Under Forty: Mohd Wasif Akther (KGN Xerox)

KGN Xerox is as old as Akhter. Founded by his father in 1985, KGN today is synonymous to enterprising and expansion with six outlets in Hyderabad, an exclusive tie-up with FedEx, an online portal and most technology firsts in the city.

19 Dec 2014 | By Tanvi Parekh

When did you decide to join the business?
After completing my MBA in 2009.

What is your greatest print / business achievement to date?
One, when we invested in the DocuColor 7000 AP and the second, when we crossed the 300 walk-ins per day mark.

The best break-through in print technology in the past hundred years
The best break-through for us was when we started printing on a  300gsm paper in huge quantities.

Your motto in life?
My motto is to take the brand KGN to a global platform.

If you won Rs 25 crores what would you invest in? Why?
An HP Indigo 10000. It will start competing with the offset printers within no time. (Mr Appadurai, are you listening?!)

One person who impressed you with wisdom. Why?
My father. He is a storehouse of knowledge and experience.

What’s the first thing you do on entering the office?
See if the office and my work area is clean. Then go back to the previous day’s pending jobs, accounts, etc. 

When you see a great piece of print created by your competitor, what is your reaction?
I appreciate it and attempt to produce competent piece of work.

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

If you were NOT in this industry, you would have …
Been in the real estate or construction field.