B.R. Shetty

Founder & Chairman – NMC Health

Dr B. R. Shetty is a serial entrepreneur, pillar of the community and a social servant. A visionary leader, who follows his heart and intuition, he has explored untapped markets and paved new paths in his successful entrepreneurial journey in UAE. He started his innings in 1975 with the launch of New Medical Centre (NMC), the first private healthcare facility in UAE. His commitment to providing state-of-the-art facilities enabled NMC to be listed on the London Stock Exchange and included as a part of the coveted FTSE100 index.

In a step towards backward integration into the healthcare sector, Dr. Shetty set-up Neopharma in 2003. Neopharma is a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and has collaborations with multinational companies like Pfizer, Merck, Abbot Laboratories, Hetero Pharmaceuticals and Biocon to name a few. Recently, Neopharma has acquired an antibiotic manufacturing facility in the US.

With a belief of giving back to India, his country of birth, Dr. Shetty has established a leading healthcare services brand – BR Life. Headquartered in Bengaluru, BR Life currently operates multi-specialty healthcare facilities in India, Nepal, Africa and the Middle East.