Dr. Preetha Reddy
Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited.
Dr. Preetha Reddy, the Executive Vice Chairperson of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited and a member of its founding family, is widely acknowledged for her exceptional contributions to making high-quality healthcare accessible to millions and for her dedicated support to various entities and industry bodies, all working towards the betterment of India.
Apollo Hospitals, the pioneer of private healthcare in India and the foremost integrated healthcare conglomerate in Asia, has had a profound impact on the lives of over 200 million individuals from more than 140 countries since its establishment in 1983.
Working closely with over 13,000 clinicians within the organization, Dr. Preetha collaborates in introducing contemporary protocols to continuously enhance clinical outcomes. She takes the lead in promoting quality improvement processes, striving to achieve the highest standards in patient satisfaction. Additionally, she serves as the Managing Trustee of the Apollo Hospitals Educational Trust, a principal body responsible for overseeing the educational endeavours of the group.
Furthermore, Dr. Preetha Reddy actively engages with industry bodies and the Government of India to influence healthcare policy decisions. She maintains a close working relationship with the Quality Council of India and has guided teams from Apollo Hospitals in their collaboration with the Government of India to introduce the NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers) accreditation. Currently, she serves as a Member of the Steering Committee responsible for strategizing the Grading of NABH Accredited Healthcare Organizations.
In 2013, alongside Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Dr. Preetha played a pivotal role in establishing NATHEALTH – Healthcare Federation of India, which represents the unified and credible voice of Indian healthcare. In the year 2020-21, she served as the President of NATHEALTH.
Executive Vice Chairperson Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited Dr. Preetha Reddy Dr. Preetha is also a member of the Governing Council of the International Hospital Federation (IHF), a non-profit, non-governmental membership organization with a vision to create a world of healthy communities. IHF focuses on promoting efficient, well-managed hospitals and healthcare facilities that deliver safe, high-quality, accessible, and patient-centred care, all with the aim of helping individuals achieve their highest potential for health.
She serves as an Independent Director on the Board of Larsen & Toubro Limited and is a member of the India Advisory Council of the Schulich School of Business.
With a deep commitment to service, Dr. Preetha provides leadership and guidance to several social projects, including SACHi (Save a Child’s Health Initiative) and the Total Health Foundation. She has facilitated prompt medical assistance for relief and rehabilitation during times of disasters and natural calamities across the country whenever the need arises.
In recognition of her remarkable service to humanity, Dr. Preetha Reddy was honoured with the prestigious ‘Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial and Social Peace’ by the Xavier School of Management in 2022. Additionally, for Apollo Hospitals’ outstanding contributions in managing the COVID-19 pandemic, she received the Economic Times Businesswoman of the Year award. FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry) presented her with the ‘Healthcare Personality of the Year Award’ for her visionary outlook, exemplary work, and notable contributions to the fields of healthcare and social science.
She has received numerous accolades for her distinguished service in the field of Social Science, including a Lifetime Achievement award from the Loyola Forum for Historical Research and the Asia HRD Congress. She was also honoured with the NHRDN ‘People CEO Awards – Women Leadership’ by The National HRD Network. The Asian Business Leaders Forum (ABLF) conferred upon her 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 15/11/2023