Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited
Had formally joined the Apollo Hospitals Group in 1989 and was pivotal in its emergence as Asia’s….
Preetha Reddy had formally joined the Apollo Hospitals Group in 1989 and was pivotal in its emergence as Asia’s foremost trusted integrated healthcare provider. She leads Apollo Hospitals’ thrust on continuous quality improvement processes and had championed its endeavour to be accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the global gold standard for quality and patient safety. She is the Managing Trustee of the Apollo Hospitals Education Trust, a principal body leading the development of institutions of excellence in Nursing, Allied Health Sciences and Management, with an objective to build a talent pool of skilled health human resources in the country.
In addition to her responsibilities at the Apollo Group, Preetha Reddy works with industry bodies and the Government of India to advance policy decisions on healthcare issues. She was instrumental in the setting up of the NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers) a constituent board of the Quality Council of India, set up to establish and operate accreditation programmes for healthcare organizations.
Preetha Reddy is a member of the Indo-US CEOs Forum and Indo-Malaysia CEOs Forum which are think-tanks created by the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s Office to strengthen bilateral cooperation and trade. She has also been nominated Member of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. She is in the Leadership Team as Treasurer of NATHEALTH – Healthcare Federation of India, an industry body envisaged to raise ‘collective voice’ and accelerate positive change in Indian healthcare.
Preetha Reddy is the immediate Past President of the All India Management Association (AIMA) and is a recipient of its Honorary Fellowship. She is on the Advisory Council of the Max Institute of Healthcare Management at ISB, Mohali and is also member of India Advisory Council of Schulich Business School. She is also a Governing Board Member of the Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) Jamshedpur.
She is an Independent Director on the Minneapolis headquartered Medtronic Inc. Board of Directors.
Committed to service, Dr. Preetha Reddy has helmed several social projects like SACHi (Save A Child’s Heart Initiative), that supports underprivileged children ailing with congenital heart diseases. She has also been a vital catalyst in facilitating prompt medical emergency responses to numerous calamities.
She was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award for distinguished service in the field of Social Science from the Loyola Forum for Historical Research. In September 2014, she was conferred with NHRDN ‘People CEO Awards – Women Leadership’ by The National HRD Network. She was conferred the Lifestyle Icon Recognition Award at CEO India Awards 2015.
She holds a B.Sc. from Stella Maris College Chennai, and a Masters in Public Administration. She was conferred the degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by the Dr. MGR Medical University, Tamil Nadu in recognition of her outstanding work in the field of healthcare.