Under Forty: Rishabh Singhvi (International Print-O-Pac)

Rishabh started getting hands-on while he pursued his education. The team, he believes, is the core competency of an organisation and ‘once the right people are in the right positions, a lot is possible.’

19 Dec 2014 | By Tanvi Parekh

When did you decide to join the business?
The inclination to join was always there. I started working afternoons in office while at SRCC, Delhi University.

Where do you learn the tricks of the trade? In an executive education programme or on the job?
The MBA helped. But a lot was learnt on the job, particularly to ways of operating in Indian and the print industry, in particular from my parents.

What is your greatest print / business achievement to date?
Building a solid team. Once the right people are in the right positions, a lot is possible.

What technology has made the biggest difference to your business? The best break-through in print technology in the past hundred years.
CTP made a big difference when it came in. Introduction of online enterprise and operational workflows was a game changer. We are completely ERP driven. In my view, the best break-through has been the digital dot.

What do you prefer: a mentor in the industry or brain storming with like-aged?
Talking to people, who have an open mind, gives me ideas. There is something to learn from every person and situation.

The most frequently used mantra in your organisation? Your motto in life?
If you chase perfection, you often catch excellence.

If you won Rs 25 crores what would you invest in? Why?
Building great infrastructure around my workplace.

For a working lunch if you met the PM of India, what would you talk to him about?
Making it viable to ‘Make in India’.

One person who impressed you with wisdom. Why?
Of late, PM Modi has been an inspiration. His vision for our country motivates me.

What’s the first thing you do on entering the office?
Pray at our Hanuman temple within the factory compound.

Cat naps? 10 hour snooze? Or catch up on sleep during the weekend?
My mantra is regular sleep.