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
‘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