Adapt and change is the mantra, says Dubai-based Indian businessman Yogesh Mehta. He shares his takeaways from the pandemic.
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25 September 2020, 12:00 AM
10 October 2020, 12:00 AM
Yogesh Mehta, founder and CEO of Petrochem Middle East, a chemical distribution major, is no stranger to upsets and setbacks. Mehta is known for his adaptable and visionary moves that have made the company a multibillion-dollar enterprise today.
After an initial setback in this pandemic, Mehta quickly reworked the math on demand-supply, included the chemicals that were the need of the hour and voila, his business was booming like never before.
“This has been the worst outbreak of our times. We have seen Sars, Mers, Ebola, Swine flu, HIV, but not one single contagion had the power to bring the entire world to its knees as COVID-19 as done. While it has been devastating, for me as a businessman COVID 19 has been a boon, as my chemical business flourished,” said Mehta, who believes he might have caught a mild COVID-19 infection at the beginning of the year with his frequent travel, but recovered completely.
Mr. Mehta said, “There are new rules of the game and one has to respect those in order to be able to move forward.”
“The pandemic has definitely slackened our pace worldwide. The days of reckless living and high spending are gone for good and we have instead been compelled to cultivate hobbies, nurture relationships, appreciate the natural beauty around us and be grateful for the blessings in our lives, ” he added.