Preetha Reddy is the Vice Chairperson of the Apollo Hospitals group, Asia's foremost integrated healthcare provider. She is widely recognized for her contributions in making high quality healthcare accessible to millions across the country and also for her contributions to various entities and industry bodies, working for the betterment of India.
Apollo Hospitals is widely recognized as the pioneer of private healthcare in India, and was the country's first corporate hospital. A forerunner of integrated healthcare, Apollo has a robust presence across the healthcare spectrum and since its inception in 1983, the group has touched the lives of over 45 million individuals who came from 121 countries.
Preetha works closely with the organization's clinicians in introducing contemporary protocols to further enhance clinical outcomes. She leads the organization's thrust on continuous quality improvement processes to achieve the highest standards of patient satisfaction.
Preetha Reddy spearheaded the Apollo's focus on data driven decision making and as a part of the organisation's digital transformation journey, she championed strategic deployment of analytics, through which the organization continuously reviews clinical effectiveness using IT enabled balanced scorecards and dash-boards. Her unwavering focus on driving innovation through technology and efforts to bring in perspective and predictive analytics led Apollo in being honoured with the 2016 Microsoft Innovation Award for the use of analytics in managing infectious diseases and their control.
She is also Managing Trustee of the Apollo Hospitals Education Trust, a principal body leading the development of institutions of excellence in Nursing, Allied Health Sciences and Management, all with a shared objective of building a talent pool of skilled health human resources in India. Preetha Reddy also steers Apollo Knowledge, a vertical focused exclusively on healthcare education.
In addition to her responsibilities at Apollo Hospitals, Preetha Reddy works with industry bodies and the Government of India to advance policy decisions on healthcare issues. She was a Founding Member of the National Quality Council. Under her guidance, teams from Apollo Hospitals worked with the Government of India in introducing the NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers) a constituent board of the Quality Council of India.
Preetha Reddy is a member of the India-US CEOs Forum and India-Malaysia CEOs Forum. She is a nominated Member of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and is also on the Governing Council of NATHEALTH - Healthcare Federation of India.
Preetha is the immediate past President of the All India Management Association (AIMA) and recipient of its Honorary Fellowship. She is on the Advisory Council of the Max Institute of Healthcare Management, Indian School of Business, Mohali; member of India Advisory Council of Schulich Business School and is also a Governing Board Member of the Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) Jamshedpur.
Committed to service, Preetha Reddy has helmed several social projects like SACHi (Save a Child's Heart Initiative), that supports diagnostics and treatment of underprivileged children ailing with congenital heart diseases. Across the country, whenever the need arose, she has championed facilitation of prompt medical assistance to provide relief and rehabilitation in times of disasters and natural calamities.
She has been the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award for distinguished service in the field of Social Science from the Loyola Forum for Historical Research. In September 2014, she was awarded the NHRDN 'People CEO Awards - Women Leadership' by The National HRD Network.
She holds a Bachelor's degree in Science from Stella Maris College Chennai, and a Masters in Public Administration. She was conferred the degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by the Dr. MGR Medical University, Tamil Nadu in recognition of her outstanding work in the field of healthcare.