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Ms. Sangita Reddy

Greatly inspired by her father and founding Chairman, Dr. Prathap C Reddy's mission to bring healthcare within the reach of every individual, Sangita Reddy had formally joined Apollo Hospitals in 1983. An active participant of the founding team, she held a number of responsible positions including Executive Assistant to Chairman, CEO, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai and so on, across the organization evolving a patient-centric process driven culture. It was under her able stewardship that Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad emerged as Asia's first Health City - a model that introduced multi-dimensional holistic healthcare in India.

Currently, Sangita Reddy is the Joint Managing Director of the Apollo Hospitals Group. Widely acknowledged as the pioneer of private healthcare in India and a proponent of integrated healthcare, since its inception in 1983, Apollo Hospitals has touched the lives of over 50 million individuals from 140 countries.

Passionately committed to transforming healthcare using effective and efficient technology, she steered Apollo Hospitals to harness technological advancements in accelerating positive transformation and 4 hospitals have even achieved the HiMSS Level-6 certification. A driving force for the eHealth initiatives, it was under her leadership that Apollo emerged as a recipient of three consecutive HiMSS-Elsevier ICT achievement awards. A firm believer in the potential of mHealth and iOT enabled health delivery, Sangita championed manifold initiatives and led the creation of a Mobile Health System that increases agility, productivity, and response time of the doctors and allied health professionals. Over the years, Sangita greatly influenced the development of Health IT in India through annual Health IT conferences and also by her participation in State and Central Government endeavours.

Instrumental in the group's retail and primary healthcare expansion, Sangita had promoted and currently helms Apollo Health and Lifestyle Ltd., which includes innovative healthcare retail service formats such as family health clinics, diagnostic centres, birthing boutiques & maternal health centres, ambulatory surgery centres, dental spas and diabetes management facilities. In addition to strengthen the care continuum, Sangita introduced Apollo Home Care for the provision of trusted medical care in the comfort of the patient's home and Apollo Elder Care to provide customized geriatric care.

Moreover, cognizant of the acute need for well-trained skilled manpower in the country, she led a partnership between Apollo Hospitals and National Skill Development Corporation, which has now emerged as a purpose - driven public private partnership with a goal to skill half a million individuals before 2020.

In addition to her organizational responsibilities, Sangita works with industry bodies and the Government of India on aspects of public health and policy development. An ardent champion advocating the benefits of a global delivery model through rural hospitals, outreach camps and telemedicine, Sangita is continuously engaged with governments to deliver innovative health services harnessing digital platforms.

Sangita Reddy is the Chairperson of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industries) for the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, and she is also its National Head of Healthcare. She is an elected Member of the Steering Committee on Health for the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012–2017) for the Government of India. She has also had close interactions with industry bodies such as National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) on incorporation of clinical and operational quality standards into overall hospital management governance.

She is on the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council for Digital Health which aims to advance the use, adoption and measurement of technology in health and healthcare, focusing on digital health.

In 2017, Australia's only university-led academic health sciences center, Macquarie University conferred an honorary doctorate to Sangita Reddy in recognition of her untiring efforts and resolute commitment to bring transformative changes in Indian healthcare, development of Health IT in India and championing manifold initiatives both in India and abroad.

Sangita is an Independent Director on the board of Strides Arcolab and is also a Board member of Results for Development Institute, a non-profit international think tank. She is member of the Gavi Advisory Council and the Technology Development Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. She was member of the Rockefeller Working Group focused on the private sector's role in global healthcare. She is also Independent Director of the board on several companies engaged in Real Estate, Alternate Energy, Software and Automation.

She has been a recipient of numerous prestigious awards for business and leadership. Yet her mainspring is her resolute commitment to bring about many more transformative changes in Indian healthcare making it much more accessible, affordable and truly inclusive.

Sangita Reddy graduated in Science with Honours from the Women's Christian College in Chennai, India. She has a post graduate degree, and has done executive courses in Hospital Administration from Rutgers University, Harvard University and the NUS.

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