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Suneeta Reddy, 60

Managing director, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise

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She is arguably the biggest name in healthcare in India: She oversees the country’s largest hospital chain with over 10,000 beds across 70 hospitals, which also has a presence in Oman and Bangladesh. Apollo is growing under Reddy: In January, it opened a proton therapy centre in Chennai, the first in South Asia, with an investment of ₹1,300 crore. It made India the 16th country in the world to offer such cancer treatment. Along with the centre, it also set up a 180-bed integrated cancer hospital. The numbers tell its healthy story: In FY19, Apollo’s Ebitda crossed ₹1,000 crore for the first time, backed by a robust performance during the fourth quarter. The Chennai-based hospital chain doubled its consolidated profit after tax to ₹236 crore in FY19; total revenue was ₹9,617 crore, up 17% year-on-year. Apollo also has pharmacies, diagnostic clinics, and a telemedicine vertical. From its pharmacy business, it is eyeing an annual revenue of ₹10,000 crore in the next five years.

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