It isn’t easy joining a Family Business, the pressure to perform and show results are high and when you are the 4th. generation taking over, the stakes go up even further.
From starting out as a shop floor apprentice 8 years ago to today heading & directing the @chitalegroup into the future @indraneelchitale has come a long way. .
Our first meeting was that of a client and designer, where I had the opportunity to design and craft some handcrafted shoes for Indraneel. But soon our shared passion for fountain pens, books and business gave rise to a different sort of friendship. .
A friendship where we exchanged ideas 💡, business trends, future of our respective businesses whenever we met. Through the years I’ve seen the changes he has bought about in the Family Business and how he has not only helped in it’s growth but also helped in changing the mind set of a Traditionally Family Run Business. All this keeping in mind the 4 generations of values and principals the Chitale’s abide by. .
He was the first person to congratulate me on the decision of selling my business ( brand ) @cuerohandcraftedluxury telling me that what I had done was not something many people could or would be able to do. “Letting go” at the right moment. .
A person who never let go his passion for motorcycles 🏍 even while being heavily engaged in business growth, going to the length of riding his motorcycle to the factory and back every morning just to keep his passion alive. A man of great principles punctuality being one of them. .
He is what I would call the 21st. century Family Industrialist who is not only focused on business growth alone but also a sustainable one.
Qualities I learned from @indraneelchitale
2. Keep your passion alive no matter what.
3. Always find a middle ground between old school and new school of thought.
4. Plan not for today or tomorrow but for generations to come.
5. Leverage your legacy.