With a career spanning more than two decades, Manish Sharma has worked with several electronics companies, including LG Hotline, Samsung India and Haier India, holding positions in many departments, from operations to business development. In his current role, Sharma, 48, an engineering graduate, is overseeing the development of Panasonic in India and South Asia. He also serves as the executive officer of Panasonic Corp. and is the co-chair of FICCI Electronics & White Goods Manufacturing Committee.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Antiques never fail to get my attention. They are a reflection of heritage and values that have been passed down for generations, building priceless memories.

What is your current state of mind?

On a personal level, rediscovering and reinventing myself to stay relevant. I have been thinking about how can I future-proof my firm and my team and give talented individuals the opportunities I got, which got me where I am today.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Any virtue practised in isolation, without a reality check, is overrated.

Which talent would you most like to have?

I try to practice “proactive collaboration" in my professional and personal life. This not only helps you learn different perspectives but also teaches a lot about teamwork. For me, three attributes that people should possess that are critical for the success of an organization are ambition, humility and resilience.

What is your greatest regret?

I believe in turning adversities into opportunities.

What is your motto?

One life, one world; make it better with the choices you make.

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