Ms. Shobana Kamineni- Director of new initiatives
was named Executive Vice - Chairperson, AHEL in July 2014. A member of the founding family, she has been director since February 2010.
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.
Shobana continues to helm the Apollo Global Projects Consultancy that steers the planning, design and execution of new projects. She also heads Apollo Pharmacy, presently the fastest growing business within AHEL. Apollo Pharmacy is now India’s largest pharmacy chain with a pan - India network of over 2000 stores, 14000 employees and it serves 1,50,000 customers a day.
Shobana had championed 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. She is an independent director of Blue Star Limited. She also serves as an advisor to CISCO India's External Board. As an active member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Shobana was Chairperson of CII (Southern Region), Chairperson CII - AP. In the past, she had chaired the CII National Committees on Entrepreneurship and Public Health. Shobana is Governing Council Member of the Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre (OIFC).
Shobana has been nominated as Member of the Executive Council and Finance Committee of the Osmania University, Hyderabad. She is on the Advisory Council of the National Cadet Corps (NCC).
Passionate about inculcating a culture of wellness, Shobana had championed the establishment of 'Billion Hearts Beating' - an NGO dedicated to educating Indians about preventing heart disease and staying heart-healthy.
Shobana holds a B.A. in Economics from Stella Maris College, Chennai and an accelerated Diploma in Hospital Administration from Columbia University, New York. An avid sportsperson, she was a national level squash player.
Shobana has been a recipient of prestigious national awards for Entrepreneurship and Leadership.