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Sudhir Shetty: A Journey from Village to COO of UAE Exchange
by Walter Nandalike

March 27, 2008

It has long been a paradox that many people who hail from small, tiny villages usually end up creating a big name for themselves at the national as well as international level. Committment and hard work coupled with insatiable zest to reach the zenith of success have set them apart from their urban counterparts and paved the way for their accomplishments.

Though not every achiever has his roots in a village, here is a true community achiever who has risen from a simple family in an idyllic village miles away from Mangalore, and has been a role model for up-and-coming youngsters who aspire to become top executives of big firms.

In this era of globalization and cut-throat competition, introducing Sudhir Shetty's achievements to the vast number of Daijiworld readers will surely inspire youngsters and give them an idea on how to take the right step at the right time.

Sudhir Shetty of UAE Exchange is a familiar name to not only the people of the coastal region, but to people across the globe.

A brilliant, extremely down-to-earth, highly religious and more importantly a person of warm and friendly nature, Sudhir Shetty was born in a village not many may have heard of. He hails from Yenmakaje, a remote rural setting far from the city, where there was not even electricity, transport and even the most basic facilities, atleast during those years.

He was posthumously born to the late Vorvady Timmappa Shetty, who was the district education officer, and Kalavathi Shetty who was a housewife.

Sudhir says that his grandfather the late Belle Shyamaraya Shetty, who was the headmaster of a high school, was very popular in his hometown.

'I have never seen my father as he died even before I was born. So after my birth we were compelled to move to my mother's place. I am the younger of two sons. My brother is settled in Mangalore.'


Early Education:

Education in those days was not an easy task to achieve, especially in rural areas. Sudhir used to walk four miles every day to reach Perla Lower Primary School, where he studied up to class III. He then continued his studies up till class X at S N High school, Perla, securing first class in SSLC.

The turning point in his education came when, after SSLC, he applied for commerce in PUC at St Aloysius College, Mangalore. Having come a long way from his native Perla (Kasargod district), he never applied for any other college. However, he only had the option to take up PCMB combination as no other was available and all other colleges had already closed admission. Having no other alternative, Sudhir took up PCMB half-heartedly, though his interest was commerce.

College life was just beginning when only three weeks after joining, the principal called him and offered him a seat in commerce which was left vacant after five students had decided to withdraw their admissions.

'I was really lucky, and I consider it the turning point of my education,' says Sudhir.

A brilliant student, Sudhir Shetty secured first class both in PUC and degree (BCom), which helped him to enrol for Chartered Accountancy. Academic-hungry Sudhir Shetty simultaneously opted for a law degree from SDM Law College.

"The reason why I joined SDM Law College was that I had no confidence in passing my CA exams!' says  Sudhir in a light-hearted tone.

But he had under-estimated himself. In the year 1982 Sudhir completed his CA, and practised under the late V M Shetty & Co.

After three year of articleship, Sudhir rendered his service as a lecturer in accountancy, costing and income tax  at VAG's place, Carstreet.

Sudhir proved to be great leader too while serving in the capacity of the president elect of Rotaract Club, Mangalore. He was dynamic and proactive, two qualities which took him to greater heights in the years to come.

An Upward Journey:

Sudhir Shetty had no plans to go abroad to build his career. But it was his meeting with B R Shetty, chairman of  NMC Group that changed his mind and his life forever. B R Shetty offered him a job in Abu Dhabi, at a time when Sudhir did not even have a passport.

Accepting the interesting offer of internal auditor's job in NMC Group, Sudhir Shetty has since then never looked back.  His highly creative mental faculties, able administrative skills and dynamic leadership helped him forge ahead to higher levels of the company's heirarchy.

From being the group's internal auditor, he found himself at the helm of affairs of UAE Exchange in 1991, after the sudden demise of the then UAE Exchange chief.

Until 1991, UAE Exchange had only four branches in UAE. His arrival made a strong and long-lasting impact in the business and growth of the company. The company's branches began mushrooming all over UAE (Dubai, Ras Al Khaima, Fujairah, Sharjah etc) and very soon, the company witnessed unprecendented levels of growth.

Under his baton, an in-house IT development project was imitated, which today has resulted in enabling money transfer from any UAE Exchange outlet to anywhere in the world within fractions of a second!

In 1996 he initiated back office in India (Cochin) for downloading data in India.


Key achievements of UAE Exchange:

Under Sudhir Shetty's leadership, UAE Exchange has made tremendous strides. Some of the key achievements are:

  • UAE Exchange became the first agent for Western Union Money Transfer in the Middle East
  • It became member of SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication)
  • UAE Exchange has the distinction of being the world's first member of Non-banking Institutions 
  • UAE Exchange moved out of UAE to other countries like Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar etc
  • The company spread its wings further from the Gulf and India, moving to the USA, Australia, Sudan,the UK, Uganda, Hong Kong, Fiji,Bangladesh, Srilanka, Pakistan and other countries
  • UAE Exchange became the first money exchange company to introduce Gold Card service.
  • In 1999, it was the first money exchange company to use the internet facility to introduce instant cash transfer called Xpress money to anywhere in the world


Unprecedented Growth:

Today UAE Exchange under the leadership of Sudhir Shetty has reached the pinnacle of success with high quality service, spread over 17 countries, 374 offices with over 6000 employees. Currently, the company has 1.65 million registered card holders only in the UAE!

In the year 2007, the company recorded over 8 billion USD remittence, out of which 3.7 billion USD (about 14,000 crore) was remittence only to India!

In UAE despite stiff competition and growing number of money exchange companies, UAE Exchange is enjoying 60% of the total market space which speaks volumes about the strong presence of the company.

Sudhir Shetty's Mantra to Young Aspirants:

Sudhir loves challenges and always advises youngsters to be on their toes with a steady head on their shoulders. 'Hard work, committment and dedication should always be a part of one's life and today's youth should follow this simple formula first no matter what they aim to achieve.'

'But what is most important is be fair, treat everyone equally and take decisions purely on merit. Be always impartial and ever ready to take up any challenge in life,' is his advise to budding achievers.

Sudhir Shetty, all of just 49 years, is still one of the youngest chief operating officers Mangalorean communities have seen in recent times at the international level. He is truly an inspiration to thousands of young executives, especially youngsters of the community.

His dedication and leadership have proved that one can bring up any company to high levels of success with sheer focus on work, using latest technology and manpower, together with creative ideas and presence of mind.

Sudhir Shetty is grateful to B R Shetty, founder and chairman of NMC Group (UAE Exchange is also a part of it) for his timely guidance and inspiration. He describes him as one of the greatest personalities of the era.

Sudhir is married to Sheela and has two daughters Sushiksha (14) and Sushmika (11), currently residing in Abu Dhabi.


Awards:

Under the able leadership of Sudhir Shetty, UAE Exchange has received the following awards and accolades:

  • MRM Business Excellence Award in Financial Service - 2007
  • International Money Transfer Association London Award for Innovation of the year 2007
  • Excellence in Straight through Processing by Deutsch Bank - 2006
  • Dubai Quality Appreciation Programme - 2006
  • Dubai Service Excellence Scheme Award for the Best Branch - 2006

UAE Exchange has dedicated basket ball, cricket, bowling and football teams which participate even at the international level.

Not to forget, UAE Exchange is one of the premier organizations supporting community and cultural activities 
through various kinds of sponsorship programmes.

Browse the list of 'ACHIEVERS'
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aslam, keralaMonday, September 08, 2014
Proud of u sir..lage raho
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Jeevan Karkera, Karkala, KarnatakaWednesday, March 05, 2014
Mr. Sudhir Shetty can I connect you on linkedin.
Thank you.
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Sudhir V Shetty, Kundapur ByndoorWednesday, November 27, 2013
Its really an outstanding achievement.will follow your way towards success
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Vaish Khan, Varanasi UPFriday, September 13, 2013
Dear Sir we proud of you and this is my goodness i am part of UAE Exchange Family every time i pray to God UAE Exchange become biggest company in world.
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Ramesh shetty, udupi/abu dhabiSunday, March 10, 2013
really proud of you sudhiranna, god bless you.
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joyce, mlr-riyadhSaturday, March 09, 2013
well written article regarding Mr.Sudhir.having known him for years i am truely blessed to hear such good comments on him.He is such a dignified personality with complete simplicity & god fearing,so proud feeling for every manglorean.keep up the good work sudhiranna,u will be blessed with many more laurels in the years to come.not to forget lovely lady behind his success who is equally supportive,his beutiful wife & his humble children.As someone said he is super achiever with a difference of being a wonderful human being....
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Shekar Moily Padebettu, Udipi/IndiaThursday, March 07, 2013
The article about Mr.Sudhir Shetty by Mr.Walter Nandalike is simply the best.Heartfelt congratulations Mr.Sudhir Shetty for your all the achievements.I know him personally when I was working as an internal Auditor for NMC trading/UAE Exchange-Dubai & Northern region and he is down to earth person.His special charactor/education is his beautiful smile,which goes miles away.I along with my family wish you all the best in your all the future endevours.May God bless you to accomplish all your missions with your straight vission.Thank you Mr.Walter for bringing this nice article about Mr.Sudhir Shetty.
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Umbu perla, PerlaSaturday, February 25, 2012
A hearty congratulations on this outstanding success. You have made us proud!!! Wishing you mounting success in the future and Best Wishes in carrying out your duties successfully.
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Chandrashekar Moolya, MangaloreMonday, June 20, 2011
Sudhiranna
It's nice to read about your achievement From the remote village to jour journeyto the UAE and the name u made in the entire gulf country through your hardwork dedication we are all proud. Even after achieving this level your simplicity and commitment and focus for achieving excellence in life will win more laurels and we all pray for all ur dream to come true in the days to come
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S S, KUNDAPURFriday, February 04, 2011
HELLO SIR

WE HEARTLY WEL COME YOU TO AUSTRELIA

S S
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ramachandra bhat, mangaloreMonday, January 03, 2011
sudhiranna,
hope u may be rimember me i am your student for statistics tuetion class
I am realy impressed to read your article god bless u and sheela two little dolls of u
ramachandra bhat/jayanth

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RAVICHANDRA RAI, AREMANGILA PERLASunday, December 19, 2010
sudiranna,
I Very much Thankful you have helped so many peoples in our native place.
May God bless you
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AIRHFM, AL AINFriday, July 02, 2010
Kudos Sudhir....thats called dedication..We indians are proud of your achievement and wish you much more in the Future.
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vijayprakash, nadubail/bangloreWednesday, June 30, 2010
I am really happy to read about Mr.Sudhir Kumar Shetty article.I well know about the Sudhir Shetty village,His studied school, home town.family background etc.I also share my happy with Mr.Shetty becoz I also studied the Same school and well enjoyed village life in my childhood.He was not built only bussiness but also great love and good relation.I take this opportunity I wish all the best you and your family.
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Sageer Trikarpur, KuwaitTuesday, June 15, 2010
Sudhir Shetty is a gem of personality. Congratulations.
Sageer Trikarpur
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BIJU, MysoreThursday, June 03, 2010
Dear sir, Congratulations,i am working in sharjah near by your uae exchange national paints.Our company is tie up with with your service in uae exchange branch.00971509895146.
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Rajesh karkera, kallamundkur mangalor/kenyaSaturday, April 03, 2010
NAMASKAR,
ERNA SUCCESS KATHE KENDHE MANASE KUSHI ANDE ,WHERE EVER YOU ARE BEING A PROUD OF MANGLOREAN
WISH YOU GOOD LUCK
RAJESH KARKERA
rajeshkarkera70@yahoo.com
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abbas nadubail, nadubail house perlaFriday, February 19, 2010
hai sir iam working in u a e xchange al dhaid branch shj
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NAGESH PRABHU, MANGALORE/ABUDHABIThursday, February 18, 2010
I salute Mr. Sudhir. I know him very well and one should simply admit that he is really great not only for the achievement but also to his behaviour and gratitude and helping nature. May Almighty bless him and his family in the days to come too and let him continue to do good deeds and help the society and let him rise to new hights.
I wish him success in his future endeavours too.

With love n regards,
Nagesh
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Sneha Narayan Rai, Padil/AbudhabiThursday, February 18, 2010
Dear Sir,Congratulations.
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Jayakar Rai, Sullia /DubaiThursday, February 18, 2010
Thanks to daiji on this informative article on Mr. Sudhir Shetty. He truly deserves the accolades thats been showering on him.
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Vani Rai, Puttur/BangaloreThursday, February 18, 2010
Dear Sudhiranna,  Congrats for reaching high.
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SUDHEER SHETTTY, SIJI SENThursday, February 11, 2010
Really feeling to proud after reading his article.He is the man who is down to earth with amazing personality.He is the rolemodel for youth.
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prakash ilanthila, mangaloreWednesday, February 10, 2010
sudhirji is very nice person & high qulified - nature.his journy as bottom to top.a symble of down to earth personality.hearty cograts
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Haneef Marthya, Abu Dhabi, PERLAMonday, December 07, 2009
I am really happy to read about Mr.Sudhir Kumar Shetty article.I well know about the Sudhir Shetty village,His studied school, home town.family background etc.I also share my happy with Mr.Shetty becoz I also studied the Same school and well enjoyed village life in my childhood.He was not built only bussiness but also great love and good relation.I take this opportunity I wish all the best you and your family.
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mangala, udupiSaturday, November 28, 2009
congrats!!!!!!!reading this write up makes me feel very proud abt our community ppl.Keep up the good work...
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Subbu , Madurai / London Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I have worked under Mr. Sudhir and this write up on him is yet another feather in his colorful and already shining crown. He is very soft spoken yet a dynamic leader. Sir, I am privileged for having had an opportunity to work with you. God bless you and your family.
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Sailan Palliyil Narendran, Kakkayur / Abu DhabiSunday, November 01, 2009
Dear Mr.Sudhir I was watching the "Theyyam" program on Jeevan TV (1-nov-09)and was moved to know your dedication and interest in our own heritage and cultural roots. Mubrook and all the best to this proud son of Yenmakaje. Hope to meet and congratulate you in person soon at ISC. Best Regards Sailan P Narendran
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uma , trivandrumSunday, October 25, 2009
inspiring one..worth emulating
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Ramesh S Perla, MangaloreThursday, October 22, 2009
Thank you for your write up on Sudheeranna..
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MOIYADDEEN, INDIA,KERALASaturday, August 08, 2009
MR.Sudhir Shetty is a very nice person and I like him very well because he allways helping poor people and associations
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AJITH KUMAR S, TRIVANDRUMWednesday, April 08, 2009
"My Hearty congratulations to you and your family". Sir We all proud of you and will pray always for your prosperity and good health. Thanks Mr Walter for this amazing write up.
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Sudhakar rai, sullia.d.k.Thursday, April 02, 2009
Wow...what to say...very nice to hear about Sudhir's success .It is always nice to hear good things about one of our dear friend.i know him since my college days he is a very good human being.we have been a family friends. I wish him and his family all the best...god bless you our dear thimbu....
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DINESHAN P, KANNURWednesday, April 01, 2009
Respected Hon'ble GM Sudir Sir, Hearty congratulations.
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Abdul Khader Kukkaje, Kanyana,Mangalore\Sharjha,U.A.E.Sunday, March 29, 2009
Thanks to daijiworld for giving the good article of Mr Y.Sudheer Kumar Shetty's life story or his achievemnts.surely, there are many lessons and inspirations to the youngsters as well as the students. so, todays students from the village also get motivation from this article.Mr Sudheersir, realy you are one of the proud for we all the Mangaloreans.
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Sheikh Bava, Mangalore/Abu DhabiSunday, March 29, 2009
Dear Mr. Sudhir, we are proud of you. You added a feather to SDM campus. It is a great news for me as we are all products of SDM College Mangalore, more than what it is, a great representation from Mangalore. Wish you all the success in your journey..
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Harsha & Jyothika Shetty, Kaup/DubaiFriday, March 27, 2009
A hearty congratulations on this outstanding success. You have made us proud!!! Wishing you mounting success in the future and Best Wishes in carrying out your duties successfully.
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M.Vishnumoorthi, Bangalore/Abu DhabiFriday, March 27, 2009
Congratulations on your recent success as President of ISCC of Abu Dhabi and best wishes to you !! A man is known by his actions and not words. You have really impressed all of us with your sterling qualities of heart and mind and even as my student of Economics at St Aloysius, dear Sudhir Kumar. May God Bless you.
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shridhara achar, Puttur/BangaloreMonday, December 22, 2008
Mr.Sudhir Shetty`s achievment is tremendous. The spectacular success of UAE Exchange is mainly because of Shetty`s dedication. Hats off to Daijiworld for focussing this achiever.
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Noushad Perla, Perla KasaragodSaturday, September 27, 2008
Dear Sudhir Annare I Wish You A Very Happy Eid.
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Ramzan Mubarak, Perla KasaragodFriday, September 26, 2008
Dear Sudhir Annare I Wish You A Very Happy Eid.
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Muhammed Suneer E T, Kannur KMCC, Abu DhabiFriday, June 13, 2008
Sudheerji is always smiling and supporting all poor people, who approach him for help. Wish him all the best forever.
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santhosh dsouza, YenmakajeWednesday, May 07, 2008
Congratulation to sudhiranna & to uae exchange.He made us the all villagers of Yenmakaje to be proud.
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John V. Martis, Shankerpura/Houston,U.S.AWednesday, April 23, 2008

Congrats to you Sudhir Sir. Sudhir Kumar Shetty, a symbol of down to earth personality,helpfull and available to every assoicate of the company. I had an opportunity to work with Mr. Sudhir Shetty from 1993 to 2003. It makes me proud to know what make a simple person to great Leader.

Sudhir Sir,I wish you under your leadership U.A.E Exchange will win many more awards. God bless you and good luck

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Gration D' Souza, MangaloreMonday, April 21, 2008
Your hard work, efforts on your journery towards progress earned the sweet fruits, may your carrear be a learning to our young generation, wish you all the best may god bless you with abundant health wealth and peace.
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PRASAD G PILLAI, TRIVANDRUM KERALAFriday, April 18, 2008
Let me take him as MY role model..no I am sorry Let us take him as OUR role model..
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Athmananda Rai, Nellikunje Nadumane,Kasaragod Dist.Thursday, April 17, 2008
Dear Walter, Full credit for your heart touching article about our beloved Sudhir Anna. He is really worth for it, The comments received for this article itself is self explanatory for his kindness and accomplishments. Sir, we will certainly follow your “Mantra to the Young Aspirants” Once again we wish him and his family all the best and may the Almighty grant him good health and prosperity throughout his life.
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Shiva Kumar, Mangalore/LondonWednesday, April 16, 2008
He is a man of character and integrity,above all, he is a gem of a person. Wishing him and his family members all the best for all their endeavours.
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T. Nasarudeen, Chennai - Al Dhaid Sharjah UAESunday, April 13, 2008
I thank Mr.Walter for writing an wonderful article about our COO & General Manager Mr. Sudhir Kumar Shetty. Dear Sudhir Sir , I  am proud to work under your leadership. You are down to earth person who always care forus like your own family members. I always admire your simplicity and the way your treat us whenever we meet you in person. I pray to Allah almighty for your good health & happiness
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Prashanth Kumar Ananda, Payyanur /Abu DhabiSaturday, April 12, 2008
Dear Mr.Walter. Very Good Write Up.Sudhir Sir is an Exemplary Personality. His down to earth behavior and pleasing ways are Par Excellence. Indeed Personalities of this Stature are Real Gifts to the Community as whole. Sheelakka is also very nice. Together they are such a Wonderful Couple. Everyone in our UAE Exchange is proud of this Great Leader and Motivator. The information that Sudhir Sir did not have his father when he was born is very touching and most of us are not aware of that fact. May God bless this Samaritan for all the good deeds and bless him to scale even heigher.
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Mahammad Nizar, Puttur,mangalore/DubaiSaturday, April 12, 2008
Excellent article,first of all i would like to thank "DAIJI GROUP",which focus every corner .This article specially encourage youngstar and students..
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Alagappan Ganesan, Chennai / Abu DhabiSaturday, April 12, 2008
Congrats Sir. I am very proud to work under such a great leader
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Shankar Shetty, KuwaitThursday, April 10, 2008
Congratulations Sudhrranna. May God Bless you and your family with contiued progress and eternal happiness.
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Thimmappa Poojari, Moodabidri / SharjahWednesday, April 09, 2008
Hats off to Mr. Walter who has given an excellent opportunity to all the youngsters who want to excell in life to learn something & inbibe them into their life from this great article. There are many things almost all of us can learn from one of the great leader Mr. Sudhir Shetty's success story. May the almighty bless Mr. Sudhir Shetty to add many more achievements into his account.
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Naveen Bhandary, Badoor Village Monday, April 07, 2008

Dear Mr.Sudhir Shetty, First of all congratulations on your great achievement. I am also born in a village called Badoor Village which is just 3 km akway from your birth place Enmakaje. Now I am settled in Mangalore and for the past 15 years I am working in Saudi Arabia as an Senior Accountant in a paint manufacturing company.

It was very nice to know that someone from my place has excelled in his carrier. I wish you all the best to you and your family for yuur future assignments. If God wishes we will meet some times. I could not become a CA but I am telling my 11 year daughter to become a CA which was my dream.

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rathnakar shetty, Mangalore-Saudi ArabiaMonday, April 07, 2008
Congratulation i am very happy to the person from mangalore honoured so much. i recently heard about enmakaje through daiji on occation of inuagaration of Davaistana Wish u all the best u & your family.
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Vincy & Sylvie, Puttur/Abu DhabiSunday, April 06, 2008
Congratulations!!!! We are proud of you.May God bless you and your family for your simple and commendable achievement.
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Arun Poovaiah, Manipal/ SharjahSaturday, April 05, 2008

Walterji, It was a treat to know our esteemed Sir’s early days of his journey from tiny remote village to International arena. Eye caching example to show to the world how “Commitment and Hard Work” coupled with “Creative mind and Passion” can take a person to higher heights of par excellence.

Classic example to put to practice “Leadership is not a position, it is nothing but action”. Good wishes to you and I pray God to shower choicest blessings to our beloved Sir’s family at all times.

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naina fernandes, mangalore/new jersyFriday, April 04, 2008
Very encouraging Article,Hardwork always pays off, Let Almighty Lord Jesus christ bless you and your fly. Hats off to sudhir shetty and fly
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CHIRANJEEVI ANDEY, METPALLY/APThursday, April 03, 2008
Congratualtions... sir,
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rana samir , sharjah Thursday, April 03, 2008
Mr. Sudhir Shetty very very simple person I have met him before, he is very kind and gentelman he made history to his self I wish him all the best in life
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DINESH RAI, BANTWAL/KUWAITThursday, April 03, 2008
Congratulation sudiranna ,we are proud of him achievement.UAE exchange is one of best money exchange. BY DINESH RAI KUWAIT
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RANJITH AKULA, KORATLA/METPALLY/APThursday, April 03, 2008
Respected sir, We all congratulate you & family Behalf of our metpally branch.under your and our bdh Mr.Srinivas sir guidance we will reach peak of success and I am proud to work in uae family.
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kamal, siricllaWednesday, April 02, 2008
Dear sir, Congratulations...
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Roven D'Souza, Mangalore/Abu DhabiWednesday, April 02, 2008
I have known Sudhir since his college days.He is the epitome of all goodness. A wonderful human being,god fearing,down to earth & a gentleman in all respects.His smile says it all.God Bless Sudhir & his family.
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NAGARAJ SHETTY, NANDIGUDDA/ ABUDHABIWednesday, April 02, 2008
Sudhiranna congratulation,We are happy to read the article & we wish you all the best in your career.
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Satya, Abu DhabiTuesday, April 01, 2008
Hi Walter, I thought I knew Sudhir well but your article has revealed much more. Nice piece and believe me he is a perfect gentlemen and one of the most-liked person by journalists here. Like his boss, Mr B.R Shetty, he is very helpful, down-to-earth, simple and straight and may his tribe increase, Satya
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ashwin, udupi/abudhabiTuesday, April 01, 2008
Congrats to daiji on this informative article on Mr. Sudhir Shetty. He truly deserves the accolades he has received.
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Khader Hejmadi, HEJMADITuesday, April 01, 2008
Conratulations, May Almighty always with you forever and ever.
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Aisha Shtair(Emarati), Fujairah/Dibba branchTuesday, April 01, 2008
Dear Mr.Sudhir Shetty ,you are the expedient man in the expedient position.and your wish created the marvel in your life. You can only go as far as you push. I hope for you the success in your operation`s life and in your science`s life. Congratulations sir.God bless him.
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Rajgopal shetty, Nitte/ MasafiMonday, March 31, 2008
I am really happy to read the article about our beloved COO&GM Y Sudhirkumar Shetty who is a simple,Dedicated Management Guru.Infact it is matter of pride to work under his Leadership.May Godess Mukambika bless him & his Family.
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BLAAN MENDONCA, MANGALORE/ ARIZONA USATuesday, April 01, 2008
Sudhir is a cool guy and a soft spoken.
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Surendra Koraga Shetty, Kaup/Palghar/DubaiMonday, March 31, 2008
Thanks Mr. Walter for writting about our great beloved COO & GM -Mr. Sudhir Kumar Shetty. I also thank for providing a space to write and pray for our beloved COO & GM. As per my knowledge, the word "NO" is not there in his dictionary for providing help to others. I wish him many more success in his life. May god bless him & his family.
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Bashir Kinningar, FH -Abu Dhabi Monday, March 31, 2008
Congratulations Mr. Suhdir Shetty! We are all proud of you! you are really an inspiration for our young generation...
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JALEEL RAMANTHALI, Abu Dhabi ME Chandrika CorrespondentMonday, March 31, 2008
Mr. Sudhir deserves all praises for his achievement. We all know the development of UAE exchange under his wise leadershiip. May the Almighty shower all blessing upon you and family.
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Karappath Usman, Ramanthali/Kannur KMCC, Abu DhabiMonday, March 31, 2008
Dear Walter, you deserve all applause for introducing such a great person. I know Mr. Sudhir Shetty personally ever since he joined UAE Exchange in 1991. Mr. Das, who is in Kuwait now, introduced him to me. I never ever met a COO like him who is always smiling and supporting all who approach him for help. This tireless man is still a wonder to me. We wish him all the best.
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Raju Paul, Aluva/SharjahSunday, March 30, 2008
It is really great to read such a beautiful article about our COO. Thanks to Mr.Walter for his very good article. Iam very much proud to work under the leadrship of such a great personality who inspire and guide his people to success. Dear Sir we will always remember you and your family in our prayers.
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Mr.Justin Mathew Paul C, Kunnamkulam/DibbaSunday, March 30, 2008

A Special applauds to you Mr. Walter for preparing such a wonderful article about great leader with Great vision …Mr.Sudhir Kumar Shetty COO & General Manager of UAE Exchange Centre LLC Globally.

I have been with him since 2003 onwards and I do believe that it’s my fortune to being with him as an employee in his organization. He is a person with great vision and passion to achieve the goals. Meantime he is a gentleman with enough benevolence. May God Almighty bestow his choicest blessings to our beloved Sudhir Sir and His Family.

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Rakesh Poduval, PuneSunday, March 30, 2008

Dear Mr Walter, I would sincerely thank you for the wonderful article on Mr Sudhir. As I work for UAE EXCHANGE we all are so proud to have a leader like him. He is an inspiration to all the staff. He is one person who has a smile always on his face which always is delighted and also makes all of us delighted.

May God shower all the blessing to Mr Sudhir and his family as it is very difficult to find people like him in today’s world.

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ganesh hegde, DubaiSunday, March 30, 2008
Dear Walter, Many thanks for your article on Sudhir shetty, who is a qualifed chartered accountant/financial expert with distinction It is interesting to note that because of his business acumen and positive mental attitude, UAE EXCHANGE has grown up leaps and bounds during the last 5 years. Your article is much appreciated. Best regards Ganesh Hegde Group Insurance Specialist Qatar Insurance Company - Dubai
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Gopinath Rao, Mangalore/DubaiSunday, March 30, 2008
hats off to the great brave mother and the ladyluck (came in the form of Principal offering commerce in PUC) - a gem out carved out of a stone!
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Mahesh Sanil, Hejamady/Abu DhabiSunday, March 30, 2008
To achieve more in his life and as well as serve to the community I pray to god to give him good health. Mr.Sudhir Shetty. keep it up. God is there to all.
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Jagdish Alva, Mangalore / SaudiArabiaSunday, March 30, 2008
It is always nice to hear good things about one of our own near and dear friends. I wish Sudhir and his family the very best...!!!!
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Sathish. S. Shetty(N.M.C), Udupi/FujairahSunday, March 30, 2008
It gives me great pleasure to read about Mr. Sudhir Shetty- the dynamic COO of UAE Exchange which really spread "Smiles across Miles. I wish him all the successes in the days to come.
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Shajahan S, TrivandrumSunday, March 30, 2008
Wonderful to read about our beloved CCO Mr. Sudhir. “Wonders happening to one’s life and he is spreading wonders to many more lives”. Today we are 6000 lives/families and together we smile…
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Sudhir Kunder, Mulky/Abu DhabiSunday, March 30, 2008

I happen to read the article today about Sudhir Kumar Shetty in Daijiworld and was very delighted to learn so much about this thorough gentleman. This Sudhir Shetty is very down to earth person. Very friendly even to those who meets him the first time. I had met him on couple of occassion and once during the ladies throwball tournment in Abu Dhabi Indian School.

He was very cheerful and caring to the people out there. I discovered that this man will go miles in his career, for the simple reason, he has a good PR. I wish him all the best and look forward to see him grow in his career.

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Denzil Fernandes, DubaiSunday, March 30, 2008

S for Smile and S for Sudhir. This in a nutshell is the pleasing personality of Sudhir Shetty who probably is one of the most photogenic faces I have ever seen for a long time. Although I have still not met this great Mangalorean, I have always admired his smashing smile and the cool appearance which he has portrayed everywhere.

For sure, Sudhir must be a man for all seasons going out of his way while giving a smile and suitable support not only to his employees but also to those seeking his goodness. There is a breath of fresh air in his honest smile which tells everything about the magnificent man

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pramila.sathish.shetty, udupiSaturday, March 29, 2008
Dear Mr.Walter thanks for the thrilling article. Personally it's a matter of pride and pleasure for me in being associated with UAE Exchange Centre under the leadership of Mr. Sudhir. May God bless him and his family.
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shubha shetty, bantwal /riyadh saudi arabiaSunday, March 30, 2008
Congratulations sir.I was your student in VAG'S place Mangalore. You taught me very nicely with great patience.I am very happy to read about you in daijiworld.I appriciate your achievements. GOD BLESS YOU.
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Varghese.P.Mathew, DubaiSunday, March 30, 2008
In the Bible there is mention of a good samaritan, our beloved GM is a classical example of a good samaritan & a great leader. I have been associated with him for last 17 years and we are fortunate to have a GM of his caliber. We wish our GM & his family many more accolades and all the happines in the world.
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B.Jyothilal, Payyanur, KeralaSunday, March 30, 2008
His message, "But what is most important is be fair, treat everyone equally and take decisions purely on merit. Be always impartial and ever ready to take up any challenge in life"-is really honest and sincere. Sudheer is a real human being , a good samaritan and many thing more than an Entrepreneur . God Bless Him for all the virtues and noble things rendered.
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Rajan John, Pathanamthitta, KeralaSunday, March 30, 2008

The article by Mr. Walter about Mr. Sudhir Kumar Shetty, the COO & General Manager of U A E Exchange makes more familiar, a well-known professional and leader, to the readers of 'daijiworld'. Mr. Sudhir Kumar Shetty, the COO & General Manager of U A E Exchange is a very successful professional who has been instrumental in leading the institution to the present prestigious position.

He is very kind, straight forward, and holds exemplary personality. Any one meeting him will feel comfortable with his calm and friendly attitude. As I have been fortunate enough to be with him since his early days in U A E Exchange, I could witness myself how professionally he managed the affairs of U.A.E.Exchange.

He is very broad-minded and thinks globally, which enabled the institution also to spread its wings globally, and it is continuing. God loves those who are pure in their hearts. They are the people blessed. They will always be successful. For them, sky is the limit. I wish him and his family all the best.

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Mohammed saleem, hyderabad , abu dhabiSaturday, March 29, 2008
When i came to UAE, i was in a big problem for job and also with my domestic problems in india. My Boss, sudhir sir took my interview and selected me. I always pray for may boss and his family. Since he has helped me in my  hardship and still Ii am working under his supervision, he is always having smiling face and normal person.Ii pray to Ggod to provide him good health and go ahead inr achieving more and more good things in life
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Sona U.Shetty, MoodubelleSunday, March 30, 2008
congratulations... We are reaLly proud of you. we wish you all the best in your future.
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Leo Rodrigues & Family, Kadri/Abu DhabiSaturday, March 29, 2008
Dear Sudhir, Congratulations!!! We are very much impressed with your achievements. Your great achievement is an inspiration to our youths. We wish you all the very best in your future endeavours. We pray to almighty to bless you and your family.
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A.P Umar, Kanhangad/ Abu Dhabi sganSaturday, March 29, 2008
We all are proud of Mr. Sudhir and to me "he is the best COO in UAE "
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Kannu Baker, Trivandrum-Kerala/ Abu Dhabi Saturday, March 29, 2008
We are really proud of You Mr. Sudhir and indeed its an inpsiration for me.......... God bless you and your famlity with good health and happiness all the time.
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Alfred J. Rebello, Kundapur/DubaiSunday, March 30, 2008
Though I do not know personally but on reading many good comments about Sudhir Shetty's achievements, simplicity & humbleness I went through the article and found he is really what the many people said. I wish him all the best.
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Oswald M. D'Souza - on behalf Aloysian Alumni in the UAE, UAESaturday, March 29, 2008
Walty you have given a great tribute due to Sudhir Shetty a wonderful and simple human being, who has achieved so much in life at such a young age. His humility, down to earth nature speaks volume of this great personality.

We Alumni of the St. Aloyisius College - Mangalore in the UAE take pride in congratulating and wishing Sudhir our fellow Aloysian Alumni all the success in whatever he ventures into. He had been a pillar of support for us for all our activities in the UAE since its inception and still continues to be so.

We salute this great and simple gentleman and wish him and his family all the best and may the Almighty grant him good health and prosperity throughout his life.

On behalf of Aloysian Alumni in the UAE
Oswald M. D’Souza
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NAGESH PRABHU M, MANGALORESaturday, March 29, 2008
I know him and I have met him personally. He is a down to earth person with lot of knowledge but has a great heart and love to others. He has lot of acceptability and concern for others. Apart from the knowledge, his goodness has brought him to this stage and there are much more things which are yet to be achieved by him. I pray God for his well being and I wish him health, Welath and prosperity in the coming days too. He and Mr. B.R.Shetty are really so kind to people especially to the people from the places nearby Mangalore and today lot of families lead a dignified life through thier help and support. I wish them good luck.
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