Mr. R.S.Shettian graduated in commerce from St. Allosius College, Mangalore. Later he did a Post Graduate course in Business Management and obtained Diploma in Business Mangement. He also underwent a post Graduate course in Hospital Administration and obtained D.H.A. (Diploma in Hospital Administration).
He is the Managing Director and Chairman of Athena Hospital and Athena Institute of Health Sciences. At present he is the Executive committee Member of Indian Red Cross Society. He is the President of Karnataka State Y.M.C.A. and also Executive Committee Member of National Y.M.C.A. He has been honored with prestigious Arya Bhata Award in the field of Health care for the year 2009-10. He has been honoured with Dakshina Kannada District Rajyosthava award in the field of health in the year 2010-11.
He has served several organizations in various capacities. Served as the Treasurer of Indian Red Cross Society and chairman of Indian Red Cross Society Blood Bank. He has also served as the President of Y.M.C.A Mangalore. He was a member of the minority commission of Dakshina Kannada representing Christian community that is Prime Ministers 15 point programme committee appointed by the Government of Karnataka.