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Lessons on Leadership: Journey from Humble Beginnings to CEO of Polaris India

January 14, 2020 Pankaj Dubey Season 1 Episode 4
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Lessons on Leadership: Journey from Humble Beginnings to CEO of Polaris India
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Lessons on Leadership: Journey from Humble Beginnings to CEO of Polaris India
Jan 14, 2020 Season 1 Episode 4
Pankaj Dubey

In our leadership series podcasts, we bring insights from leaders around the world. Our guest in this podcast was Mr. Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director & Country Head at Polaris India Pvt. Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. Under his leadership, Polaris India successfully launched the Indian Motorcycle and Polaris Off-road vehicles in the local market. Mr. Dubey also serves as the CEO & whole-time Director at Eicher Polaris Pvt. Ltd. He has deep insights on the Indian marketplace and requirements for foreign multinationals to be successful in India. Before joining Polaris, Mr. Dubey helped Yamaha Motors expand in India through the launch of several successful brands. In 2016, he was honored with the “Top 50 Indian Icon” award, in recognition of his contributions to society and shaping its future.​

​Mr. Dubey’s journey from humble beginnings to an enviable leadership position present lessons in optimism and tenacity.  In our conversation, he shared the guiding principles that have served him well and brought remarkable success.  Many of these were music to our ears and seemed plucked from an evidence-based handbook on leadership.  He shared stories of setting challenging goals, giving himself deadlines to achieve far-reaching goals, failing and coming back stronger using the learnings, and many more. He also provides guidance on succeeding in the Indian marketplace, the role of women in the workplace, and ends with some elevating advice for the youth of the world.

Show Notes

In our leadership series podcasts, we bring insights from leaders around the world. Our guest in this podcast was Mr. Pankaj Dubey, Managing Director & Country Head at Polaris India Pvt. Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Polaris Industries Inc. Under his leadership, Polaris India successfully launched the Indian Motorcycle and Polaris Off-road vehicles in the local market. Mr. Dubey also serves as the CEO & whole-time Director at Eicher Polaris Pvt. Ltd. He has deep insights on the Indian marketplace and requirements for foreign multinationals to be successful in India. Before joining Polaris, Mr. Dubey helped Yamaha Motors expand in India through the launch of several successful brands. In 2016, he was honored with the “Top 50 Indian Icon” award, in recognition of his contributions to society and shaping its future.​

​Mr. Dubey’s journey from humble beginnings to an enviable leadership position present lessons in optimism and tenacity.  In our conversation, he shared the guiding principles that have served him well and brought remarkable success.  Many of these were music to our ears and seemed plucked from an evidence-based handbook on leadership.  He shared stories of setting challenging goals, giving himself deadlines to achieve far-reaching goals, failing and coming back stronger using the learnings, and many more. He also provides guidance on succeeding in the Indian marketplace, the role of women in the workplace, and ends with some elevating advice for the youth of the world.