4 minutes with… Parikshit Dhingra, Head – Public Affairs & Communications, Novozymes South Asia

31b41bcTell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy.

NZ is a global leader in the bio-ethanol revolution which by far, is the most promising technology in terms of benefitting all stakeholders involved.

Tell us about your role and what you are focused on in the next 12 months.

Our job is to help the Governments understand the benefits a bio-based economy has (especially in Agrarian economies like India)in terms of rural jobs, energy security & environmental benefits. While the Government of India is taking up steps in this direction, there is a need felt to speed up the process.

What do you feel are the most important milestones the industry must achieve in the next 5 years?  

Setting up of the first 50 plants in next five years.

If you could snap your fingers and change one thing about the Advanced Bioeconomy, what would you change? 

Establishment of a financial ecosystem backing bio-energy

Of all the reasons that influenced you to join the Advanced Bioeconomy industry, what single reason stands out for you as still being compelling and important to you?  

Benefits it has for my country.

Where are you from? 

Delhi, India

What was your undergraduate major in college, and where did you attend? Why did you choose that school and that pathway?

Industrial Production from MIT, Manipal

Who do you consider your mentors – could be personal, business, or just people you have read about and admire. What have you learned from them?

Mr. Koluru Krishan, Chairman of CVC India Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. – on how to help the Government achieve its Goals.

What’s the biggest lesson you ever learned during a period of adversity?  

Keep up the good work especially self-improvement.

What hobbies do you pursue, away from your work in the industry?

Business Reading

What are 3 books you’d want to have with you, if you were stranded on a desert island

Winning – Jack Welch

Goals – Brian Tracy

The Prophet – Khalil Gibran

What books or articles are on your reading list right now, or you just completed and really enjoyed?  

What colour is your parachute?

What’s your favorite city or place to visit, for a holiday?  

Jim Corbett tiger reserve

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