Founder and chairman
He’s the force behind the UAE’s largest private healthcare provider, which was also the first GCC healthcare company to list on the London Stock Exchange.
In addition, BR Shetty founded financial firms UAE Exchange, Travelex and Xpress Money. Today, they fall under holding company Finablr, set to undergo an initial public offering by mid-May. Not bad at all for a man who arrived in the UAE in 1973 with only a few dirhams in his pocket.