Mr. Y. Sudhir Kumar Shetty is a leading figure in the field of finance and global remittance and the Executive Director and President of UAE Exchange. His leadership, technical insight and operational expertise have strengthened the culture of innovation in UAE Exchange and infused inimitable quality in all aspects of its business operations.
Sudhir has been leading the UAE Exchange global operations since 1991. He has nurtured and built a powerful team of professionals to achieve top feats in product improvement, customer relationship management, brand positioning and quality benchmarking. He leads this strong team of like-minded dynamic and committed professionals from over 40 nationalities as part of a 8000 strong global workforce, who together ensured that the company spread to more than 650 offices in more than 30 countries across five continents in a span of three decades.
Before joining UAE Exchange, Sudhir had worked with a range of audit firms gaining good insight and hands-on experience in financial management. He has also been a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He holds membership of various executive and business councils in the UAE. A Law and Commerce Graduate from the University of Mysore in India, Sudhir also completed the ‘Key Executive Programme’ at Harvard Business School, USA.
An eloquent speaker, Sudhir is regularly invited at various academic and professional gatherings around the world including World Bank, United Nations, IMTC and more. Sudhir received the NRI of the Year Award in 2014, Excellence in Finance Award from ICAI Abu Dhabi Chapter and Jeevaragam Global Personality Award in 2012 amongst many others.
Born in 1959 in Perla village, Kasargod District, Kerala, India, his father was a District Education Officer. Sudhir passed his CA exams in 1982 while completing Law alongside from SDM Law College. He lives in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and is married to Sheela; the couple has two daughters, Sushiksha and Sushmika.