Under Forty: Kayyum Majid Memon (Pravin Printing Press)

Kayyum believes in keeping up with time. His inclination towards digital technology, his habit of brainstorming with peers and his belief that the 60-year old Constitution needs to be amended.

19 Dec 2014 | By Tanvi Parekh

When did you decide to join the business?
At the age of 21.

Where do you learn the tricks of the trade? In an executive education programme or on the job?
I learnt it from my late father. 

What is your greatest print / business achievement to date?
The confidence that the client has of receiving what they anticipated while designing. 

What do you prefer: a mentor in the industry or brain storming with like-aged?
A brain storming session with like-aged people.

If you won Rs 25 crores what would you invest in? Why?
I would invest it in UV printing packaging machines. Why? Because, clearly, it is the future. 

For a working lunch if you met the PM of India, what would you talk to him about?
I would like to make a few suggestions on changing the constitution and the working style in government sectors as it is almost more than 60 years old.

One person who impressed you with wisdom. Why?
Steve Jobs for his vision and Ratan Tata for the way he takes the employees along in his successes.

When you see a great piece of print created by your competitor, what is your reaction?
Feel proud that our industry is growing.

Cat naps? 10 hour snooze? Or catch up on sleep during the weekend?
Sunday sleep.

If you were NOT in this industry, you would have ...
Been into reality business.