16 October 2020
by Nikoleta Vartsaneli
What a better way to mark this year’s Boss Day, than to celebrate our very own Nikhil Patil, CEO at GO plc for the past 36 months.
He has moved from Mumbai, to the States, to Switzerland, Dubai, London and Malta, and many other places in between. He has had a very colourful path so far, being the mind behind strategy, operations, mergers and acquisitions across telecoms companies including GO, Cablenet, BMIT and Interoute.
Before his appointment as a CEO at GO in 2018, he served as a Non-Executive Director of GO, where with the company’s senior management he defined and implemented new strategies that allowed GO to diversify and expand its business both in Malta and Cyprus. He also ventured into the property market where he led Malta Properties Company as CEO for three years.
Here is a glimpse of the man behind the boss and how he perceives the world outside of telecoms.
A World Adventurer.
The Fountainhead, a 1943 novel by Ayn Rand. The protagonist is an individualistic young architect who designs modern buildings and refuses to compromise with an architectural establishment unwilling to accept innovation. He embodies what the author believed to be the ideal man, and his struggle reflects the inherent tension between individualism and collectivism.
I am mostly proud of how the Chief Officer team has evolved and the synergies we have built between us. When things work at the top, everything else naturally falls into place.
Virtual Reality Meeting Rooms.
My guitar, because who doesn’t love music, my skipping rope, because exercise is essential for the body and mind, and the Arabian Nights book to keep me company.
‘Redemption Song’ by Bob Marley and ‘Someone you Loved’ by Lewis Capaldi.
By working as One Team and putting our Purpose before anything else.
Go back in time and instead of buying the first iPod, invest that money in buying shares in Apple.
A recent memory is the ‘Chair Grand Prix’ we hosted in the Board Room with the other Chief Officers.
Any song by Bob Marley or U2.
I would choose singing.
Wishing Nikhil a Happy Boss’s Day!
Thank you for challenging the GO team to improve & grow and for keeping everyone aligned, focused and engaged.
Written by Nikoleta Vartsaneli
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