Tejpreet Singh Chopra, President and CEO, Bharat Light & Power spoke at the Eclectic Ananta Speaker Series at NEDFI in Guwahati on Thursday.
The event was moderated by Karma S Paljor, Senior Consulting Editor, CNN-News 18 and Founder of Atvi Infotainment to discuss on the topic, ‘Creating an ecosystem for sustainable entrepreneurship—learning from the success story of T P Chopra’.
Chopra stresses on the fact that the team matters the most and with the right set of people it is easier to pull off a start up. He says, ‘Take the job that nobody wants and strengthen it.’
‘The right attitude is important, degrees don’t matter much,’ Chopra adds. He said that one needs to learn everyday. Chopra was named one of ‘India’s Hottest Young Executives’ by Business Today Magazine in 2008 has an experience in global management and finance.
He is involved in various industry associations and is a participant of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the Cornell University Council. He was nominated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2010.
Chopra has also spoken at a number of international conferences, including Asia Society’s CEO Forum Series in New York and LA, the Economist’s India Business Summit in London, the Wharton India Economic Forum, the Harvard Business School India Conference, and the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos 2011 and 2014. He graduated from The Lawrence School, Sanawar and holds a MBA degree from Cornell University and a B.A. Honors degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. He also attended an executive program at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is a Fellow of Second Wave of Ananta Aspen Centre’s Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship and a member of Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Paljor started his career with the Times of India in Mumbai, and he moved to CNBC TV18 in 2001 and to CNN IBN in 2005 as a founding employee. Presently the Senior Consulting Editor, CNN- News 18, Karma had won the Chevening Scholarship for Broadcast Journalism in 2004. He was awarded reporter of the year in 2010 by Indiantelevision.com at the News Television Awards. In 2011 and 2014, he won the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism. He is also a part of Young Leaders Connect, a group led by footballer Bhaichung Bhutia that aims at developing greater awareness and understanding of the Northeast in India. He is a Fellow of the Sixth Class of Ananta Aspen’s Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship and a member of Aspen Global Leadership Network.
The event was organized by Eclectic Group, publisher of the most popular monthly English magazine of the region—Eclectic NorthEast. Ananta Aspen Centre is the knowledge partner of the series. Ananta Aspen Centre is an independent and not-for-profit organization that focuses on leadership development and open dialogue on important issues facing Indian society, to help foster its transformation. The Centre engages civil society, business, governments and other stakeholders on issues of importance to India’s development and national security.