Dr. Sangita Reddy
Joint Managing Director
Dr. Sangita Reddy is a Global Healthcare Influencer, Healthcare Technocrat, Social Entrepreneur and Humanitarian. Passionately committed to transforming healthcare system through technological advancements, she is accelerating positive transformation for effective healthcare service delivery. She has been conferred with an Honorary Doctorate by Macquarie University Australia, in recognition of her untiring efforts and resolute commitment to bringing transformative changes in healthcare, development of Health IT and championing manifold initiatives both in India and abroad. She is an Honorary Consul of Brazil in Hyderabad, appointed by the Govt. of India.
Influencing Global Healthcare – As an influential policy maker and reformist, she is actively engaged with governments and industry bodies on aspects of public health and policy development.
Dr. Sangita Reddy is a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF). In December 2019, she became the President of the industry chamber, FICCI for 2019-2020.
Dr. Sangita Reddy has been nominated by the Government of India as a Member of the Technology Development Board, Department of Science and Technology. She is an Executive Member at National Association of Software & Services Cos (NASSCOM) and was on the Board for Development Institute, USA and GAVI.Org. She was an elected Member of the Steering Committee on Health for the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-2017) by the Planning Commission, Government of India.
She has advocated and influenced policy reforms and is an acclaimed speaker on global healthcare forums around the world including the World Health Congress. As a member of the Rockefeller Working Group she contributes to the development of private sector’s role in the global healthcare industry.
Driving Healthcare Technology & Innovation – A firm believer in the potential of leveraging technology in a holistic manner, Dr. Sangita Reddy is focused on setting benchmarks in futuristic health care projects enabling IOT, AI, Data Analytics, drone tech and Block Chain. A driving force for the eHealth initiatives, it is under her leadership that Apollo Hospitals has received three consecutive HiMSS-Elsevier ICT achievement awards and four hospitals have achieved the HiMSS Level-6 certification. Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad has emerged as Asia’s first Health City.
In an initiative to build a healthier India, Dr. Sangita Reddy launched Mobile Clinics equipped with high-end technology for advanced screening of NCDs with the objective of reaching the masses who do not have easy access to affordable and quality healthcare.
An Entrepreneur Promoting Affordable and Sustainable Social Initiatives – Committed to building a more inclusive healthcare ecosystem in the nation, one of her initiatives has been “Apollo Reach”, which aims to build a string of secondary care hospitals in rural areas across India. It is under her leadership Apollo Teleheath established the world’s first Telemedicine Centre, at a challenging altitude of 4,300 meters.
Dr. Sangita Reddy is also Chairperson at Apollo Knowledge, an education initiative focused on shaping healthcare human capital for tomorrow. Apollo Knowledge initiatives, such as setting up of Medical Colleges, Medvarsity, the online learning platform and Apollo MedSkills, go a long way towards achievement of this objective. Today, Apollo MedSkills is the largest and most preferred healthcare skilling institution in India.
Driving Humanitarian Initiatives – Dr. Sangita Reddy heads Apollo Philanthropy, an umbrella entity encompassing ‘Save a Child’s Heart Initiative’, SAHI, CURE and the Billion Hearts Beating Foundation. She was also in the forefront of the formation of the Total Health Foundation which aims to improve the ‘total health’ of people by acting on the wider determinants of health as well as providing access to healthcare.
Steering the cause of Organ Donation, Dr. Sangita Reddy has implemented initiatives to bring together volunteer groups, healthcare organizations, civil society organizations, governments, NGO’s and public sector institutions on a common platform to create an Organ Donation Bank. She is a member of the consultative group for HRH The Prince of Wales, Terra Carta, the Sustainable Markets Initiative G7 CEOs meeting in June’2021.
Educational Qualifications – A graduate in Science from the Women’s Christian College in Chennai, India, Dr. Sangita Reddy has pursued post-graduation courses in Hospital Administration from Rutgers University, Harvard University and the National University of Singapore.
Directorships – Dr. Sangita Reddy is director of 16 companies in India dealing in Healthcare, Alternate Energy, Real Estate and Software Development
Awards and Recognitions – Dr. Sangita Reddy has been a recipient of numerous prestigious awards for business and leadership. In 2022, she was conferred the prestigious Women in Excellence Healthcare Award by FICCI TheGreater50 Initiative. Earlier, in 2019, she was presented with the “Best Female Healthcare Leader “Mediko award from the prestigious Indian Medical Association.
Dr. Sangita Reddy was awarded the International Women Entrepreneur 2019 award from the IWEC Foundation. She was felicitated with the prestigious Healthcare Transformation Leader’s Award’ for the exemplary role in India’s healthcare sector at India’s Biggest Event on Innovation in Healthcare – ‘Healthcare in today’s Digital India. In 2007, FICCI Ladies Organization, Hyderabad chapter awarded Dr. Sangita Reddy for her contribution to ‘Women Power & Entrepreneurship’. In 2005-06 Dr. Sangita Reddy was awarded the Top Woman Entrepreneur in the Information and Communication Technology Sector, by the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. In 1998, Dr. Sangita Reddy received the Young Manager of the Year Award from the Hyderabad Management Association.
UPDATED ON 16/05/2022