Metropolis Healthcare Ltd., India's leading diagnostic service provider, announced today that Ms. Ameera Shah, Promoter and Managing Director at Metropolis Healthcare Ltd. has won the EY Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) award in the life science and healthcare category. Ms. Shah was adjudged the winner of the category as part of the 22nd EOY India 2020 awards held virtually. Interestingly, Dr. Sushil Shah, the founder and chairman of Metropolis Healthcare Ltd who laid the foundation for a strong customer-centric quality laboratory services in India was also one of finalists at the 13th edition of E&Y India awards held in 2013.
The prestigious award was bestowed to Ms. Shah in recognition of her achievement in transforming Metropolis Healthcare Ltd. from a single unit in Mumbai, into a flourishing multinational chain of laboratories in India and Africa. The jury also took note of Ms. Shah's journey in overcoming several challenges, an appetite for risk as well as Metropolis Healthcare Ltd.'s extensive support in India's fight against COVID-19 in 2020.
Speaking on the achievement, Ms. Shah said, "You cannot be an entrepreneur if you are not comfortable with uncertainty. Such uncertainties help in getting you trained on how to operate during crisis situations. This has been one of the key lessons in my success and has helped me reach where I am today. I am extremely delighted to have been bestowed with this award. It is an honor to receive recognition for the all the efforts put in by my team at Metropolis Healthcare Ltd. The award is even more special as it acknowledges the sheer effort put in during the pandemic and all this while being a new mother."
Winners of the EY Entrepreneur awards were selected by a nine-member independent jury led by Uday Kotak, managing director and CEO of Kotak Mahindra Bank. The other jury members were: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairperson of Biocon; Neeraj Bharadwaj, MD, Carlyle India Advisors; Jalaj Dani, co-promoter, Asian Paints; Amit Dixit, co- head of Asia Acquisitions and head of India at Blackstone Private Equity; Deep Kalra, founder and group executive chairman, MakeMyTrip; Rajnish Kumar, former chairman of State Bank of India, Rishad Premji, chairman, Wipro; and Gopal Srinivasan, founder and CMD, TVS Capital Funds.
Entrepreneur of the Year is the world's most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur of the Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. Winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year title.