A member of the founding family, Sangita Reddy actively participated in the inception of Apollo Hospitals, and formally joined the Group in 1983 as a management trainee. Two years later, she assumed the role of an Executive Assistant to her father, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group. This multitude of experiences assisted her greatly in developing a sound knowledge of the healthcare ecosystem and superlative patient care.
For almost two decades since, as Executive Director Operations, Sangita led the human resources portfolio and her efforts have been central to the values of the Apollo culture. She has been pivotal in directing operations for the entire Apollo Hospitals Group and under her able stewardship Apollo Hospitals in Hyderabad emerged as Asia’s first Health City – a model that also introduced multi-dimensional holistic healthcare to India.
In 2014, Sangita Reddy was elevated to the position of Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited. She has assumed greater organizational responsibilities which included creating an IT enabled patient centric operation across the Apollo footprint, and forging an unmatched continuum of care for patients.Sangita has been a passionate crusader in reaching health care to every corner of India and the underserved regions of the world, through Telehealth and remote healthcare.
Instrumental in growing the group’s retail healthcare foray, Sangita leads Retail Health, which includes Health & Lifestyle under Apollo Health and Lifestyle Ltd., the company running Clinics, Cradles and other retail service formats.
Sangita steers Apollo’s thrust on research, innovation and healthcare initiatives. She is also the Chairperson of Apollo Knowledge, the education vertical of the group.
She is a member of the prestigious World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Digital Health which aims to advance the use, adoption and measurement of technology in health and healthcare, focusing on digital health. Sangita greatly influenced the development of the healthcare information technology industry in India, particularly with the global Healthcare IT Conferences that she had initiated in 2010. An ardent champion advocating the benefits of a global delivery model through rural hospitals, outreach camps, telemedicine and other such innovative models, Sangita has always been focused on the need to create healthcare of the future. She spearheaded the organization’s endeavours in the domain of telemedicine, e-health and mobile health and continues to head the IT functions across all divisions of the Group.
Sangita Reddy has been nominated by the Government of India to be a Member of the Technology Development Board, Department of Science and Technology.
Underscoring Sangita Reddy’s versatile experience in healthcare, Strides Arcolab a global first generation, pharmaceutical company with business interests in differentiated pharma generics, branded generics, and bio-pharma invited her as an Independent Director.
Sangita Reddy is the Head of Andhra Pradesh State for the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce, and she is also its National Head of Healthcare. She has also been elected Member of the Steering Committee on Health for the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012–2017) by the Planning Commission, Government of India.
Sangita Reddy also a board member of Results for Development Institute, a non-profit international think tank which seeks to unlock solutions to tough development challenges for people in low – and middle-income countries. She is a member of the Gavi Advisory Council and Technology Development Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
In 1998, she received the `Young Manager of the Year’ award from the Hyderabad Management Association and in 2005–06 was awarded the Top Woman Entrepreneur in the Information and Communication Technology Sector. Sangita Reddy‘s prowess in business and leadership has won her several accolades which include the ‘Hyderabad Women of the Decade Achievers’ award from ASSOCHAM Ladies League for ‘Excellence in Business and Healthcare’, the ‘Successful Women Entrepreneur’ award given by the Chittoor NRI’s Organization, Dallas, Texas. In 2007, FICCI Ladies Organization, Hyderabad chapter awarded Ms. Reddy for her contribution to ‘Women Power & Entrepreneurship’.
Sangita Reddy was a member of the Rockefeller Working Group, where she focused on the private sector’s role in global healthcare. She is also a Director of AHIL, PCR Investments Limited, Apollo Health and Lifestyle, Apollo Mumbai Hospitals Limited, Medvarsity Online Limited, Family Health Plan and Apollo Health Resources Limited.
Sangita Reddy graduated in Science with Honours from the Women’s Christian College in Chennai, India. She had taken post-graduate and executive courses in Hospital Administration from Rutgers University, Harvard University and the NUS.