Pradeep Singh’s movement from the Indian Administrative Service to an NGO & thereafter to a corporate, demands more than just professional skills. A willingness to take up challenges & immense self-confidence are prerequisites. All changes have been quite synergistic & he must have drawn from his experience for the new assignment at hand.
At CARE, an experience in handling large projects & the advantage of networking would have benefited him. However , he got an ideal opportunity in the form of the offer from IL&FS, to synergise public & private efforts in developing infrastructure in India.
India is on a high growth path & more & more companies are trying to attract people with relevent skills despite them not being from the industry concerned, This is true for all emerging & fast growing sectors like retail, infrastructure, hospitality airlines etc.