Quotable quotes of CEOs

Last Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2008 06:19 hrs


Vijay Mallya, Chairman, Kingfisher Airlines
"Consolidations are still the preferred option in the current uncertain aviation climate. Consolidation is a classical play in any difficult market environment. It has been practised all over the world in many industries and many sectors. I still make the point that for any small player it is far more vulnerable to be a small independent player in today's context."

S Ramadorai, CEO, Tata Consultancy Services
"The government has to switch from a mindset of procurement where technology is seen as an input to one where it is focused on outcomes and services. The government needs to adopt the methods typically used in enterprise wide IT implementations in the corporate sector. In other words, think big, start small and scale fast."

Azim Premji, Chairman, Wipro
"Even with significant economic uncertainty, we have strong growth in differentiated service lines like testing and outsourcing. Our financial services and retail businesses income shows resilience."

Rahul Bajaj, Chairman, Baja Auto
"The government won the trust vote. We are in favour of the nuclear deal and to that extent we are happy. India will get access to nuclear power. It's food for the industry and the country."

Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Tech Mahindra
"Traditionally, the Indian IT industry has grown through time and material based contracts with duration of less than a year. Signing long-term deals ensures revenue commitment which in terms gives the company levers for productivity improvement measures and to plan form a longer-term horizon."

Phaneesh Murthy, CEO, iGATE Inc
"Some IT companies may end up meeting their guidance numbers and some will not because of what happens with their customer sets rather than the broader market. Volume growth is more likely to get affected than pricing. We are not seeing as much of pricing getting affected in the market."

Captain Gopinath, CMD, Deccan Aviation
"I don't believe in management theories and have always chosen to follow on my instinct and do my own research. It took me four years just to get a single helicopter on lease. I had to deal with the red carpet and the red tapism, bouquets and brickbats all simultaneously."

Venugopal Dhoot, Chairman, Videocon Group
"India needs power and it will get cheap power if the nuclear deal goes through. However the most important issue the country is facing is inflation. With the UPA government winning the trust vote, I feel, it will provide stability to the government and reduce inflation to single digit. Besides, India will have good brand equity in the US and will get investments from the US in big way."

K Anji Reddy, Chairman, Dr. Reddy's Labs
"The promoters, the board of directors and the management team are fully committed to the vision of making Dr Reddy's a global company providing access to affordable and innovative medicines and not for sale of the firm."

U D Choubey, CMD, GAIL
"The country's oil imports would increase substantially by 2020, as domestic energy supply may not satisfy increased demand. The country needs to focus on unconventional sources of energy and nuclear generation, as they are the only solutions and would help in reducing imports."

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