Dr. Anurag Shah is the Chairman and Co-Founder of the UniHealth Group which owns and operates hospitals and medical centers in Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria and Mozambique under the UMC brand. A first-generation entrepreneur, Dr. Shah co-found UniHeath in 2009 while completing his internship as a Medical intern. Started as a garage start-up in Mumbai providing medical travel facilitation services, the Group today has a network of 13 medical centers and 4 tertiary care hospitals across 4 geographies in Africa along with a presence in 11 countries in Africa across various verticals of healthcare services. Known to spot opportunities early, Dr. Anurag has been the driving force behind the Group`s rapid horizontal and vertical expansion.
Apart from being the force behind UniHealth, Dr. Anurag is also a Member of the Executive Council of lndo-African Chamber of Commerce & Industries and provides key inputs with regards healthcare business between India and Africa.
Born in Mumbai in a family of professionals, Dr.Anurag Shah completed his MBBS from Mumbai (India) in 2010. He is an avid traveler, having travelled to 22 countries in Africa and more than 50 worldwide, keenly observing and studying the healthcare scenario in these countries. Dr. Anurag has been a mentor and speaker at various forums, providing guest lectures at business schools to young budding entrepreneurs, highlighting the rapidly evolving business opportunities in Africa.