OCTAVE students receive guidance from Managing Director of 
Ankur Seeds

7th October 2012, Nagpur:

Students from Octave Business School, Nagpur received invaluable guidance from Mr. M G Shembekar, MD, Ankur Seeds private Limited.  As a part of “Interaction with CEOs’ series launched by Octave, students get an opportunity to interact with accomplished business leaders from the region. Mr. Shembekar shared the journey of Ankur Seeds over last 40 plus years through various challenges and eventual emergence as a national player. In particular, the fact that the original founding team stayed together was very fascinating for the students. They appreciated the power of good team to build a successful business. Students asked number of questions and were impressed with the answers they received. Some of the learning by students was maintaining transparency among the working of team members, creating products as per the needs of customers, avoidance of diluting business focus, importance of timely capital, not taking an easy option during financial crisis, importance of dealer loyalty, providing high quality, consistent pricing and information to the farmers. Students understood the need to have as much practical experience as possible to be successful in business. Mr Shembekar’s message to students was to have courage to become entrepreneurs and take calculated risks. He suggested that instead of becoming job seeker, try to become be a job giver. The session was an inspiration to Octave students as many of them aspire to become entrepreneurs. Mr. Shembekar was also very happy with the progress, readiness and market awareness of Octave students.