The familiar proverb goes “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”. And the first significant step was taken by Dr BR Shetty, way back in 1975 with the launch of a modest clinic named New Medical Centre (NMC) in Abu Dhabi.
The financial services encompass UAE Exchange, the leading global remittance, foreign exchange payment solutions brand; Xpress Money, the leading global instant money transfer brand; and Travelex, the world’s leading foreign exchange specialist. In its efforts to accelerate its digital growth strategy, the company has also acquired Remit2India, pioneers in online remittance meant for Indian expatriates across the world. These successful acquisitions have brought category leaders in remittance and foreign exchange under a single umbrella.
Quality healthcare is essential to build a healthy society. Recognizing the importance of that aspect, BRS Ventures decided to integrate all dimension of healthcare under a single umbrella. So, it forayed into setting up its own pharmaceutical firms that focus on cutting-edge therapies for chronic diseases, besides making world-class healthcare and drugs affordable and available to all.
The group’s deep experience in diverse segments further led to its entry into the robust Hospitality industry with the acquisition of Royal Gourmet in 2015. BRS Ventures’ Hospitality segment has been a main driver in the Middle Eastern retail openings. From fast food to fine dining, the interesting line of Hospitality offerings include Royal Catering services, cafes, multicuisine restaurants and deluxe hotel apartments based in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
We have always been conscious regarding the impact of our businesses on the environment. We have recently begun work on actively participating in this regard.
BRS Ventures has taken over Assam Company India Limited, the world’s first tea company. Under Dr. Shetty’s leadership, the company will be given a complete facelift.