GAU­RAV GOEL CEO Easte,r Log­ica In­foway

Gau­rav Goel, CEO, Eastern Log­ica In­foway be­lieves that strong will and pas­sion to­wards one’s aim is all it takes to taste suc­cess

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‘Com­mit­ted’ is the word that best de­scribes Gau­rav Goel, CEO of Kolkata based lead­ing sub-dis­tri­bu­tion firm, Eastern Log­ica In­foway. This suc­cess­ful en­tre­pre­neur, who likes to take up chal­lenges with a brave heart, is ded­i­cated to his pas­sion of en­trepreneur­ship as well as his fam­ily.

AN ENGI­NEER­ING GRAD­U­ATE Goel grad­u­ated with a Bach­e­lor of Engi­neer­ing in elec­tron­ics and com­mu­ni­ca­tion. With a BE de­gree in hand, he kick-started his ca­reer in in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy and joined ABSO Soft­ware. “As an engi­neer­ing grad­u­ate, it was very nat­u­ral for me to get into the IT field, as my ex­per­tise lay there. Dur­ing my stint with ABSO Soft­ware, a firm which pro­vided IT as­sis­tance in hard­ware, so­lu­tions and main­te­nance to multi­na­tional com­pa­nies, I gained hands-on ex­pe­ri­ence of the in­dus­try, as I per­son­ally dealt with clients and re­solved their queries,” he rem­i­nisces. TURN­ING AN EN­TRE­PRE­NEUR Af­ter gain­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for a cou­ple of years, Goel de­vel­oped an am­bi­tion to start a busi­ness of his own. “I plunged into en­trepreneur­ship with a very small cap­i­tal and a small of­fice space. I laid the foun­da­tion of Log­ica Sys­tems, com­pris­ing a four-per­son team, re­selling com­puter ac­ces­sories and pro­vid­ing so­lu­tions main­te­nance,” he shares.

START­ING EASTERN LOG­ICA IN­FOWAY In the year 2002, Goel ven­tured into dis­tri­bu­tion and re­tail of com­put­ers on a much larger scale, with the es­tab­lish­ment of his present com­pany, Eastern Log­ica In­foway. “We started cater­ing to the smaller towns and dis­tricts of Ben­gal along with Kolkata, fo­cus­ing on our num­bers and tar­gets,” tells Goel.

SET­TING MILE­STONES To­day, Eastern Log­ica In­foway is one of the lead­ing sub-dis­tri­bu­tion com­pa­nies in West Ben­gal. It is as­so­ci­ated with ma­jor brands viz, Len­ovo, Sony Vaio, Sam­sung, HP, Dell, In­tel, Sea­gate, HCL, etc, with an an­nual turnover of Rs 200 crore. “It feels great to see your hard work bring­ing re­sults for you, and your as­pi­ra­tions tak­ing shape,” he says with a beam­ing smile. CHAL­LENGES AND ROAD­BLOCKS The spirit with which achiev­ers like Goel face and con­quer ob­sta­cles, forms the crux of their suc­cess sto­ries. Says Goel, “One needs to face chal­lenges with a brave heart. I did re­ceive some stiff re­sis­tance from the trade which was re­luc­tant to ac­cept a new player, but over a pe­riod of time, with our poli­cies, trust and ded­i­ca­tion, we man­aged to cre­ate our space in the mar­ket.”

SUC­CESS MANTRA Goel strongly backs the tried and tested fun­da­men­tals of suc­cess. “There are no short­cuts to suc­cess. Hard work and sin­cer­ity will al­ways pay you in the end,” shares the un­fazed achiever.

AD­VICE TO YOUNG EN­TREPRENEURS “De­velop a pas­sion for some­thing and do what you fear the most, be­cause that is what which will bring the best out of you,” en­light­ens Goel. “Where there’s a will, there’s a way,” he adds.

ON THE PER­SONAL FRONT Goel is into 18 years of wed­lock and is blessed with two kids. He loves to take time out for his hob­bies which in­clude swim­ming, play­ing cricket and hit­ting the gym.

FU­TURE PLANS Goel is com­pletely com­mit­ted to­wards his work and fam­ily. He as­pires to continue play­ing a strong role in tak­ing Eastern Log­ica to newer heights in fu­ture. “I wish to be the guid­ing force for my com­pany and my chil­dren. There re­ally is no fin­ish­ing line to suc­cess and so, I will make con­tin­u­ous ef­forts un­til I suc­ceed,” he con­cludes.

Gau­rav Goel with fam­ily

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