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Business Extra: exclusive interview with BR Shetty part 2 – Travelex, the power of tea and the Golden Card visa

Founder of NMC Healthcare and Finablr shares how he managed to buy the global foreign exchange brand and explains why he is now investing in Assam tea

BR Shetty claims former managers at NMC Health, Finablr and his private companies took out loans and signed cheques without his knowledge. Leslie Pableo for The National  
BR Shetty claims former managers at NMC Health, Finablr and his private companies took out loans and signed cheques without his knowledge. Leslie Pableo for The National  

Mustafa Alrawi, Assistant Editor in Chief, talks exclusively to BR Shetty, the founder of NMC Healthcare, Finablr and Neopharma, as well as the founder and chairman of BRS Ventures.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. June 30, 2019. Dr. B.R. Shetty is the founder of BRS Ventures, Finablr, and NMC Health. Emily Broad for The National FOR: For Podcast Section:
BR Shetty in conversation. Emily Broad for The National

In the second of the two-part interview, Mr Shetty recounts how he managed to buy the global foreign exchange business Travelex thanks to his belief in keeping good personal relationships. He is also backing Assam tea to become a worldwide brand now that he owns the oldest producer in India.

He explains what he learnt at Harvard University, how sustainable philanthropy makes solid commercial sense and why he wants to make a film of the Mahabharat. Mr Shetty says that being given permanent residency in the UAE was one of the best moments of his life and that the Golden Card visa programme will give lots of other Indian expats lots of confidence in what success can mean here.

Listen to part 1 of our exclusive interview here.

Updated: July 9, 2019 12:45 PM

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