In 1965, mentored by his father, the late Nand Kishore Ruia, Shashi Ruia began his career in the family’s small construction business in India. Several years later when his father passed away, Shashi and his brother Ravi, laid the foundation of the Essar Group. The Essar Group started its operations with the construction of an outer breakwater in Chennai port. Immediately after that, the Essar Group capitalized on many emerging business opportunities and became India’s first private company to buy a tanker in 1976. With their continuous investing in diversified markets, the Essar Group has become one of India’s leading companies. Their latest venture was establishing India’s first mobil phone service in Delhi. Shashi is widely recognized for promoting India’s industrial growth and the expansion of the nation’s infrastructure sector. Even though Shashi is highly looked upon, he attributes all of his success to his father who was a great mentor. Today, Shashi is proud to offer his guidance by being a mentor and guide to several of India’s young entrepreneurs.
As you can see, mentoring is taking place all over the world. Isn’t it time you start to be a mentor?