Yogesh Mehta (59), CEO Petrochem Middle East has a lot to smile about. Petrochem is the largest chemical distributor in the Middle East and Africa and 11th in the world. With offices worldwide and state-of-the-art chemical storage terminals in the UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
The company grew from strength to strength, and it’s now a billion-dollar company that exports more than 1,000,000 metric tonnes (MT) of products worldwide, with revenues in excess of US$ 1.4 billion in 2018.
No mean achievement for a person who came to Dubai in 1990 on “A hope and a prayer” as Mehta likes to share with all those who ask him about this journey and the success he enjoys. “Hard work always pays but that is never enough, one needs total dedication and an evolving strategy to stay ahead in the ever changing landscape. “
Mehta a Harvard Business School alumni says that there is a huge oversupply of everything in the world now coupled with hostile competition and volatility in the international market. One needs nerves of steel and must draw from past experience as well as keep patience to stay relevant and keep one’s head above water!
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