Gokaran Singh PawarAssociate Director
A strong believer in Gandhian principles, Gokaran’s favourite quote is “You must be the change you want to see in the world”. Although born and brought up in Bangalore, he loves to work in non metro towns and specialises in rural markets.
Post his graduation from Government Science College, Bangalore, Gokaran has worked for 20 years in companies like Hindustan Lever Ltd( Present HUL), Bharti Airtel and Samsung handling various assignments in leadership roles. Having worked in just 3 companies in 20 years he says that “rolling stones catch no moss”
Gokaran believes in “strong basics”, which he believes are the key to many problems in business. With his “can do” attitude, he is always on the lookout for innovation and problem solving techniques. A strong field person, he spent most of his time with his team on the ground and not board rooms. He believes that the best feedback flows from seeing rather than hearing.
He is among the lucky ones to transition successfully from the days of manual DSRs that had to be posted daily to the days of sales automation and smart phones. A sticker of process, Gokaran has set up many modules like sales planning, coordination with sales, supply and logistics, market working, distributor management, training, product launch. Basically, all the ingredients for the smooth functioning of the team.
Gokaran is an avid reader and gardener. He loves to travel to villages and interact with the locals. A passionate environmentalist, he is strongly opposed to plastic use and does a lot of research on water management- mostly on open wells.
He lives in Bangalore with his father, wife and two sons.