Mr. Raj Gandhi
Achiever's Success Story
“Military to Corporate”
Mr. Raj Gandhi is an accomplished Facilities Management professional serving as Executive Vice President – Facilities Management in the legendary Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate past 13 years. He is also a Distinguished Veteran Naval Engineer who had rendered 19 years of meritorious and selfless service to our Nation in the Indian Armed Forces.
Mr.Raj hails from a humble middle class family in Kota, Rajasthan and alumnus of Kendriya Vidyalaya. During his teens, he had a strong passion and vision to become a Star on the Silver screen and indeed got selected to Film Institute, Pune at a tender age of 17 years to make a grand beginning.
However, as the saying goes by “While Man plans his future in accordance with his present, The God plans Man’s present in accordance with his Future”, God had destined Mr. Raj Gandhi to serve the Motherland as a frontline Soldier of our Nation in our esteemed Three-Dimensional Force “The Indian Navy”, to Groom him as a Leader and influencer. A humble Journey of his maiden career in Indian Armed Forces which began in 1978 has laid the foundation to a “Leader in the making” whose selfless services has not only brought laurels to the Forces but also transformed him as a distinguished leader who led the crew from front and also transformed many young soldiers into mighty leaders of today with his expertise. In recognition of his professional excellence, Indian Navy, MoD has deputed him to then USSR for 18 Month period for training on Advanced engineering systems & acquisition of technology for Naval vessels post which he was appointed in Naval Engineering College, Lonavala, Maharashtra as faculty to train the future generation of soldiers.
After 19 years of illustrious service to the nation, Mr. Raj Gandhi bid adieu to his military career in 1997 with sense of pride and Head held high to mark another glorious chapter in the Corporate leadership role, “a vision which he has garnered to establish himself in the league of leaders shaping the mighty Corporate world of our country.
Career transition from “Military to Corporate” has never been a cakewalk for any military veteran view large gap in understanding of this exceptional talent pool by corporate recruiters. So even Raj Gandhi was no exception, who went through many ups and downs in his endeavours to climb up the corporate ladder. The journey begun as a Chief Engineer of a 5-Star Hotel wherein he had a remarkable tenure with magnificent display of Professionalism, Leadership & innovation befitting his role.
Having groomed by the Indian Armed Forces, leadership, Discipline, Integrity, Honesty, ethics, Servitude to society, People management, tiding over the challenges with tact & finesse and passion towards work has always been innate, his Mantra and Soul’s inner craving for Raj Gandhi. In his quest for such a profession which quenches his Soul’s inner craving, he had embraced Facilities Management which demands the aforesaid attributes and then on, he never looked back.
In his glorious journey of Facilities management, he had held prestigious appointments in the reputed firms like Knight Frank (India), Future Group-Pantaloon Retail (India) and now serving the legendary “Shapoorji Pallonji and Company” past 13 years in the capacity of Executive Vice President (Facilities Management). Ever since, he has left an indelible & lasting impression of his leadership with high order of Honesty, Integrity and Professionalism.
He has headed the famous “Sterling Towers” and “Imperial Towers” at Mumbai, SP Infocity (Chennai) and now heading Facilities operations of 13 Million Sq.ft of retail properties at SP Infocity (Pune), SP Infocity (Nagpur), SP Infocity (Mohali), SP Infocity (Manesar) and 8 Million Sq.Ft of Residential spaces at Bengaluru, Pune and Mumbai.
His salient contributions to Facilities industry are Transition Management of Condominiums, Customer centric model of Facilities Governance, Deployment of technological Platforms for Property & Asset management, Electronic Waste (E-waste) Management system in Residential properties to name a few.
He has been recipient of coveted commendation by Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief for rendering meritorious services in classified missions onboard Naval Warship and the famed “High Rise Award” for his outstanding contribution at “The Imperial”. And now honoured with prestigious “The Indian Achievers Award” & “Man of Excellence Award”.
His success Mantra is “Service before Self”, Charismatic Leadership, Servitude, Transparency, strong ethics and “Never give up” attitude.