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Leadership Lecture by Dr. B. R. Shetty

Padmashri Dr B. R. Shetty, Managing Director & CEO, NMC, Abu Dhabi, UAE delivered a leadership lecture on "Developing Sustainable Global Business" at TAPMI on December 16, 2010. The leadership lecture series provides a platform for students to interact with distinguished leaders on a specific topic and draw inspiration from them.

Speaking to the students, Dr. B. R. Shetty shared his experience of being the first outdoor salesman in UAE. “I brought in privatization in the medical sector in UAE where the medical facilities are completely free. Manipal has taught me how to build my organization. We all must learn to give back to society, that’s where the point of sustainably actually gains its importance” he said.

Dr. Saji Gopinath, Director TAPMI said “Businesses operating globally are facing different levels of challenges that are unique and compelling in terms of market responsiveness. Businesses hence are moving towards sustainability to thrive in varied conditions , converting challenges into opportunities and building conglomerates. Our leadership lecture series aims to capture the essence of building and nurturing sustainable businesses. Dr B R Shetty has encapsulated his experiences in a magnificent manner and lent credence to the belief that growth of a business is in its ability to sustain challenges in any environment in which it operates.”

Sustainability is a crucial dimension of a successful business today. Gone are the days of businesses that exist purely for making profits. Today increasingly global businesses are built on the model of people, plant and profit. Considered a pioneer in healthcare, Dr. Shetty shared his experience of building a successful global organization and more importantly what it takes to build a sustainable business globally.

"Entrepreneurship is about creating something valuable without having much of money. One should always accept obstacles. Corporate social responsibility should never be forgotten" Dr.Shetty said.

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