Inspired and guided by her father, Dr Prathap C. Reddy, the pioneer of corporatised healthcare in India, Preetha formally joined Apollo Hospitals as the Joint Managing Director in 1989 and five years later, became the Managing Director of the Group. A forerunner of integrated healthcare in Asia and globally, Apollo Hospitals’ has been in a position of strength at every touch point of the healthcare delivery chain.
Preetha was ranked in the International list of '50 Most Powerful Women in Business', by Fortune in 2010 and 2011. She was also featured in ‘The Most Powerful Women in Business’ list compiled by Fortune India in 2011. In addition, she has been regularly featured in Business Today's list of powerful business women since 2006. A founding member of the National Quality Council, an organisation which had provided the guidelines on minimum quality standards to Indian hospitals,. She is also an Executive Member on the Board of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise and a Governing Board Member of XLRI Jamshedpur.
Ms. Preetha Reddy holds a B.Sc from Stella Maris College Chennai and a Masters in Public Administration from Madras University. She also received formal training in fine arts at Kalakshetra, Chennai and 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. Preetha is married and has two sons.