Deepak Chhabra, managing director at Tupperware India
Deepak Chhabra, managing director at Tupperware India

After-hours with the boss: Deepak Chhabra

  • One cannot wait for things to happen, rather than making them happen
  • Accept your failures as much as you celebrate your success. It will make you happier and fearless

Deepak Chhabra is managing director at Tupperware India. In his more than two decades of experience, he has held leadership roles in companies such as Crocs, Reliance Retail, Skechers, and Asics, among others. Chhabra, who has a postgraduate degree in footwear technology and in marketing from Footwear Design and Development Institute in Delhi, started his career in 1996 with Phoenix International as regional manager. He joined Tupperware after Crocs India, where he was CEO and managing director for three years. He has been instrumental in ramping up business at Crocs as well as building operational infrastructure of Reliance Retail.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Continuously taking risks in life, regardless of the outcome or cost of such risks.

What is your current state of mind?

Agile. With enormous opportunities around, my mind is working towards seizing them and seizing them now.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Patience. One cannot wait for things to happen, rather than making them happen.

What is that talent you would most like to have?

Managing self- expectations better. I tend to expect too much from myself and would like to keep that realistic.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

Myself. Would like to do all those things which I missed out and doing more of things which made me happy.

What is your greatest regret?

No regrets. There is no point looking back at things that cannot be undone, changed or influenced now.

What is your motto?

Accept your failures as much as you celebrate your success. It will make you happier and fearless.

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