Azran Osman-Rani Interviewed by TechInAsia on his New Startup

Azran Osman-Rani was interviewed by Tech in Asia about his new startup Naluri.

Nalury, which is means “instinct” in Malay, is a health and wellness app that makes use of machine learning and artificial intelligence to help prevent hospital visits by helping people make better choices before a disease hits them.

Here’s an excerpt of his response when Azran was asked about his latest project:

As the conversation turns towards his own startup, the corporate Rani quickly fades away to reveal a vulnerable version of himself. And as we dig deeper into Naluri’s origins, Rani’s personal struggles emerge.

“I lost my father to diabetes and cancer,” he says. Not taking any chances, he did a DNA test and found himself prone to diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and obesity. His cardiologist called him a “ticking time bomb,” saved only by his active lifestyle.

“Studies have shown that lifestyle changes are only made after people receive a major surgery or treatment. And of those, 80 percent of patients don’t make these changes at all. So the re-admittance rates are higher, and they’ll have the same symptoms again and again,” he adds. Rani’s team includes doctors, psychologists, dieticians, and health coaches who provide online counseling as well as develop modules on healthier, mindful living.

“When you’re trying to get healthy, you have to surround yourself with the right people because if you try to do this yourself, it’s incredibly lonely. And that’s why people’s effort gets derailed,” he explains.

Read the rest of the TechInAsia article here.

Azran Osman-RaniAzran Osman-Rani knows what it takes to build business from the ground up and sustain it through innovative products and services.

Azran was the founding CEO of AirAsia X at the age of 36 and was able to grow the airline from a single aircraft to 26, employing over 2,500 team members, and being the first low-cost, long-haul airline to be publicly-listed in 2013.

In addition to leadership roles in the aviation, media & technology, and capital markets sectors, Azran is a former McKinsey & Company and Booz Allen & Hamilton management consultant, and a Stanford University alumnus. He is an Ironman triathlete and loves adventure travel.

He also currently Chairs the Advisory Board for the Asia Business Centre, Curtin Business School in Australia. He holds Board positions with PT XL Axiata in Indonesia and Apex Investment Services in Malaysia. He Chairs the Malaysian Chapter of YPO. He also advises start-ups and high-growth businesses through Endeavor Malaysia, Kairos Society, and the Cyberview Living Lab Accelerator programme and is currently the CEO of iflix in Malaysia, and its Group COO.

As a speaker, Azran shares practical ideas to infuse an entrepreneurial spirit and an innovator’s mindset to any organization. His keynotes and insights have been invaluable to organizations such as Shell, Dell, HP, Ernst & Young, The Singapore Institute of Management, The Institute of Directors in Denmark, Australian Institute for Company Directors, Sunway Group, Maybank, and First Pacific.

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