An Engineering Graduate turned Management Professional.
After completing Engineering in 1982, he worked for a year with Asian Tech Ltd, a leading civil contracting company in India as their Mechanical Engineer for one of their sites – Kudremukh Iron Ore Pelletizing Plant, Mangalore.
He became an entrepreneur in 1985 by setting up a plastic injection moulding unit to develop a unique cup for collecting rubber latex. The unit, later on, developed special plastic container to hold batteries for the Indian Army to be used in very cold climate.
Meanwhile, a second company was floated to erect and commission high capacity pumps for municipal potable water supply. This company also executed very high volume low head pumps to control the water level in marine aquaculture.
Vishwamitra is an independent and pioneering trade service and project development Company focused on Africa. Vishwamitra is a frontier market specialist with a 10 country network in Africa and this is slated to grow to 15 countries in the next few years.
A strong market player with associates in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Tanzania, the company understands the nuances of the industry in the region. Its penetration into the region combined with strong understanding of the local communities has helped it grow in the region by leaps and bounds.
The company's supplier base today includes renowned names like APP Indonesia, International Paper India/APPM, Seshasayee Paper and Boards (SPB), Bharat Parenterals, Capital Envelopes, Cole-Parmer, Eagle Stationery, Faber Castell, Fresenius Kabi, Godrej, Guilin Pharmaceutical Co Ltd., Jaquar, Linc Pens, Micro Inks, Nitco, Pelikan, Pidilite, Serum Institute, Stallion Laboratories, Sterrop Overseas, Stylam, ThermoFisher, Umedica Labs, to name a few.
The driving force behind the company's success remains:
Ability to establish and sustain long-term goals, reinforcing better and longer partnerships.
Cost-effective product routing, enabling mass distribution.
Sustained product and technology-based innovation.