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Profile – Dr. Preetha Reddy


Preetha Reddy had formally joined the Apollo Hospitals Group in 1989 and was pivotal in its emergence as Asia’s foremost and 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, all with the shared objective of building a talent pool of skilled health human resources in India.

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 a Founding Member of the National Quality Council, an organisation that created the guidelines of Quality standards for Indian Hospitals. 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) – a constituent board of the Quality Council of India.

Ms. Reddy is an Independent Director on the Board of Directors of Medtronic Inc.

Preetha Reddy is a member of the India-US CEOs Forum and India-Malaysia CEOs Forum, think-tanks created by the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s Office to strengthen bilateral cooperation and trade. She is also a nominated Member of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. She is on the Governing Council 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 recipient of its Honorary Fellowship. She is on the Advisory Council of the Max Institute of Healthcare Management, Indian School of Business, Mohali; member of India Advisory Council of Schulich Business School and is also a Governing Board Member of the Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) Jamshedpur.

Committed to service, Preetha Reddy has helmed several social projects like SACHi (Save a Child’s Heart Initiative), that 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.

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 awarded the NHRDN ‘People CEO Awards – Women Leadership’ by The National HRD Network. She was presented with the Lifestyle Icon Recognition Award at CEO India Awards 2015.

She holds a Bachelors in Science 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.

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