Manoj is the Head of BVMW - The German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses. He is also the Director of Kontakt India, which provides a variety of India-Entry and Scale-up support services to German Mittelstand companies allowing them to focus on their core activities. During his career, he has worked in different industries including pharmaceutical, offshore and engineering across multicultural teams in Europe, Middle East, India, Asia-Pacific and the USA. Manoj holds a Bachelor degree in Economics, Finance and Commerce from the M.L. Dahanukar College as well as prestigious accounting certifications from all around the world.
German Small & Medium sized enterprises – popularly known globally as – “The Mittelstand” continue to be the backbone of the German society by generating 60% of the country’s employment and training 80% of its young apprentices.
Tulips were brought to the Netherlands from Central Asia in the 16th century. The Netherlands is not only a flowers-loving country but it also boasts the first public limited company (VOC – Dutch East India Company) and world’s first stock exchange – Amsterdam Stock Exchange dating back to 1602.
Economic reforms and fiscal discipline are amongst the most difficult things to manage even for economically developed nations with matured media and fully literate population. The negatives from reforms are visible immediately in lost popularity and public outcry, and the positives take a very long time to fructify – by that time, often, the next Government is running the show – in a democratic country, of course. Now just imagine how difficult implementation of reforms could be for a vibrant democracy and fast developing economy like India with its huge poor and illiterate population.