Dr. B.R. Shetty, chairman of U...
Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty is the Founder and Chairman of BRS Ventures. Dr. B.R. Shetty is one of the most successful business tycoons, who follows his heart and intuition. This trait has helped him explore untapped markets and pave new paths in his successful entrepreneurial journey. Dr. B.R. Shetty started his entrepreneurial journey in 1975 with the launch of New Medical Centre (NMC), the first private healthcare facility in the UAE. His distinctive capabilities and foresight transformed the healthcare industry in the region. His commitment to provide state-of-the-art facilities has got NMC listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Meanwhile the burgeoning expatriate population in the UAE triggered the need for a formal and safe money transfer channel. Dr. B.R Shetty sensed an opportunity in that challenge and ventured into remittance sector through UAE Exchange, the leading global remittance, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand. He also identified an opportunity in currency exchange business and acquired Travelex, the world’s leading foreign exchange specialist. With this acquisition, he was successful in bringing two category leaders under a single umbrella. Diversified business interests in Dr. B.R. Shetty led to the opening of quality educational institutes, well-established hospitality division and management of infrastructure business.
Dr. B.R. Shetty’s business accomplishments and exceptional social work have earned him the “Order of Abu Dhabi”, the highest civilian honour bestowed by the Government of Abu Dhabi. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri, one of the highest civilian honours from the Government of India.
Dr. Shetty with his sense of giving, has been a donor par excellence, reaching out not only to the Indian community, but to people from all walks of life, as many have been the beneficiaries of his charitable disposition. A humanitarian to the core, Dr. Shetty takes to heart his job as a citizen of the world and has provided aid during natural calamities in Bangladesh, Japan, Indonesia and India. Other charitable associations include aid to Turkey, Sri Lanka and Thailand. He has also supplied medicines to the grief stricken Palestinian state and as Director supports the Special Care Center in Abu Dhabi and the Cancer Foundation run by the famous cricketer Imran Khan in Pakistan.
We address the most untouched areas of development which aims to empower the rural community in progressing towards self-sustainability, self-respect and healthy family life. The programs are identified and prioritized based on the intensity of the problem and the need of the intervention.Read more
The programs are designed with reasonable justification on the required intervention at the specified area and geography. The problems are identified through a scientific need assessment survey which covers multiple factors of the thematic area.Read more
Dr. BR and CR Shetty foundation will work with grassroot and well reputed organizations that have experience in dealing with health, education, poverty alleviation/malnutrition and community empowerment programs. The implementing partners will be decided on based on their experienceRead more