As Founder and Managing Director of VPS Healthcare, Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil has successfully stewarded the group from being a single hospital in 2007 to an end-to-end healthcare provider with a rapidly expanding global footprint. Dr. Shamsheer began his career as a Radiologist at the Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi. As he recalls, the zeal to do something more was always burning within.
In 2007, after working for about a year, he set out to establish his own business and opened the doors of VPS Healthcare’s first hospital - LLH Hospital, Electra Street - to the public.
In a short span of only nine years, Dr. Shamsheer has established an integrated healthcare group with 16 operational hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturing, an international pharmacy retail chain and other healthcare support services spread across the Middle East, Europe and India. Today, VPS Healthcare is an established name within healthcare delivery, pharmaceutical and health support services with presence across UAE, Oman and India and new projects underway in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and UAE. Under his guidance, VPS Healthcare is rapidly turning into a front-runner within the region and beyond.
With several national and international award and accolades accredited to Dr. Shamsheer, it is truly commendable that where, he could have only been a professional medical practitioner, he chose a path, which enabled and empowered him to make most of a rare combination of business acumen and passion for community welfare.
Dr. Shamsheer‘s commitment towards philanthropy matches his zeal for success in his business initiatives. His active involvement in helping communities and the underprivileged goes way beyond the conventional boundaries of healthcare. Through a series of health-focused campaigns and initiatives, he has swiftly responded to major health concerns. His CSR initiatives like the 100 Free Heart Surgeries dedicated to the memory of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan and the Breast Cancer Screening Program have benefited thousands of people across the Middle East, Africa and the Indian sub-continent. The health screening and awareness programs for the worker community have changed the lives of many and have helped people lead a better and healthy life. In addition to this, his rehabilitation programs have also helped victims of calamities and disasters.
During his time off, when he isn‘t conceptualizing new ideas for healthcare, Dr. Shamsheer spends time with his family in Abu Dhabi. Dr. Shamsheer is a man with the deep conviction that by hard work and selfless service it is possible to make a difference in our world.