Under Forty: Gautam Modi (Gautam Paper Udhyog)

A Chartered Accountant at 24, screens his skills to produce good quality print. Gautam lives by the mantra, ‘There is no end to learning’.

19 Dec 2014 | By Tanvi Parekh

When did you decide to join the business?
After my higher secondary education, I dodged the parallel worlds of higher studies and business.

Where do you learn the tricks of the trade?
On my shopfloor plus at training institutes like DMI.

What is your greatest print / business achievement to date?
Being a part of the Fespa Hall of Fame and being nominated for Printweek India Printing Company of the Year and other categories for four years in a row.  

What do you prefer: a mentor or brain storming with like-aged?
Brain storming with the like-aged would serve to be a great deal for me.

Your motto in life?
My motto is to reach the 100-crore benchmark in the industry.

If you won Rs 25 crores what would you invest in? Why?
I would invest in a technology which is not widely available. Plus in digital  printing and automatic corrugation machines to diversify my business.

For a working lunch if you met the PM of India, what would you talk to him about?
I would like to talk to him about the complex structure of tax policies and tax collection which exists and persists in our country and hope to come up with a solution.

3 am print consultant?
All engineers of Grafica.

One person who impressed you with wisdom. Why?
Steve Jobs. His wisdom never fails to impress and guide me at all times.