“Sila Has Helped Me Grow As An Individual” – Raghav Kapur, Region Head – South India, Sila.

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At SILA, employee experience is more important than ever. As our Founder and Managing Director, Sahil Vora says, ” I get more excited when someone gives me a reference for a great candidate over a business lead.”, emphasizing more on the team growth and performance has always been a priority. Meet Raghav Kapur, 26, who joined as an intern and now heads the South Indian region at SILA, talking about how SILA has trusted in him and helped him grow as an individual, in his employee journey.

In his words,

 

Q. WHAT IS YOUR ROLE IN SILA ?

A. Currently heading the South India Region for SILA in all verticals, i.e Facility Management, Mr.Homecare, SILA Projects, Envocare, and recently in real estate advisory.

 

Q. TELL US ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND. HOW DOES IT HELP YOU IN THE WORK YOU DO?

A. I studied Mechanical Engineering from the UK and had been a Science Student prior to that. Although, Engineering didn’t help me in the Facility Management Space, it definitely made me think analytically and get me used to long working hours. Recently, I have been able to accelerate the contracting side of business as I had prior knowledge of Engineering Drawing.

 

Q. HOW HAS YOUR CAREER PATH BEEN?

A. I’ve always wanted to be an Entrepreneur myself. Post Graduation, I was very keen to enter into the Renewable Energy space. I had also spent time in Africa exploring the Hydro Power Potential in Uganda with the aim of setting my own plant. However, the risk seemed a little too high at such a young age. So I shifted my focus to the Hydro Power in Himachal Pradesh.

I had joined Mr. Homecare a few years ago as an Intern, when they were extending their services in Bangalore. Under the mentorship of Rushabh, the learning curve for me has been so exceptional that it actually prompted me to postpone the Hydro Power Project. The Company has been growing at an exponential rate and I am glad to be a part of it.

Today, I am a Proud Regional Head.

 

Q. HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN YOUR WORK LIFE BALANCE? WHICH HAVE BEEN SOME OF THE MOST CHALLENGING MOMENTS IN SILA?

A. Honestly, there have been a lot of challenging times at SILA. I think the few that stand out are the time I had got a call from Rushabh asking me to take over as the City Head – Bangalore. I was just 24 at that time, and I wasn’t sure if I was capable enough to take on the entire responsibility, especially since the team itself was completely fresh. I even remember telling Rushabh that I don’t know if I will be able to manage it, but call it luck, Rushabh saw something in me that even I didn’t and convinced me, thankfully the entire SILA Ecosystem supporting me. Other challenging moments were trying to keep up with the growth, honestly. Just when you manage to grasp one vertical, you are already introduced into the next because of the opportunities presented to us. I faced the same when I was introduced to the Projects’ Vertical, having said that I think it’s a great way to Learn, and very few companies in today’s world offer such opportunities.

I have always been into gym and sports, so no matter how tight my Work Schedule maybe, I try to squeeze in some gym time along with a bit of football during the week. I try to keep my phone away during that time.

 

Q. HOW HAS YOUR JOURNEY BEEN IN SILA?

A. Honestly, I think it’s been one of the most important phases of my life. Initially, SILA was a distraction because I had no plans of working for any company while I was attracted towards the Hydro Power Plant in Himachal. It was during my wait period ( because of the Indian Bureaucratic System), and it was then when I was introduced to Rushabh through a common friend and luckily for me SILA was in the process of setting up Mr. Homecare in Bangalore and were looking for someone to help out locally. I have even slowed down on pursuing the power plant because of the way SILA has helped me to grow as person. Today, I have invested into the company as well, as I think no matter what happens in the future, I would always consider myself to be a part of SILA and hopefully help take it to greater heights in the future.

– Thanks, Raghav.