My dream is to see simple, honest, people everywhere lead happier and fulfilled lives. At Spice Connect, I want to make it my personal endeavour to improve lives across Asia and Africa by giving people access to technologies that are useful and affordable. All through my life, I've been blessed with great education and a business acumen that comes from everyday learnings and by dabbling in the family run business. But for me, education is where it all started. I've had the honour of being an alumnus of two very prestigious educational institutions. Imperial College, London where I earned my Masters in Business Administration and Brunel University, London where I earned my Bachelors of Science in Management Technology. I started off in 1995. I was instrumental in successfully launching India's very first mobile service - Modi Telstra. This launch also gave us the rare prestige of hosting the very first mobile phone call made in India. After a successful divestment of Modi Telstra in the year 2000, we launched Spice Communications in Punjab & Karnataka. As the Co-CEO of Spice Communications, I was fortunate enough to see it flourish into one of the most valuable and enduring brands in the two highly profitable mobile markets of the country.
Mobile connectivity is just not about putting a mobile in everyone's hand. It is about empowering them, giving them access to technology and in turn getting them to contribute to change. When I was appointed as the Chairman of the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), sometime in 2004-05, I sought to do just that.Throughout my amazing journey, I have been bestowed with many unparalleled opportunities which include being appointed as the President of the Associated Chambers of Commerce (ASSOCHAM). This also gave me an opportunity to drive the ASSOCHAM agenda of "Making Inclusive Transformation Happen" in the country.Every person should have a clear goal and destination in his mind to achieve success in life. When I received the "Youth Icon Award" by the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry, it was validation of my efforts. This motivated me to push the boundaries of technology even further.
As an entrepreneur, I am committed to creating an inclusive society by empowering young entrepreneurs. I believe in creating an ecosystem that will help promote inclusive growth through "Innovative Entrepreneurship".We've just begun. Join me in making Spice Connect, a universal constant. Let's connect and grow together in bringing affordable mobile technology solutions and services to people across the world.