Dr. Preetha Reddy
Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited.
Dr. Preetha Reddy is the Executive Vice Chairperson of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited and a member of its founding family. She is widely recognized for her contributions in making high quality healthcare accessible to millions and for her support to various entities and industry bodies, working for the betterment of India.
Apollo Hospitals is the pioneer of private healthcare in India and is Asia’s foremost integrated healthcare conglomerate. Since its inception, in 1983, the Group has touched the lives of more than 200 million individuals from over 140 countries.
Dr. Preetha works closely with the organization’s 11,000 clinicians in introducing contemporary protocols to continuously enhance clinical outcomes. She leads the thrust on quality improvement processes to achieve the highest standards in patient satisfaction. She is the Managing Trustee of the Apollo Hospitals Educational Trust, a principal body steering the educational endeavors of the group.
In addition, Dr. Preetha Reddy works with industry bodies and the Government of India to advance policy decisions on healthcare. She works closely with the Quality Council of India and 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) accreditation. In 2013, along with Dr. Prathap C Reddy, she had championed the establishment of NATHEALTH – Healthcare Federation of India, which represents the unified and credible voice of Indian healthcare. She was the President of NATHEALTH in 2020-21.
Dr. Preetha is a Governing Council Member of the International Hospital Federation (IHF), a not-for-profit, non-governmental membership organization. IHF’s vision is to create a world of healthy communities, where efficient, well-managed hospitals & healthcare facilities deliver safe, high-quality, accessible and patient-centered care. All of these are aimed at helping every individual reach their highest potential for health.
Dr. Preetha Reddy is Steering Committee Member of the Partnership on Health System Sustainability and Resilience (PHSSR), which was founded in early 2020 with the support of the World Economic Forum. The PHSSR work aims to build health system resilience to withstand future crises and sustainability to improve population health in the long-term.
She is an Independent Director on the Board of Larsen & Toubro Limited. Dr. Preetha Reddy is on the India Advisory Council of the Schulich School of Business and is on the Board of Governors of the Management Development Institute, Gurgaon.
Committed to service, she provides leadership and direction to several social projects like SACHi (Save a Child’s Heart Initiative) which supports diagnostics and treatment of underprivileged children ailing with congenital heart diseases. Across the country, whenever the need arose, she facilitated prompt medical assistance for relief and rehabilitation in times of disasters and natural calamities.
In 2022, honouring her service to humanity, the Xavier School of Management conferred the prestigious ‘Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial and Social Peace’ to Dr. Preetha Reddy. Also, recognizing Apollo’s outstanding contributions in managing the COVID-19 pandemic, she was awarded the Economic Times Businesswoman of the Year award. She was also conferred with the ‘Healthcare Personality of the Year Award’ by FICCI for her farsighted vision, exemplary work and notable contributions to the fields of healthcare and social science.
She is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award for distinguished service in the field of Social Science conferred by the Loyola Forum for Historical Research. She was awarded the NHRDN ‘People CEO Awards – Women Leadership’ by The National HRD Network. The Asian Business Leaders Forum (ABLF) had conferred her with the ABLF Award for Business Courage.
Dr. Preetha Reddy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science and a Masters’ in Public Administration. She was conferred the degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University in recognition of her outstanding work in the field of healthcare.
UPDATED ON 16/09/2022