Speaker Check: Dr. B. R. Shetty

Dr. B.R. Shetty is the founder of UAE Exchange, a leading global remittance brand which fulfils the aspirations of expatriates to send money to their families living in their home countries. Besides UAE Exchange, he has founded other ventures such as NMC, Neopharma, Finablr and BRS Ventures. NMC is the largest healthcare provider in the region with over 140 facilities in 14 countries, treating 8.5 million patients annually. Neopharma, a UAE based pharmaceutical manufacturer, is now the top generic drug maker in the UAE. He is the founder and patron of Indian Pharmaceutical Association in the Emirates and is a member of the Advisory Board (Financial Sector) Government of Dubai.
Dr. Shetty’s initial interest was in the hospital sector but noticing the business potential in other sectors he diversified into financial services, retail, advertising, food, education and IT.
Dr. Shetty has received numerous accolades in recognition of his services. In 2005, he was awarded the highest civilian distinction in the Emirate, the Abu Dhabi Award. Also in 2005, U.S. India Friendship Society presented Shetty the Distinguished Entrepreneur Award. He was awarded the Padmashree by the President of India in 2009 for his contribution in the field of trade and industry, and the Forbes Middle East Top Indian Leaders in the UAE Award.