Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 17 September 2019

Business Extra podcast: exclusive interview with BR Shetty part 1 – Sheikh Zayed’s vision and why Modi is great for Indian businesses

Founder of NMC Healthcare and Finablr says getting employees to share his vision is a key part of his success and explains why he is giving away half of his wealth

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.

In the first part of the interview, Mr Shetty shares stories about building a fledgling business in Abu Dhabi in the 1970s and 1980s including how one morning he had to get behind the wheel of an ambulance to get to the scene of a medical emergency.

BR Shetty in conversation with The National's Mustafa Alrawi. Emily Broad for The National  
BR Shetty in conversation with The National's Mustafa Alrawi. Emily Broad for The National

He recounts his memories of the Founding Father Sheikh Zayed. And he also explains how everyone told him not to build a pharmaceutical factory in Abu Dhabi but he proved them wrong.

Mr Shetty says he is sure that joining the Bill and Melinda Gates Giving Pledge was a good thing for him and his family. He also says Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is great for business but that he doesn’t miss his first career in local politics back home.

Listen to part 2 of our ex exclusive interview with BR Shetty here

Updated: July 4, 2019 03:43 PM

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