Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / 'Adapt to change' – Vikas advices young textile leaders
'Adapt to change' – Vikas advices young textile leaders
27
Feb '12
Vikas is a computer geek. Has a computer shack at home, where he and his ten-year old son, learn about and assemble new hardware applications in computers and robots as both – passion and pastime.

His textile company employs women workers, particularly widowed women, not for the sake of corporate social responsibility (CSR) but with a genuine desire to empower disadvantaged women and ensure that they are socially empowered.

For as many as 12 years, Vikas stayed in the mill premises, which is located in a very economically backward region of Rajasthan – Dungarpur. His wife too stayed with him for a majority of those years, giving up the comfort and quality lifestyle of Mumbai, where the Ladia family is based.

Vikas Ladia aged 38, is the second generation of the Ladia family and son of Mr VK Ladia, which operates and manages Shree Rajasthan Syntex Ltd (SRSL). He is designated as the Joint Managing Director of SRSL, which clocked a turnover of Rs 3.5 billion in the previous fiscal year.

Vikas did his schooling at the prestigious Mayo College in Ajmer. He has graduated with a degree in Computer Science Engineering from Manipal University, which explains his love and passion for computers. He has also undergone several technical training programs overseas.

He is married to Monika, a gold medalist in Chemical Engineering, whom he met while in college. They have a son - Aman who is 10 years old. Monika is fully and functionally involved at SRSL and manages the export division of SRSL. Even when they were staying in Dungapur, she looked after quality control and coordinated export sales of the company.

Vikas loves to read, but enjoys reading a lot of newspapers and magazines daily, to keep himself updated with the latest. He also loves to experiment with hardware of computers. Right now, he and his son are in midst of assembling a programmable robot. He is a cycling enthusiast and has gone on cycling trips in Europe with his son Aman.

Vikas is a facebook and twitter enthusiast. On twitter, he is a follower of Amitabh Bachchan, Rajdeep Sardesai of CNN-IBN and Melinda Gates. He spares 10 minutes of his time before going to bed to indulge in this passion. He aspires to have the latest gadgets whether a tablet PC, camera or a mobile, but only after a thorough research of the product.

Vikas considers his mother as the inspiration behind him and credits her for whatever he has achieved in life. She was the one who pushed him to work for 16 hours a day. Vikas was brought up on values which include being fair to self and others and being considerate and generous to those less gifted.

The biggest quality that Vikas admires in his father – Mr VK Ladia is his forthrightness in his dealings. Vikas also holds in high esteem the senior Ladia for his convincing ability to switch off from business talk to family discussions or vice-e-versa, instantly. Vikas aspires to imbibe both of these qualities.


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 27th Jun 2017

Govt defers tax deduction at source provision under GST

E-commerce players in India will not be required to deduct tax on...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Jun 2017

Future Group aims Rs 12,000 crore in fashion business

Future Group, which runs retail stores across India under various...

Textiles | On 27th Jun 2017

AEPC & NSDL to help exporters with GST compliances

Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) and National Securities...

Interviews View All

Shawn Honeycutt
Bolger & O'Hearn

‘The Indian market is interesting and rather persistent in seeking new...

Marazban F Velati
Sutlej Textiles & Industries limited

No training can be effective till the candidate believes in it.

Siddharth Biyani
Mangalam Industries Pvt Ltd

‘The manufacturing sector is improving day-by-day, becoming better in...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
July 2017

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search