Dr. B.R. Shetty is one of the leading business icons in the Middle East. He was listed among Forbes’ Top 2 Indian business leaders in the Arab world in 2018. Dr. Shetty is a self-made entrepreneur with over 39 years of experience establishing and growing global businesses across the healthcare, financial services, pharmaceuticals, education, FMCG and hospitality sectors.
Dr. Shetty is the founder of NMC Health PLC and Finablr PLC. He currently serves as the Co-Chairman of Finablr PLC, which is listed on the Premium Segment of the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. He also serves as the Joint Non-Executive Chairman of NMC Health PLC, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, included as a part of the coveted Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index and inducted into the prestigious MSCI World Index.
A passionate advocate of corporate social responsibility, Dr. Shetty is a signatory to “The Giving Pledge,” a global philanthropy initiative, committing to donate half his wealth to charity. His business accomplishments and exceptional social work have earned him the “Order of Abu Dhabi”, the highest civilian honour bestowed by the Government of Abu Dhabi. He is a recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri award, one of the highest civilian honours from the Government of India for his outstanding achievements and contributions to business and trade.
Additionally, the then President of India, the late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam conferred upon him the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award for his outstanding contribution towards the betterment of the Non-Resident Indian community. Dr. Shetty was conferred with a Doctorate by Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA, and an Honorary Doctorate from Middlesex University, Dubai. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board of Boston University in the United States.