Ameera Shah is the Managing Director and Promoter of Metropolis Healthcare Limited – a multinational chain of pathology laboratories with a loyal customer base across India, Sri Lanka, Mauritius and UAE. Driven by the vision to make international standard pathology affordable and accessible to customers across all socioeconomic backgrounds, Ameera has elevated Metropolis from a single laboratory in southern Mumbai, to one of India’s only globally accredited, fully integrated pathology services.
Under her leadership, Metropolis has revolutionized India’s pathology landscape by raising the bar of diagnostic accuracy, technological equipment, customer experience and research driven empathetic service. She has devised multiple innovations in strategic business partnerships, corporate governance processes and overall business scalability. As a result of her hard work, today Metropolis provides 4500 varieties of tests supported by 3500 team members and over 2,00,000 lakh consultants across 20,000 laboratories, hospitals and nursing homes.
In addition to being a bearer of change of organizational empathy and gender sensitivity, Ms. Shah is an active financial investor and a business mentor, who is passionate about the women empowerment cause.
As a business leader, who has paved her own path to excellence, she is committed to support budding women entrepreneurs to unshackle from societal stereotypes and grow their business by leaps and bounds.
For placing India on the map of healthcare advancements from a young age, Ms. Shah is honoured with several prestigious awards including the ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ in 2006, ‘The Young Achiever of the Year Award’ at the CMO Asia Awards in 2011 and the ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ in 2011 by Entrepreneur India and Bloomberg. Additionally, she is conferred with the ‘Exemplary Women Leadership award’ at the World Women Leadership and Congress awards 2014, for being a self-made entrepreneur who has significantly contributed in revolutionising the healthcare industry in India. Ms. Shah has been recognised as one of the most respected leaders under 40 by Economic Times & Spencer Stuart (2014), in addition to being listed as one of Asia’s Most Powerful Women (2015) by Forbes Asia and one among world’s 12 ‘Young Global Leaders’ by the prestigious ‘World Economic Forum’ (2015).