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Corporate Leaders Who Have Anand Mahindra, Jeff Bezos & Kishore Biyani On Speed Dial

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Speed Dial To Success
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Speed Dial To Success

We asked a few corporate leaders — if there was one person you could call for work or personal advice, who would that be? And this is what they had to say.

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Tara Singh Vachani, Chairman, Antara Senior Living
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Tara Singh Vachani, Chairman, Antara Senior Living

“I think it would be Ireena Vittal (inset) [for professional advice]. She has mentored me and I’ve had the good fortune of getting to know her. I don’t speak to her often but when I do, they are valuable exchanges. For personal advice, it would be my family.”

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Amit Jain, MD, Blackstone
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Amit Jain, MD, Blackstone

“I would like Uday Kotak (inset) on my speed dial [for professional advice]. He's smart and blunt. For personal matters, I’d call my mother-inlaw (laughs). If most of my issues are with my partner, then to make sure I have the politically correct answer, I better call my mother-in-law.”

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Gaurav Gupta, Co-founder, Zomato
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Gaurav Gupta, Co-founder, Zomato

“I would like to have Jeff Bezos (inset) on my speed dial. He’s done fabulous work over the past few years and he makes it look so simple. It’s crazy. And for personal advice, it would be my wife.”

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Harsh Jain, CEO, Dream11
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Harsh Jain, CEO, Dream11

“I would like Cristiano Ronaldo (inset) on my speed dial. He's talented, has perseverance, has been through the craziest ups and downs and is still the world’s best player. Also, I'm a Man U fan. For personal matters, my wife is my go-to. Plus, she’s already on my speed dial.”

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Parth Jindal, Director, JSW Cement
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Parth Jindal, Director, JSW Cement

“Anand Mahindra (inset). I respect the way he’s grown the Mahindra empire after he took over from his father. For what I want to do with JSW, he would be a great person to speak to and [I would like to] pick his brains on how he managed to transform the group. For personal advice, I would call my cousin in London. He knows me the best and knows my history too.”

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Ashni Biyani, MD, Future Consumer
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Ashni Biyani, MD, Future Consumer

“I am lucky to have multiple people on speed dial. Obviously, the list begins with my father [Kishore Biyani - inset] and husband [Viraj Didwania]. Apart from the two of them, there is Ireena Vittal who I speak to for professional advice.”

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