Immediate Past President, PAFI
SVP & Chief Public Affairs,
Apollo Hospitals Group

Vinita Sethi

Vinita is the SVP & Chief Public Affairs at the Apollo Hospitals Group, India’s largest and Asia’s foremost integrated healthcare conglomerate spanning across hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, R&D, and tele-remote health care. She works actively with the industry and the Government to accelerate the growth of an inclusive healthcare ecosystem, and is regularly engaged with policy advocacy forums with Ministries and think tanks. Focusing on opportunities to collaborate across industry, and to synergise for scale across CSR programs, she has been engaged with other global stakeholders at the World Economic Forum as well, to promote an innovative culture to reinvent & transform healthcare.

In a career spanning over two decades, she has worked in senior positions in CII & FICCI, and as VP-Corporate Affairs at Bharti Airtel. Vinita completed her Masters in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics (1985-87), followed by Masters in International Relations from the International University of Japan (1987-89). Vinita has published several papers and articles, and has been acknowledged by the Niti Aayog for her contribution to the "Strategy for New India @75".

Passionate about developmental issues, she helped set up the Ek Soch Sandbox for social entrepreneurship (2011-2015). Currently she is one of the co-conveners of the Women’s Mentorship forum in FICCI-FLO led “Empowering the Greater 50% initiative” and is working on a digital inclusion programme for women in education & financial literacy across the country.