Ms. Shobana Kamineni
President Designate, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) &
Executive Vice-Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited (AHEL)
Ms. Shobana Kamineni, a member of the founding family was named Executive Vice Chairperson, AHEL in July 2014.
Championing Special Initiatives for over 7 years, she had directed the company's diversification into several new domains, all of which have been largely responsible for Apollo's emergence as Asia's foremost integrated healthcare organization.
Ms. Kamineni continues to helm the Apollo Global Projects Consultancy, which steers the planning, design and execution of new projects. She also heads Apollo Pharmacy, presently the fastest growing business within AHEL. Apollo Pharmacy is India's largest pharmacy chain with a pan-India network of over 2,500 stores, 17,000 employees; it serves 2,50,000 customer a day. She had steered Apollo's collaboration with Munich Re in 2008, and she continues to be a Whole Time Director on the Board of Apollo Munich Health Insurance.
In addition, she is Vice-Chairperson of the KEI Group, a diversified logistics, leisure and infrastructure business founded with her husband. She is an Independent Director on the Boards of Blue Star Limited and Hero MotoCorp. She also serves as an Advisor to CISCO India's External Board.
Passionate about inculcating a culture of wellness, Ms. Kamineni had championed the establishment of 'Billion Hearts Beating' - an NGO dedicated to educating Indians about preventing heart disease and staying heart-healthy.
She also serves on the Advisory Council of the National Cadet Corp (NCC).
Ms. Kamineni has been a recipient of prestigious national awards for Entrepreneurship and Leadership.
As an active Member of the CII, Ms. Kamineni has been elected as President-Designate for the year 2016.