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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 is the founder of BRS Ventures, Finablr, and NMC Health. Leslie Pableo for The National  
BR Shetty is the founder of BRS Ventures, Finablr, and NMC Health. 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.

BR Shetty in conversation. Emily Broad for The National  
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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