There is still so much more to achieve, B R Shetty says in NMC Royal
The NMC group continues to eye up expansion through acquisitions and investments, recently partially opening one of the U.A.E.’s largest private hospitals, a facility Shetty calls “the hospital of tomorrow”.
The NMC Royal in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, which will have a 500-bed capacity once it’s fully operational, is the realization of a dream that the CEO says was first discussed in a meeting between himself and His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Sheikh Zayed reportedly asked BR Shetty to build the largest, most advanced healthcare facility in the private sector—and the NMC Royal is the result, offering patients a continuum of care covering world-class emergency, critical and acute cardiovascular treatments.
Despite not easing up in his schedule, however, the CEO is these days finding ways to merge social and family commitments with his continued work ethic. “In this long journey I missed out on some key moments in my family’s lives,” he says wistfully. “Now I create opportunities to be with them by travelling together. And I try to make it to as many social gatherings as my schedule permits. It helps me connect with all sections of society and understand their needs.” As he ploughs ahead with ambitious plans for both his business and his community, Shetty displays the energy and enthusiasm of a person half his age. “There is still so much more to achieve”, he says. It seems that for some, a 40-year legacy is still a work in progress.