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Personality of the week: Nikhil Nanda

The Executive Director of Escorts Group, Nikhil Nanda believes in sharing with one another and loves to devour kababs, writes Gaurav Choudhury.

business Updated: May 05, 2007 18:30 IST

Nikhil Nanda, alumnus of Wharton Business School, Philadelphia, majored in management and marketing in 1995. He underwent professional training with the UK-based JC Bamford Excavators Ltd. A member on the board of most of the Escorts Group companies since 1997, Nanda has the overall responsibility for managing the Group's agriculture, construction and engineering businesses. He was among the five Indians selected as Global Leaders of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 2001.

Family life means
Sharing with one another, listening to one another and taking those small every day steps that bind and bring meaning and purpose to our lives.

When not in office can be found at
The gym, or with close friends and, of course, the family.

Favourite authors
Lee Iacocca, Ayn Rand.

Currently reading
The Power of Now.

Ideal holiday
On a cruise — with no cell phones, no computers on board.

Fitness mantra

From good health flows all the happiness in life.

Sports

The treadmill or swimming.

Passion

One and only: taking Escorts to greater heights.

Fashion quotient

Do not lose your style – keep it simple.

Gourmet food means

Indian curry and succulent kababs.

Business mantra

Play fair, work hard, create wealth.


Idols who inspired

H.P. Nanda, Warren Buffet & Lee Iacocca.