CII Leadership


Ms. Shobana Kamineni
President, CII (2017-18) &
Executive Vice Chairperson,
Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited

Shobana Kamineni is the Executive Vice Chairperson of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited and a member of its founding family. Apollo Hospitals is the pioneer of private healthcare in India and is Asia's foremost healthcare conglomerate

Championing Special Initiatives for over 7 years, Shobana had steered the organization's emergence as a proponent of integrated healthcare in India. She continues to helm Apollo Global Projects Consultancy and the Research & Innovation divisions of the organization. She also heads Apollo Pharmacy, India's largest pharmacy chain with a pan-India network of over 2500 stores, 19000 employees; it serves 3,00,000 customers a day. She is the founder and a Whole Time Director on the Board of Apollo Munich Health Insurance, acknowledged as India's best specialized Health Insurance Company for 6 years, consecutively.

She is an Independent Director on the Boards of Blue Star Limited and Hero MotoCorp. Shobana also serves on the Advisory Council of the National Cadet Corps (NCC). She was an Advisor to CISCO India's External Board.

An active member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Shobana has been elected as President for the year 2017-18. She is the first woman to become the President of CII since it began in 1895.

In addition, Shobana is Vice-Chairperson of the KEI Group, a diversified logistics, leisure & infrastructure business founded with her husband.

Passionate about inculcating a culture of wellness, Shobana had championed the establishment of 'Billion Hearts Beating' - an NGO dedicated to educating fellow Indians about preventing heart disease and staying heart-healthy.

Shobana has been a recipient of prestigious national awards for Entrepreneurship and Leadership. She was conferred an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Science by the prestigious Bryant University, USA, in recognition of her life's work in healthcare & pharmaceuticals and her leadership role in business expansion in India.