Shobana Kamineni, a member of the founding family is the Executive Vice Chairperson, AHEL. 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.
Championing Special Initiatives for over 7 years, she had directed the company's diversification into several new domains, all of which have been largely responsible for Apollo's emergence as Asia's foremost integrated healthcare organization.
Shobana continues to helm the Apollo Global Projects Consultancy, which steers the planning, design and execution of new projects. She also heads Apollo Pharmacy, presently the fastest growing business within AHEL. Apollo Pharmacy is India's largest pharmacy chain with a pan-India network of over 2500 stores, 17000 employees; it serves 2,50,000 customer a day. She had steered Apollo's collaboration with Munich Re in 2008, and she continues to be a Whole Time Director on the Board of Apollo Munich Health Insurance.
In addition, Shobana is Vice-Chairperson of the KEI Group, a diversified logistics, leisure & infrastructure business founded with her husband. She is an Independent Director on the Boards of Blue Star Limited and Hero MotoCorp. She also serves as an Advisor to CISCO India's External Board.
As an active member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Shobana has been elected as President-Designate for the year 2016. She also serves on the Advisory Council of the National Cadet Corps (NCC).
Passionate about inculcating a culture of wellness, Shobana had championed the establishment of 'Billion Hearts Beating' - an NGO dedicated to educating Indians about preventing heart disease and staying heart-healthy.
Shobana has been a recipient of prestigious national awards for Entrepreneurship and Leadership.