‘I visualise whatever I set out to achieve’
This CEO feels that the future belongs to those who believe in dreams
What time do you wake up every day? What time do you sleep?
I wake up at 6:30am in the morning and go to bed at around 11:30pm
You never leave home without …
My Android phone
How do you commute to office? How long is the commute?
I commute by car. I have to travel around 15 kilometers, so it takes a good 30 minutes
On average, how many hours a week do you work?
Almost 70 hours
What do you like most about your job?
The challenge of creating disruptive business models
What is the first thing you do on reaching office?
Greet everyone with a smile, respond to emails and prepare the day’s tasks
What is the one thing you like least about your job?
Doing other people’s job inorder to show them how to do it well
What is the secret of your success?
I always visualise goals and keep working on them, despite the odds that come my way. My employees, who are instrumental in realising my vision, are the real secret of my success
What do you have for breakfast?
Anything cooked by my wife
What would you like to change about yourself/your life?
I want to accommodate more time for my family
How often do you exercise? Daily/3 times a week/occasionally/never
Twice a week
What exercise do you do? Weights/Cardio/Yoga/Walking/Other
Mostly playing and walking
How do you relax? Any hobbies?
I enjoy watching comedy films. Chilling out with friends helps me destress
Your favourite book?
Power of positive thinking
Your favourite film?
When and where did you last go on holiday?
Kerala, six months ago
One gadget you cannot live without?
What makes you happy?
Building an enterprise over a need based business opportunity that is envisaged to usher national growth
Your favourite quote/phrase?
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams
What is the most important lesson that life has taught you?
To change others you have to change yourself
What was your first job and salary?
I joined Glenmark Pharmaceuticals as a marketing executive where I was paid a monthly salary of R8,000
At what age did you become CEO?
Which living person do you most
Narendra Modi. He is a true entrepreneur. I believe that the real growth of India lies in the growth of entrepreneurship
What characteristic/behaviour do you dislike most in others?
Misers and selfish people
Where do you see yourself in five years?
As a serial entrepreneur and a social activist
What is your biggest strength?
Hard work and consistent focus on goals
What is your biggest weakness?
None at the moment
At what age do you hope to retire?
After 35 years I want to retire from business and spend the rest of my life in socio political activities
What is your most cherished possession?
My business is my most cherished possession