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NMC Healthcare

“In a vast, sandy desert, in the middle of a searing hot summer, I became the country’s first outdoor salesman,” says Dr. Shetty. Going from clinic to clinic selling drugs to doctors, loading cartons, hoisting 5-gallon barrels on his shoulder up staircases was his first idea of working in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi. He soon noticed the deficiency for basic clinics in the region and with his strong business acumen and consumer insight, he set up New Medical Centre – a small pharmacy diagnostic clinic. After that, there was no looking back. He was blessed with tremendous success and soon hospitals began sprouting across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Al Ain.

From these humble beginnings, NMC has today become the largest healthcare provider in the region with over 167 facilities across 15 countries, over 18,000 employees including 3,000 doctors treating over 8.5 million patients annually. NMC was the first healthcare company from the region to list on the London Stock Exchange and is part of the FTSE100 index with a market capitalization more than USD 10 billion. Recently, NMC got inducted to an exquisite club of MSCI Global Index.


After successfully running a chain of quality healthcare facilities, Dr Shetty felt the need for quality drugs at good value. Once again seizing the potential, Dr Shetty started a backward integration into a state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing plant – Neopharma.

It was inaugurated by the Honourable, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. Neopharma is the first pharmaceutical manufacturing facility of its kind in Abu Dhabi, with product licensing from Pfizer, USA and Merck KGaA and many other internationally renowned pharmaceutical companies, offering quality medicines at affordable prices. Neopharma’s gleaming $30 million plant sits in a green oasis and is the top generic drug maker in the U.A.E.

Dr Shetty has now embarked on the path of innovation in the fields of Bio-Technology and Cell Therapy, Tissue Culture and Nanotechnology.

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BR Life

With a belief of giving back to his motherland India, Dr. Shetty has built a leading healthcare services brand – BR Life. Under the banner of BR Life, Dr. Shetty currently operates multi super specialty healthcare facilities in India, Nepal and Egypt. Headquartered in Bengaluru, BR Life is growing its footprint across India.

SUT Hospital, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram was the first BR Life hospital in India. Sree Narayana Hospital (SNH), Raipur, SSNMC Super Specialty Hospital Bangalore, Mother & Child Hospital in Udupi and Kalinga Hospital in Bhubaneshwar are the newer hospitals under BR Life.