Ms. Preetha Reddy
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT AIMA
Executive Vice Chairperson
Apollo Hospitals Group
Ms. Preetha Reddy is the Executive Vice Chairperson of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited, the leading private sector healthcare services provider in India, and among Asia’s largest healthcare networks. Since inception in 1983, Apollo Hospitals has been honoured with the trust of over 20 million patients.
Inspired and guided by her father, Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, the visionary pioneer of corporatized healthcare in India, she had formally joined Apollo Hospitals as Joint Managing Director in 1989 and 5 years later, she became the Managing Director of the Group.
A forerunner in integrated healthcare in Asia and globally, Apollo Hospitals’ has been in a position of strength at every touchpoint of the healthcare delivery chain. The group’s presence includes quaternary and tertiary care hospitals in urban and semi-urban India, primary care & diagnostic family clinics, pharmacies, health education and research endeavours, global clinical trials, wellness, healthcare consulting, business process operations and healthcare technology services.
Preetha Reddy steers the operations of the Apollo Hospitals group and works closely with the clinicians to help introduce contemporary protocols, and constantly enhance clinical outcomes. She also oversees the planning, designing and funding of new projects, with a view to directing the Group towards optimum utilization of resources and funds. Keenly focused on Quality, she institutionalized strict adherence to pre-determined standards in every area of operations of the Group’s hospitals.
Ms. Preetha works with industry bodies and the Government of India to advance policy decisions on important healthcare issues. In 2009, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, invited her to join the Indo-U.S. and Indo-Malaysia CEOs Forum, think-tanks created to strengthen bilateral cooperation and trade. Recently, with an aim to harness the growing mobile penetration in India, Ms. Preetha Reddy initiated partnerships with telecom providers and Apollo Hospitals now offers m-health solutions. These path breaking m-health partnerships are set to transform the way healthcare is delivered to the citizens of India and will accelerate Apollo Hospitals’ vision of touching a billion lives.
Ms. Preetha was a Founding Member of the National Quality Council, which provides the guidelines on minimum quality standards to Indian Hospitals. In addition to being an Executive Member on the Board of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise, she is a Member of the Wipro Business Leadership Council, a Governing Board Member of XLRI Jamshedpur, and is also on the Board of the Superbrand India Council. She has been at the forefront of working for the less fortunate and an inspiring example is SACHi (Save a Child's Heart Initiative) - an endeavour to treat underprivileged children with congenital heart diseases. Under the auspices of SACHi, over 5000 cardiac surgeries have been performed and over 50,000 underprivileged children have been screened for cardiac ailments.
Ms. Preetha Reddy holds a B.Sc from Stella Maris College Chennai, and a Masters in Public Administration from Madras University. She received formal training in fine-arts at Kalakshetra, Chennai and this helped her further imbibe traditional Indian art and culture. Preetha Reddy was conferred the Degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by the Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai in recognition of her outstanding work in the field of healthcare. Ms. Preetha is married and has two sons.