AIMA, the apex body of the management profession, announced the appointment of its office bearers for 2013-14 on Friday. Ms. Preetha Reddy is the first woman president of AIMA in its history of 57 years and succeeds D Shivakumar, former managing director, Nokia India Private Limited. Reddy will be responsible for leading AIMA's initiatives for the year and creating strategies to support the association's mission of building management capabilities in the country.
Ms. Reddy said: "I am pleased to be entrusted with the responsibility to lead AIMA."
H M Nerurkar, managing director at Tata Steel Limited, is the new senior vice president of AIMA, a position that was occupied by Ms. PreethaReddy last year. Nerurkar was the vice president during 2012-13. Firdose Vandrewala, chairman, Hirco Developments, joins the ranks of AIMA office bearers as vice president. P Dwarkanath continues as the Treasurer.
Ms. Preetha Reddy heads the leading private sector healthcare services provider in India, which is among Asia's largest healthcare networks. She has been working with multiple industry bodies and the Government of India to advance policy decisions on important healthcare issues. In 2009, the Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh, invited her to join the Indo-US and Indo-Malaysia CEOs Forums, think-tank created to strengthen bilateral cooperation and trade.
Ms. Preetha Reddy is also a founding member of the National Quality Council, which provides the guidelines on minimum quality standards to Indian Hospitals.