Quest for business growth keeps me going: Pawan Sharma

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From a modest beginning more than 20 years back, Victor Component Systems Pvt Ltd is today one of the leading manufacturers of electronic components in India. The force behind the company, Pawan Sharma, has worked hard to bring the company to this level. While Victor Component Systems has expanded fast since its inception, Pawan Sharma believes that there is still a long way to go and has plans to grow dynamically each year. His company has recently expanded its facility in Noida and begun manufacturing LED drivers.

Pawan Sharma aims to surpass his competitors from China in manufacturing and to turn his firm into a Rs 10 billion company in the coming years.

In a conversation with Nitasha Chawla of Electronics Bazaar, Pawan Sharma, vice president, ELCINA and director, Victor Component Systems, shares the experiences, wisdom and the values that have made him the person he is today.

A modest upbringing

I was born in Punjab in 1966 into a middle class family, but was brought up in Delhi. We were a family of six—my father, who had a government job in the Small Industries Service Institute (SISI) as a section officer; my mother, a homemaker; myself, my sister and my two younger brothers.

Being the eldest son, even from a very young age, it was always on my mind to stand on my own feet and take on the responsibility of my family.

I did my schooling from a government school in Delhi and studied commerce in college. I did not have much interest in studies, and was a mediocre student in school and college. However, destiny had other plans for me. I left college before completing my graduation to take up a job at Fixwell Electrical and Electronics in the purchase department for a salary o