Achiever's Success Story
“When the bet is on you ensure to go all in”
Mr. Anil Thomas follows the above quote or the mantra in everything he does. Adding further, Mr. Thomas says, “Almost every day is a challenge to achieve your goals whether its professional or personal, I ensure to give my 100% to achieve a positive end goal. I love to believe that my achievements are the grace given by the Almighty”.
With more than two decades of experience in the field of Facilities Management, Administration and Projects, he has managed and built offices at various locations in India and Philippines. He has also managed Business Continuity planning for 9 offices in APAC.
Initially, Mr. Anil started his career as a Customer Support Engineer and here he is, going all the way up to become a Vice President of Corporate Services. He says that the professional growth achieved is purely due to taking up new challenges, handling risks and achieving the goal, thus walking through a path not taken by others which gives a sense of achievement and feat.
Talking on his experience, Mr. Anil says “Administration and Facility Management have come a long way from being a department that had to ensure discipline to a role which provides solution and making the work place a more productive and employee friendly place. Thus, this role requires a lot of patience and quick decision-making skills to understand people empathise and give a solution that is a win – win situation for the organisation and the employee”.
Mr. Anil Thomas has two major achievements which he feels are most required in today’s times and will continue to be pivotal in the future as well. The first being Business Continuity Planning which had played a key role for ensuring the business continuity plans are always tested for all functions and the second being Sustainability and Green Initiatives that tend to be a keen leader in ensuring sustainability initiatives far earlier than the current wave of social responsibility. This included in using the most energy efficient lights and air-conditioning systems based on sensors and using recycle products wherever possible.
According to Mr. Anil, Success is simply the feeling of satisfaction and happiness one gets from leading a particular way of life or carrying out a particular activity.