Ms. Preetha Reddy
Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited.
Preetha Reddy is the 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 across the country. She is known 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 74 Hospitals, 3800 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 offers online consultation services. Apollo Home Health provides the care continuum.
Since its inception, in 1983, the Group has touched the lives of over 120 million individuals from 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 representing the unified and credible voice of the Indian healthcare community. She is now the President of NATHEALTH for the year,
2020-2021. She is also on the Board of Governors of the Management Development Institute (MDI), 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. 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.
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 22/07/2020