Mr. Shetty is the driving force of UAE Exchange, the leading global remittance and foreign exchange brand, since over two decades. With Mr. Shetty, at the helm, the remittance major, grew from a single branch in Abu Dhabi, in 1980, to over 580 direct offices in 30 countries across five continents, which is the largest network among remittance brands. Under his leadership, UAE Exchange earned the trust of customers, partners and regulators, emerging into the ‘World’s Trusted Money Transferrer’
The success story was replicated in the case of Xpress Money too. The instant money transfer service became a favourite of millions of expatriates, world over. Mr. Shetty’s vision and foresight took the brand to new heights of success and in just over a decade, Xpress Money spread to 125 countries with over 135,000 agent locations.
His profound understanding of the remittance industry, deep insights in to customer psyche and foresight clubbed with passion to excel, strong leadership and strategic skills, made the brands, leading entities.
Mr. Shetty has a Fellow Membership in Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants, from where he completed his Chartered Accountancy. He also holds a degree in Law from the Mysore University, India. At Harvard University, USA, Mr. Shetty pursued the Key Executive Programme.
An epitome of simplicity, Mr. Shetty lives by example. He associates with various executive and business councils in the UAE and beyond, who take pride on him being on board. This inspiring leader is also an eloquent speaker, who delivers speeches at various academic and professional gatherings, around the world. Far-sightedness and deep-rooted sense of ethics have made Mr. Shetty a trusted icon of sorts in the financial circles, towards whom the experts turn to, for advice. He is also very active in the socio-cultural arena.
Mr. Shetty was among the select few eminent personalities, who were awarded for their contributions in various professional and socio-cultural streams. The awards commemorated the tenth anniversary of Jeevaragam magazine.