One to One

Keith Vaz Wednesday 19th July 2023 10:19 EDT

Partish Dubey was born and raised in India. He had his entire School and College education in the Institutions of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. He has also studied in the UK and topped his educational career with an MBA degree from the Chicago Booth School of Business (USA).

He has worked in various blue-chip Organisations like Godrej & Boyce and GE Capital in India and in Citigroup, Barclays Capital and Wells Fargo in the city of London. He is currently pursuing his dream of becoming an Entrepreneur. Deeply influenced by the teachings of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, he retains a passion for following global Geo Politics, Economy and the games of Cricket and Tennis. He loves reading, writing and spending time with his family, especially his children Aditya and Shreeya.  

1) Which place, or city or country do you most feel at home in? 
 I love the city of London for three reasons. First, London is a truly Global city. People from all over the world live here. I studied in Prasanthi Nilayam. During my formative years, I saw people from all over the world visit Prasanthi Nilayam. And I find that people from all over the world live in London. One can perceive "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" (the world is onbe family) in this city. Second, London is also the Political, Financial and IT Capital of the United Kingdom. There is an outstanding capital of Talent in the city. Third, London is a dream destination for a Sports fan. We have Cricket at Lords and The Oval, Tennis at Wimbledon and Football at Wembley, Arsenal, Chelsea, West Ham to name a few. And I have not even mentioned about the cultural aspects of the city. One can never get bored in a city like London.

 2) What are your proudest achievements? 
 I think the best is yet to come. I am happy with my achievements so far but feel there is a lot more to do. I will be proud when I am able to give back something to society. I wish to be able to serve both my Janmabhoomi (India) and my Karmabhoomi (United Kingdom).

 3) What inspires you?                                                          

I am inspired by the life and teachings of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. I have been inspired by my parents. I am very fortunate to have such wonderful parents. I am inspired by the desire to serve and give back to society. We need to do our bit to make this world a better place to live in. 

4) What has been biggest obstacle in your career?                                    

Politics played within Organisations and a lack of appreciation of diversity within Organisations. I find it particularly annoying when people expect you to be like them. We all have different life experiences, and these will shape who we are and how we think and behave.       


5) Who has been the biggest influence on your career to date?            

My parents have had the biggest influence on my career. They allowed me to choose my career and have always encouraged me to strive to be best in what I do. They have always backed me and asked me to be a life long learner. I am grateful for the opportunities I have had. I always look to learn from every situation.


6) What is the best aspect about your current role?                                

The ability to design the Organisation in the way I want to. Take the example of a ship. Most people when asked will say the Captain of a ship is the most important person for the ship. However, I believe the designer of the ship is the most important person since the Captain can only work within the limitations of the designer. Therefore, those with the ability to design an Organisation have a greater responsibility placed on their shoulders.

7) And the worst?                                                                   

When you have to ask people to leave an Organisation. That is never easy since so many lives may be dependent on that person's earnings.     


8) What are your long-term goals?   

I have three long term goals. First, to scale up my target acquisition both in terms of revenue and profits. Second, to do as much good as I can. Especially to give something back to society. Third will be to instil a sense of "Love for God, Fear of Sin and Morality ion Society " in my children and hopefully in my employees too.                                          

9) If you were Prime Minister, what one aspect would you change?  

The quality of service provided by the NHS. I have been in the UK for almost 21 years now and I have seen the deterioration in the service provided by the NHS over the years. The NHS is a brilliant concept and must be treasured. However, it is currently crying for help and the Prime Minister should do all he can to help restore the health of the NHS.                  

10)  If you were marooned on a desert island, which historical figure would you like to spend your time with and why?

 I would like to spend time with India's first Nobel Laureate, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. I would like to have a glimpse into his brilliant mind. He was a poet, philosopher, composer, social reformer to name a few. I am sure speaking with him would be both an enriching and elevating experience.

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