Mani Nair’s journey from being associated with EUROSTAR to becoming the CEO of STARMAXX Group, UK is very inspirational. In this interview, the CEO shares his insight on tackling industry challenges, his career journey, plans for the company, and lessons embraced in the same.
As a firm, STARMAXX has held a strong position in the field of shaving blades and razors with its top-notch products. Mani’s take on overcoming challenges, core principles followed by him, and the future trajectory of his business, offer valuable lessons for aspiring and young professionals in the industry.
We started the interview by asking, “Could you share a brief overview of your career journey, including key milestones and transitions?”
Mani shared, “I have spent over three decades of Sales and Marketing career spanning across numerous fields, ranging from businesses, challenging projects, building products to offering services. I consider myself fortunate to be able to spend close to 27 years with EUROSTAR Group, Dubai, where I collaborated on many new ventures and the brand EUROSTAR was successfully imprinted in the consumer minds across GCC and Africa.”
We were curious to learn about how Mani Nair’s educational background influenced his present position. We asked, “How has your education influenced your career choices and growth in this industry?”
“Well, I started as a Commerce Graduate in Academics, but soon realized specialization and intensified knowledge is crucial, hence completed PGDBA in Marketing From Symbiosis and further, did Management Development Program from IIM Ahmedabad. These academics equipped me with the right skills and helped me groom as a thoroughbred professional,” replied Mani Nair.
Overcoming The Obstacles
Every business faces certain inevitable challenges in their fields. So we asked, “How do you tackle challenges in your field amidst changing market dynamics and technological advancements?”
Mani replied, “Continuous innovation and reaching out to the markets with stable quality products are the duo that have been in my core priorities while dealing with challenges.”
Staying Updated With Industry Trends
We further asked, “How do you ensure your company remains adaptable to emerging trends and technologies?”
With that, Mani Nair replied, “When you are open to change and want to flourish, the only best way is to be persistent in your thoughts and actions to be in the race.”
The Future Plans
We wanted to learn about the plans Mani Nair has for his brand. So we asked, “What are your plans or goals for your career and company?”
He shared, “In the Next 3 years, we aim to make STARMAXX a World Brand, in our space of Shaving Blades and Razors.”
Lessons Embraced In The Journey
We were intrigued to learn about the lessons embraced by him during his career. So we asked, “What valuable lessons have you learned throughout your career?”
Mani Nair shared, “Hard work and no compromises.”
“How do you differentiate your services from competitors in the current market?”
He shared, “We strive to offer the best, and having the backing of a reliable source of product gives you an added advantage to innovate and offer products that are of international acclaim.”
Adapting To The Latest Trends
To learn more about how his company is adapting to the latest trends and market shifts, we asked, “How has your company effectively navigated and capitalized on emerging global market trends or shifts in consumer behavior?”
“Consumer minds and behavior change so rapidly, and it is not that easy to adapt but then if you visualize the market trends and rely on analytics it’s much easier to sustain,” replied Mani Nair.
Advice To Beginners, we asked Mani Nair
Our last question was, “What are the most important qualities or skills you believe beginners should cultivate to thrive in this industry?”
“Learn, be passionate, consistent, and always be willing to listen as it can lead to new opportunities.” Mani Nair concluded.
Visit STARMAXX Group UK on http://www.starmaxxgroup.com.