Ms. Preetha Reddy
Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited.
Preetha Reddy is the Executive Vice Chairperson of the Apollo Hospitals Group, Asia’s foremost integrated healthcare provider. 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 acclaimed as the pioneer of private healthcare in India, and was India’s ﬁrst corporate hospital. Apollo has a robust presence across the healthcare ecosystem, comprising of over 70 Hospitals, 4000 Pharmacies, 200+ Primary Care & Diagnostic Clinics and several retail health models. The Group also has 700 Telemedicine hubs across 48 countries, Global Projects Consultancy, Medical Colleges, Medvarsity for E-Learning, Colleges of Nursing and Hospital Management, Medskills and a Research Foundation. In addition, the Apollo 24/7 App has emerged as a leading Omnichannel platform in India and Apollo Home Health provides the care continuum.
Since its inception, in 1983, the Group has touched the lives of over 150 million individuals from over 140 countries. Preetha works closely with the organization’s 9000 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 endeavours of the group.
In addition, Preetha Reddy works with industry bodies and the Government of India to advance policy decisions on healthcare. She was a Founding Member of 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.
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.
Preetha Reddy is an Independent Director on the Board of Larsen & Toubro Limited. She 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, Preetha Reddy 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 recognition of Apollo delivering outstanding medical care during the COVID-19 outbreak, Preetha Reddy was awarded the Economic Times Businesswoman of the Year award in 2021. 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.
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 19/08/2021