Entrepreneur Bhogale shares experiences with students

AURANGABAD: Well-known entrepreneur, Ram Bhogale, who is also chairman of Nirlep and AITG Group, shared his career experiences during the 31st `Rare Share’ programme of Aurangabad Management Association (AMA) on Monday, in the Vishwakarma Hall of Deogiri Institute of Management and Engineering. ‘Rare Share’ is a unique initiative by AMA where senior executives, managers share their success story.

Bhogale said “I joined my father’s business in 1976 even before my engineering results were declared and started working for company which was into hospital equipment and accessories. Subsequently, I joined Nirlep, manufacturing non-stick kitchen appliances. My workers taught me all the technical mechanics practically.’

“The major challenge that I faced was shift from Nirlep to auto business. Taking a very small company to a group where you are the driver is not a cake walk. The real challenge was shifting from a driver’s seat to getting driven by others. Here you have to depend on the Original equipment manufacturer (OEMs) for your growth even when you disagree with many of the strategies. But that is business. Growth has a challenge of its own,” he said.

Bhogale is also a trustee of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and member of Electricity Tariff requisition committee of government of Maharashtra.