Overjoyed with the appointment of Vikram Pandit as CEO of world's largest financial services conglomerate Citigroup, his father SB Pandit on Thursday said it is a great honour for his family and the entire country.
"Vikram was destined to succeed. He has been a brilliant student throughout and also possesses a steely resolve. He is a go-getter. Instead of bowing under any problem, he would go all out to find a solution," Pandit told PTI.
"He has an analytical mind. He won't ever get perturbed by problems. Instead, he would jot down the pros and cons of the issue. He would resort to lateral thinking and then come up with a workable solution," he said, confident of his son's success in his new and prestigious assignment.
This approach was the main reason that led his rise up the ladder of success at such a young age, he said. Pandit was delighted that Vikram was the youngest CEO of the company and first Indian to achieve this feat.
"Whatever he touched, turned into gold," he said, adding "I am confident that this methodic approach in life would help him in his greatest challenge of life today as the head of world's largest bank," he said.
Since Tuesday midnight, the Pandit senior has been flooded with phone calls from relatives and close associates congratulating him for his son's feat.
"Since the news of Vikram's appointment came in, the phone has not stopped ringing. Some calls were expected. But I was surprised and delighted the most with calls from Vikram's school principals," Pandit said.