A keen proponent of technology, Dr. M is credited for introducing the biggest consumer technologies in several eastern markets that earned him the epithet of ‘Man of Many Firsts’. Dr. M is a global business leader who has started many successful business collaborations such as Modi Rubber with Continental (Germany) in 1975, Modi Xerox with Xerox (USA) in 1983, Modi Olivetti with Olivetti (Italy) in 1987, Alcatel Modi Network with Alcatel (France) in 1992, Modi Telstra with Telstra (Australia), Axiata Spice Communications with Axiata (formerly Telekom Malaysia) in 1995 and with Fountain Life (USA) in 2021.
Dr. M orchestrated India’s first mobile call in 1995 on the Modi Telstra network and went on to initiate multiple ventures in telecom, mobility and VAS services such as Spice Communications in 1995, Spice Digital in 2000, Spice Hotspot in 2004 and the acquisition of i2i in 2009 making it Si2i. His innovative approach and futuristic vision played an important role in shaping India’s telecom industry and laid the foundation of the Digital India that we see today.
Since 2010, the Smart Group under Dr. M has diversified into entertainment and healthcare among other verticals as Dr. M looks to reinvent himself in an increasingly globalised world focused on sustainable living. The Singapore Film Fund, Dr. M’s independent production house, is committed to producing content that showcases the best human values for a unified world. As a visionary and futuristic global business leader, Dr. M is also focused on developing a healthcare and wellness ecosystem that includes ancient, traditional and modern healthcare offerings.
Continuing with his legacy of making the best global business offerings accessible to consumers across the world, Dr. M has is also in the process of inking joint ventures with new international partners to make luxury living and travel more affordable and experiential for upwardly mobile consumers.