Success comes easy to those who never lose their zeal to excel. Age just remains a number when you’re determined to reach newer heights in every phase of your life. This is well evident from the career graph of ace industrialist Sanjay Dalmia, who shows no signs of slowing down when it comes to success. Age has never deterred him from taking forward his vision of expanding globally.
Belonging to one of the most influential business families in India, Dalmia has never had a casual approach towards his career. He has always been passionate to emerge as a major global player.
The long successful career of Sanjay Dalmia shows his rich professional expertise, holding various prominent positions. Currently, he is serving as the Non-Executive Chairman of GHCL Ltd. He has also served as the Chairman of Colwell and Salmon Communications (India) Ltd, a subsidiary of GHCL Ltd and as the Chairman of Golden Tobacco Ltd until February 10, 2014. Apart from this, Sanjay Dalmia has also served on the Board of Directors of Union Bank of India, as a member of the Northern Committee of Industrial Development Bank of India.
As a part of his global expansion plan, Dalmia two large companies – a soda ash unit in Europe and a home textiles company in the US, through his flagship company GHCL.
“Earlier only overseas companies could come here, now it’s a two-way traffic. We too can acquire companies abroad and that’s the route to growth that we’ve decided on,” he said.
Sanjay Dalmia, the successful entrepreneur comes across as a very modest and unassuming individual, which is well evident from his life experiences. He admits that he spent a good many of his years not focusing on turning his inheritance into a force to reckon with. But after having been through several good and bad experiences, and being a Member of Parliament, which ‘he would not care to be again,’ he is now clear that his focus will remain strictly on business.
“Yes, I could have done it 10 years ago. I have no explanation for why I did not. But that’s the past, where I was trying to do too many things. Now I’m totally focused. Besides, there are many more opportunities today,” he explains.