Preetha 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 and also 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 the country’s first corporate hospital. A proponent of integrated healthcare, Apollo Hospitals has a robust presence across the healthcare spectrum. Since its inception, in 1983, the Group has touched the lives of over 150 million individuals from 140 countries.
Preetha works closely with the organization’s clinicians in introducing contemporary protocols to continuously enhance clinical outcomes. She leads the thrust on continuous quality improvement processes to achieve the highest standards of patient satisfaction. She is the Managing Trustee of the Apollo Hospitals Education Trust; a principal body steering institutions in Nursing, Allied Health Sciences and Management, with a shared objective of building a talent pool of skilled health human resources in India.
In addition to her responsibilities at Apollo Hospitals, 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). She is a nominated Member of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and is also on the Governing Council of NATHEALTH – Healthcare Federation of India.
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 championed facilitation of prompt medical assistance to provide relief and rehabilitation in times of disasters and natural calamities.
In 2018, Preetha Reddy was conferred the ‘ABLF Award for Business Courage’ by the Asian Business Leaders Forum (ABLF) Dubai. She is also recipient of a Lifetime Achievement award for distinguished service in the field of Social Science from the Loyola Forum for Historical Research. She was awarded the NHRDN ‘People CEO Awards – Women Leadership’ by The National HRD Network.
Preetha 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 Dr. MGR Medical University, Tamil Nadu in recognition of her outstanding work in the field of healthcare.