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New Delhi [India], February 8 (ANI/Mediawire): Kissflow, a leading global SaaS company, wants to be known as much for its workplace culture as for its enterprise software products. Recently ranked among India’s top 75 best workplaces in the IT sector, Kissflow has been on a hiring spree while many companies have massively laid off. Abhishek Paul, Culture Shepherd at Kissflow, spoke about what are the core values that the company stands for and how they have managed to keep the workplace culture intact in spite of doubling in employee strength.
In an interview with Alokesh Bhattacharyya, Senior Editor, ET, he says his unique designation only reminds him about his responsibilities and the deeper meaning behind his profile. Edited excerpts:
We all speak about the importance of company culture. How would you define it? And what would be the principles of ideal company culture?
The word culture means different things to different people. Earlier, it used to be about free food and fancy offices. But if a culture has to be at the core of how you are going to invest in people and people practices, then it has to be deeply rooted in learning and not just about entertaining people and making them feel nice. Our culture is based on a set of values that we believe in. Culture is actually manifested in our everyday life, how we interact, how we prioritise things, how we reward people, and so on. Kissflow’s culture is what an employee lives out on a daily basis. We just try to be intentional about it, and it automatically manifests in the way you hire people, the way you promote people and in the way you let some go.
How do you keep the workplace culture intact through the growth stage and change in leadership?
I believe the culture of a company comes down from the leader’s value system. You can’t have a leader who doesn’t buy into the culture. Secondly, the culture has to be co-created, it can’t be dictated from above. For example, when we were framing our core values, we involved everyone in the company — we spoke to half of them and the other half answered a questionnaire. People who join us now are given the opportunity to voice out what they like and
dislike about the culture, and also bring about change. The third is to have rituals in your culture; like every Friday evening, we have a time for learning, fun, and connecting which involves everyone including the CEO (we call this G2G or ‘Good to Great’). Like this, we have several rituals in the company that makes the culture as important as our work.
We have doubled in employee strength in the last two years and we can proudly say that our investment in culture over the years has started delivering as we scale.
How do you enforce a company culture in an organization which is spread across geographies?
It’s difficult because externally companies may try to show that they follow a certain culture through the way they speak and address each other, but without an idea of why things are done a particular way, there is no common identity. However, if a company has the culture deeply rooted at its core, its value system will be imbibed by its employees irrespective of whichever part of the globe they are in, who might then express it in their own unique way. It’s like an extended family that we have abroad. We may have different accents and lifestyles but what binds us at the core are the same values.
Is it possible to quantify company culture? Do you think Glassdoor ratings are true indicators of the organizational culture?
There are multiple ways to quantify company culture. Glassdoor is a good measure because the ratings & reviews come from the employees themselves.In fact, we value their feedback, particularly if it’s negative because that makes us take stock of where we are going wrong. We also analyse the exit data to understand the kind of attrition we have. Our culture is defined as ‘ensuring an environment where high performance thrives’. So, you can’t have good people leaving. But at the same time you should also move out people who have been non-performers for a long time.
We run on an Objective and Key Results (OKR) model. Your business unit should deliver high on OKRs, you can’t say my engagement score is high and people love me as a manager. Our Youtube page specifies that culture is created when high performers are happy delivering high performance — which means people are happy because they have the freedom to work on things that they can’t in other companies.
An average employee spends 40 per cent of his waking hours at work. An organization’s culture can either help the employee thrive or lead to their burnout. What does Kissflow do to create a vibrant culture that boosts employee happiness?
I think people actually spend 70 percent of their waking hours in the office. One big problem is that people don’t know how much they can do to influence a company’s culture. For example, a manager can influence his team more than a CEO or a People Ops team ever can. What the company can do is to equip these people, give them authority not just a designation. People close to the problems are in the best place to solve them. We, at Kissflow, try to keep teams small and self-contained so that they can manage their daily issues.
How have we solved the problem of onboarding/hiring remotely? How do we do this effectively?
We underestimate the impact of hiring in India. Everyone believes it’s a numbers game. Culture is ultimately two things – performance management and hiring. If you can’t crack hiring, you will only waste money in fixing your company culture. I credit Laszlo Bock, the former CHRO of Google for this. He has called it front-loading your people investment — he says to put most of your money and resources into finding the best talent, not in giving them training.
Till a year ago, when we weren’t as big and popular, Suresh Sambandam, our CEO, used to interview each and every candidate. It wouldn’t be a functional or a technical interview as those would have already be done, he would just get to know them personally to see if they would fit into our culture. After observing all his interactions, we created something called the value alignment interview and evaluated how each candidate mapped to our six core values. So, for us it doesn’t matter if the interview is done remotely or face to face, what’s critical is to have clarity in what we are looking for. As far as remote onboarding is concerned, it is tougher because you are trying to build a relationship, but with initiatives like G2G, we’ve been able to succeed.
It looks as if Kissflow has cracked its work culture. What’s the way forward now?
Work culture can never be set in stone; especially one that is based on constant learning. We have laid a strong foundation for our culture through our core values and people practices, and it continues to evolve into an intellectual, inclusive and high-performance culture at every level. There is no secret ingredient or magic bullet to cracking work culture – it is relentless effort and good hires that keep it thriving and growing. As we scale and evolve, we will strive to manifest our values and practices in our everyday work and the long term processes. Culture will continue to be the core that binds us all.
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Passion Vista felicitated Mr & Mrs Gopinathan Nair as “The Global Icon 2020”

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New Delhi [India], March 1 (ANI/Digpu): It may well be the year of the Indian diaspora in the United States of America. While some like Kamala Harris have risen to rule from the front, there are others who are working silently but steadily to make America healthy again. And none have played a part as significant as that of the husband-wife duo, Dr Gopinathan Nair and Dr Ambika Nair.
Unified Brainz celebrated 2nd anniversary of its international magazine – Passion Vista with most eminent personalities from the globe in its exclusive edition “The Global Icon 2020” which was launched virtually on 30th January 2021. This spectacular event witnessed not only powerful personalities but also leading visionaries from different walks of life.
When people struggled to find equilibrium in a pandemic struck world, Dr Ambika and Dr Gopinathan provided relief to plenty through their Santhigram Wellness Ayurveda across the US and Canada. In a land famed for the most advanced developments, just how difficult was it to find takers for the ancient alternative wellness? “Challenging! Primarily because there was absolutely no precedence of running an Ayurveda wellness business in the US. We have overcome various obstacles to establish ourselves in as many as five states namely New Jersey, New York, Texas, Illinois and Wisconsin,” said the duo.
They can look back on their arduous journey with pride. When they began, Kerala Ayurveda therapies were expensive and only available in resorts, thereby elusive for the masses. To make authentic Ayurveda affordable and approachable for all, the doctor couple had to create an entire ecosystem to make their Global Ayurvedic Wellness centres a reality.
From global recruitment strategies to world class product manufacturing, they had to be the pioneers in all to make the customer experience safe and splendid. Consequently, Santhigram was one of the first FDA registered ‘Ayurvedic’ company with FDA compliant products under the brand name ‘Santhigram Herbals’ undergoing strenuous lab testing to ensure they are heavy metal and Pesticide free herbal products.
They were also the first to create Ayurvedic products using Hemp oil in the USA. With 2020 forcing all of us into a new reality of online services and experiences, the team at Santhigram was quick to adapt. And now Santhigram is on its way to become a tech enabled and the first HIPAA compliant Ayurvedic wellness company to safeguard client data in this world where cyber security cannot be side-lined further.
To continue with the Nairs, efforts to bring Ayurveda to the mainstream medical stage, they have started ‘Santhigram Foundation’ to fund research and public education programs to validate Ayurveda socially and scientifically. They have created multiple Wellness programs backed by Biostatistics and Health Informatics in partnership with modern medical professionals targeting specific problems such as Non opioid pain management program, Oncocare programs, ADHD Ayurvedic program, Age management programs for Geriatrics. Passion Vista recognized all their achievements and noteworthy contribution during the time of crisis and hence, titled them as one of
“The Global Icon 2020″in their collector’s edition. To know more about the international brand checkout www.passionvista.com or to nominate for upcoming projects email at info@passionvista.com
They go on to reveal, “In order to meet the ever-growing demand of our services and to cater to the shortage of trained Ayurvedic consultants and Panchakarma technicians in the US, we have also successfully established an Ayurveda training school with the approval of the State of New Jersey.”
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New Delhi [India], March 1 (ANI/Digpu): Rania Lampou, is a Global STEM Educator par excellence from Greece. She is currently a STEM instructor at the Greek Astronomy and Space Company (Annex of Salamis) and is also working at the Greek Ministry of Education, at the Directorate of Educational Technology and Innovation, where she writes STE(A)M projects for Greek schools.
Unified Brainz celebrated 2nd anniversary of its international magazine – Passion Vista with most eminent personalities from the globe in its exclusive edition “The Global Icon 2020” which was launched virtually on 30th January 2021. This spectacular event witnessed not only powerful personalities but also leading visionaries from different walks of life.
Her passionate neuroeducation research and innovative teaching methodologies led her to many distinctions. She has been conferred the ‘Global Teacher Award 2020’ (AKS Awards) and made it to the ‘Global Teacher Prize 2019’ list (Varkey Foundation). She also received the First World STEM Educator Award, (I-FEST2 2020, ATAST), Tunisia.
She has received almost 50 international awards for her STE(A)M projects, some of which were awarded during the current pandemic. “The pandemic has given teachers the opportunity to shine and project their natural leadership qualities, shares Rania.
Rania has a post-graduate degree (M.Ed.) in language teaching related to cognitive neurosciences. She has achieved a great distinction in STEM education and is also an ICT teacher trainer. She promotes the STEM vision by introducing STEM in astronomy and physics projects and by combining it with Language Teaching.
“One of the first challenges I faced was the redesigning of the Greek syllabus because astronomy and science, in general, in primary education is not supported by the Greek syllabus,” states Rania who was among the first educators on a global level to combine STE(A)M and astronomy. “I believe that astronomy is a very important area of scientific knowledge. Children are usually fascinated by it, she feels. What distinguishes Rania from others is that she teaches abstract concepts of physics through art, something which has been considered revolutionary in the world of exact sciences.
Rania is also the founder and international coordinator of five innovative international projects that focus on the UN Goals described in the 2030 Agenda. Additionally, Rania is a social activist and volunteer as well as a global peace ambassador. She is the International Advisor of many International Organizations and has received many world humanitarian awards and six peace awards.
So how does Rania achieve the impossible? “A teacher’s job is not easy. Many believe that it is limited to teaching hours in the classroom, but every teaching hour in the classroom hides behind it many hours of preparation. But when I started volunteering, I learned that the most important thing in the world is unconditional love and free service for all people.
Rania’s spirited activism has been acknowledged across continents. In 2018, she also won the First Global Prize in the International competition ‘Particles4U’ International Particle Physics Outreach Group (IPPOG), by the prestigious CERN in Geneva. But her inspiration, reveals Rania, remains her students and children in general. She finds it so very exciting that a good teacher can influence the future by help restructuring the brain of young people. She also loves the sheer challenge of working with kids.
“I have to make very complex concepts accessible to children. For this purpose I have to be very inventive and I must leverage everyday materials such as lego, cardboards, even desserts, to make scientific models,” she added.
Passion Vista recognized all her achievements and noteworthy contribution in the industry and hence, titled her as one of “The Global Icon 2020″in their collector’s edition. To know more about the international brand checkout www.passionvista.com or to nominate for upcoming projects email at info@passionvista.com
As President of ‘Ladies of All Nations International’ for Greece I realized that there is a lot to be done in order to achieve equality between the sexes all over the world.” Her love for children has also turned her into an author of scientific books for kids. Her eyes light up as she shares this detail, “Writing scientific books for kids was one of the greatest experiences of my life. When I worked on my book ‘Planetary Interviews’, I realized that fun is very important even in science. You must enjoy what you do in order to surpass the level of commonplace mediocrity that everyday life may force upon us.
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New Delhi [India], March 1 (ANI/Digpu): Rania Lampou, is a Global STEM Educator par excellence from Greece. She is currently a STEM instructor at the Greek Astronomy and Space Company (Annex of Salamis) and is also working at the Greek Ministry of Education, at the Directorate of Educational Technology and Innovation, where she writes STE(A)M projects for Greek schools.
Unified Brainz celebrated 2nd anniversary of its international magazine – Passion Vista with most eminent personalities from the globe in its exclusive edition “The Global Icon 2020” which was launched virtually on 30th January 2021. This spectacular event witnessed not only powerful personalities but also leading visionaries from different walks of life.
Her passionate neuroeducation research and innovative teaching methodologies led her to many distinctions. She has been conferred the ‘Global Teacher Award 2020’ (AKS Awards) and made it to the ‘Global Teacher Prize 2019’ list (Varkey Foundation). She also received the First World STEM Educator Award, (I-FEST2 2020, ATAST), Tunisia.
She has received almost 50 international awards for her STE(A)M projects, some of which were awarded during the current pandemic. “The pandemic has given teachers the opportunity to shine and project their natural leadership qualities, shares Rania.
Rania has a post-graduate degree (M.Ed.) in language teaching related to cognitive neurosciences. She has achieved a great distinction in STEM education and is also an ICT teacher trainer. She promotes the STEM vision by introducing STEM in astronomy and physics projects and by combining it with Language Teaching.
“One of the first challenges I faced was the redesigning of the Greek syllabus because astronomy and science, in general, in primary education is not supported by the Greek syllabus,” states Rania who was among the first educators on a global level to combine STE(A)M and astronomy. “I believe that astronomy is a very important area of scientific knowledge. Children are usually fascinated by it, she feels. What distinguishes Rania from others is that she teaches abstract concepts of physics through art, something which has been considered revolutionary in the world of exact sciences.
Rania is also the founder and international coordinator of five innovative international projects that focus on the UN Goals described in the 2030 Agenda. Additionally, Rania is a social activist and volunteer as well as a global peace ambassador. She is the International Advisor of many International Organizations and has received many world humanitarian awards and six peace awards.
So how does Rania achieve the impossible? “A teacher’s job is not easy. Many believe that it is limited to teaching hours in the classroom, but every teaching hour in the classroom hides behind it many hours of preparation. But when I started volunteering, I learned that the most important thing in the world is unconditional love and free service for all people.
Rania’s spirited activism has been acknowledged across continents. In 2018, she also won the First Global Prize in the International competition ‘Particles4U’ International Particle Physics Outreach Group (IPPOG), by the prestigious CERN in Geneva. But her inspiration, reveals Rania, remains her students and children in general. She finds it so very exciting that a good teacher can influence the future by help restructuring the brain of young people. She also loves the sheer challenge of working with kids.
“I have to make very complex concepts accessible to children. For this purpose I have to be very inventive and I must leverage everyday materials such as lego, cardboards, even desserts, to make scientific models,” she added.
Passion Vista recognized all her achievements and noteworthy contribution in the industry and hence, titled her as one of “The Global Icon 2020″in their collector’s edition. To know more about the international brand checkout www.passionvista.com or to nominate for upcoming projects email at info@passionvista.com
As President of ‘Ladies of All Nations International’ for Greece I realized that there is a lot to be done in order to achieve equality between the sexes all over the world.” Her love for children has also turned her into an author of scientific books for kids. Her eyes light up as she shares this detail, “Writing scientific books for kids was one of the greatest experiences of my life. When I worked on my book ‘Planetary Interviews’, I realized that fun is very important even in science. You must enjoy what you do in order to surpass the level of commonplace mediocrity that everyday life may force upon us.
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Himanshu Patel recognised as “The Global Icon 2020”

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New Delhi [India], March 1 (ANI/Digpu): Himanshu sealed his fate when he dropped out from school in eleventh grade to follow his passion in technology. Unknown to him then, he was already on his way to join the ranks of exceptional tech entrepreneurs like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.
Fifteen years down the line, Himanshu Patel has justified his dropping out as he gets ready to unveil his most anticipated innovation across the world – the Triton Electric Vehicle.
Unified Brainz celebrated 2nd anniversary of its international magazine – Passion Vista with most eminent personalities from the globe in its exclusive edition “The Global Icons 2020” which was launched virtually on 30th January 2021. This spectacular event witnessed not only powerful personalities but also leading visionaries from different walks of life.
Gifted with sharp technological knowledge and a strong entrepreneurial mindset, Himanshu began work on his dream venture in 2018. A car enthusiast himself, his passion and vision led him to research and develop the elusive Electric Vehicle. And only two years later in March 2020, Triton launched its electric vehicle sector ahead of the booming EV market. At this time the prototype of their Model H Luxury SUV was launched.
Within 35 days Triton Electric Vehicle created an electric semi-truck. And in January 2021, the model N4 Sedan was launched in India with plans to be worldwide. There is more than one reason why the Triton Electric Vehicle will possibly end up being a pioneer in its segment. The first of which is sustainability and reduction in carbon footprint. “I want to help deplete the carbon footprint. Other electric vehicle companies have made this claim but failed to deliver. This was the inspiration with which we created our home power link,” states Himanshu.
Triton’s home power link is nothing short of revolutionary. With the home power link, consumers will be able to power their homes using their car battery during the peak high-cost hours. With this technology, there will be no more flooding the grid. Net metering will allow residential and commercial customers, who generate their own electricity, to sell the electricity they aren’t using back into the grid.
Triton EV owners will be able to draw down from the grid on off-peak hours and contribute power on-peak hours, thus being the only EV company to truly help deplete the carbon footprint. “Always cater to the needs of your target market. For us, we must stay on top of the market since EV is an extremely fast-paced industry,” said Himanshu.
According to him, most electric vehicle makers wrongly claim about having a long-range as their vehicles cannot reach long distances on one charge. “So far, that has not happened and will not happen until our vehicle hits the market. EVs, right now — no matter how companies market them — are for the short-range. You can’t call the current EV’s long-distance if you have to stop and charge the battery for two hours during your journey,” he said. To counter this deficit, Triton claims to have built the first EV battery that can drive over 700 miles on a single two hours charge.
Expectedly, the Triton EV has created such a buzz among car aficionados that it’s presently impossible to pre-order the Triton SUV as the first 100 Founder’s Edition Model H vehicles have already been reserved for pre-order. Himanshu’s leading-edge technologies, The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences has awarded him the Six Star Diamond Awards (2020 & 2019) and the Five Star Diamond Award (2017 & 2018). Passion Vista recognized all his achievements and noteworthy contribution in the industry and hence, titled him as one of “The Global Icon 2020” in their collector’s edition.
To know more about the international brand checkout www.passionvista.com or to nominate for upcoming projects email at info@passionvista.com
Being a car enthusiast with a passion for sustainability – there is no doubt that EV is one of Himanshu’s most prized ventures. “This rapidly growing startup has much to offer in the foreseeable future. Triton EV is the only EV company that is leading in reducing the carbon footprint with the help of our home power link. We anticipate the release of our Model H luxury SUV, our Model N4 Luxury Sedan, our Rickshaw, as well as our Semi Truck. Triton Electric is advancing in becoming a global brand that accommodates to each specified region. There is great innovation we are putting out, and we look forward to staying ahead of the EV market.”
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Himanshu Patel recognised as “The Global Icon 2020”

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New Delhi [India], March 1 (ANI/Digpu): Himanshu sealed his fate when he dropped out from school in eleventh grade to follow his passion in technology. Unknown to him then, he was already on his way to join the ranks of exceptional tech entrepreneurs like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.
Fifteen years down the line, Himanshu Patel has justified his dropping out as he gets ready to unveil his most anticipated innovation across the world – the Triton Electric Vehicle.
Unified Brainz celebrated 2nd anniversary of its international magazine – Passion Vista with most eminent personalities from the globe in its exclusive edition “The Global Icons 2020” which was launched virtually on 30th January 2021. This spectacular event witnessed not only powerful personalities but also leading visionaries from different walks of life.
Gifted with sharp technological knowledge and a strong entrepreneurial mindset, Himanshu began work on his dream venture in 2018. A car enthusiast himself, his passion and vision led him to research and develop the elusive Electric Vehicle. And only two years later in March 2020, Triton launched its electric vehicle sector ahead of the booming EV market. At this time the prototype of their Model H Luxury SUV was launched.
Within 35 days Triton Electric Vehicle created an electric semi-truck. And in January 2021, the model N4 Sedan was launched in India with plans to be worldwide. There is more than one reason why the Triton Electric Vehicle will possibly end up being a pioneer in its segment. The first of which is sustainability and reduction in carbon footprint. “I want to help deplete the carbon footprint. Other electric vehicle companies have made this claim but failed to deliver. This was the inspiration with which we created our home power link,” states Himanshu.
Triton’s home power link is nothing short of revolutionary. With the home power link, consumers will be able to power their homes using their car battery during the peak high-cost hours. With this technology, there will be no more flooding the grid. Net metering will allow residential and commercial customers, who generate their own electricity, to sell the electricity they aren’t using back into the grid.
Triton EV owners will be able to draw down from the grid on off-peak hours and contribute power on-peak hours, thus being the only EV company to truly help deplete the carbon footprint. “Always cater to the needs of your target market. For us, we must stay on top of the market since EV is an extremely fast-paced industry,” said Himanshu.
According to him, most electric vehicle makers wrongly claim about having a long-range as their vehicles cannot reach long distances on one charge. “So far, that has not happened and will not happen until our vehicle hits the market. EVs, right now — no matter how companies market them — are for the short-range. You can’t call the current EV’s long-distance if you have to stop and charge the battery for two hours during your journey,” he said. To counter this deficit, Triton claims to have built the first EV battery that can drive over 700 miles on a single two hours charge.
Expectedly, the Triton EV has created such a buzz among car aficionados that it’s presently impossible to pre-order the Triton SUV as the first 100 Founder’s Edition Model H vehicles have already been reserved for pre-order. Himanshu’s leading-edge technologies, The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences has awarded him the Six Star Diamond Awards (2020 & 2019) and the Five Star Diamond Award (2017 & 2018). Passion Vista recognized all his achievements and noteworthy contribution in the industry and hence, titled him as one of “The Global Icon 2020” in their collector’s edition.
To know more about the international brand checkout www.passionvista.com or to nominate for upcoming projects email at info@passionvista.com
Being a car enthusiast with a passion for sustainability – there is no doubt that EV is one of Himanshu’s most prized ventures. “This rapidly growing startup has much to offer in the foreseeable future. Triton EV is the only EV company that is leading in reducing the carbon footprint with the help of our home power link. We anticipate the release of our Model H luxury SUV, our Model N4 Luxury Sedan, our Rickshaw, as well as our Semi Truck. Triton Electric is advancing in becoming a global brand that accommodates to each specified region. There is great innovation we are putting out, and we look forward to staying ahead of the EV market.”
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Dilip Surana embarked his way to “The Global Icons 2020”

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New Delhi [India], March 1 (ANI/Digpu): Unified Brainz celebrated 2nd anniversary of its international magazine – Passion Vista with most eminent personalities from the globe in its exclusive edition “The Global Icons 2020” which was launched virtually on 30 January 2021.
This spectacular event witnessed not only powerful personalities but also leading visionaries from different walks of life.
“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do-” Pele. Chairman and Managing Director at Micro Labs Limited, Dilip Surana, is an illustration of this famous quote. Born in Bangalore and hailing from the village of Balrani, Pali District, Rajasthan, he always desired to reach heights in the pharmaceutical world.
Today, with over thirty years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Dilip feels content with everything he’s accomplished and achieved over the years. In 1983, when he was young and budding with energy, Dilip took over the operations of his family business and rapidly absorbed the nuances of corporate management.
In early 1994, Dilip pioneered the concept of specialty by introducing various divisions of the pharmaceutical industry, namely, Cardiology, Neuropsychiatry, and Ophthalmology. He also instilled stringent quality standards in the pharmaceutical enterprise. As a result, Micro Labs has to its credit, all the international regulatory approvals, including US FDA, UK MHRA, MCC, South Africa, Health Canada, WHO, Geneva TGA, Australia Medsafe, New Zealand PAHO (USA), IDA (Netherlands), & many regulatory bodies of emerging markets reflecting the high standards of quality, regulatory compliance of research and manufacturing facilities.
Dilip is responsible for diversifying the pharmaceutical manufacturing company with products ranging from oral solids and liquids to topical and injectable. He was influential in setting up thirteen world-class state-of-the-art research and manufacturing facilities for Micro Labs, covering Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).
At Micro Labs Limited, Dilip overlooks the overall strategic direction, Indian business, and manufacturing. He recurrently participates in various international seminars and summits relating to the pharma industry.
Despite having achieved so much, Dilip still works hard to hold on to the company’s reigns with dignity and diligence. “Set goals, i.e., instead of creating a vision that is unapproachable, one should have a step-based approach to progress towards the vision,” he shares.
Dilip approaches challenges as a part of life. He believes that through hard work, determination, and a bit of luck, anyone can overcome their circumstances and achieve extraordinary success. In this regard, he said, “Accept failure, learn from the mistakes, and move on instead of moaning about it and giving up.”
With this spirit, Dilip has made his thirty years of the professional journey seem like an eventful ride. Of course, challenges, failures, and mistakes were a part of it. But his inspiration and mentor, his father, GC Surana, taught him better to make it through these difficulties.
The University of Azteca conferred Dilip an honorary doctorate in pharmaceutical management. In 2020, he appeared on the Global CEO Magazine’s cover feature. He also won the “Responsible Business Leader Award-2019” by the Responsible Business Awards. Not very long ago, he ranked 85th on the Forbes Magazine’s list of the 100 Richest Indians with an estimated net worth of over USD 1.6 billion.
Dilip is also featured in The CEO Magazine’s first edition in their list of the 14 CEOs The Economist, one of the leading business magazines in the world, included his story in one of their 2016 editions. He also accepted the award for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2014.
Passion Vista recognized all his achievements and noteworthy contribution in the industry and hence, titled him as one of “The Global Icon 2020″in their collector’s edition. To know more about the international brand checkout www.passionvista.com or to nominate for upcoming projects email at info@passionvista.com
In 2013, Dilip won the Most Dynamic Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the 4th Annual India Leadership Conclave and Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards. He was honored as the Great Son of Karnataka by the Governor of Karnataka, his Excellency HR Bhardwaj, in 2011.
Dilip defines leadership in his own exquisite way based on his experience, “There are four phrases I use to outline the qualities of an impactful leader- quick decision-maker, maintains discipline, influential behavior, and transforms vision.”
As a message to the readers, he shares, “Success is sweet, its secret is hard work, determination, passion, and a 100 per cent positive attitude. If you have all these qualities, success is definitely yours!”
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