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You need Punjabi DNA to be successful, says Bob Dhillon

The Indian School of Business (ISB) in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada, Chandigarh hosted an interactive session with Bob Dhillon - Founder, President & CEO- Mainstreet Equity Corp. (Canada) at the Mohali campus.

The event witnessed participation from some of the eminent personalities from the Tricity region including Rajani Alexander, Consul General, Canada, Chandigarh, industrialists, students from the Panjab University and other colleges, officials from the Government of Punjab, entrepreneurs and the ISB students, staff and faculty.

Introducing Bob Dhillon to the audience, Rajani Alexander, Consul General, Canada, Chandigarh said, “We are happy to associate with the ISB to showcase inspiring and successful stories of such entrepreneurs like Bob Dhillon. This is the fourth and the last such event in the series of events being undertaken to commemorate the 100 years of the Komagata Maru incident and celebrate Canadians of Indian origin.”

Sharing his thoughts on Bob’s visit to campus, Kumara Guru, Director External Relations, ISB said, “We are happy to host Bob Dhillon on our campus today. Bob has been one of the successful self made entrepreneurs who has created a name globally. I am sure our students have learnt a lot from the experiences of his successful entrepreneurial journey. ISB focuses on encouraging the spirit of entrepreneurship in its students and this has been an enriching experience to learn from.”

Interacting with the audience, Bob Dhillon, Mainstreet's founder, said, “To be successful one needs to have a Punjabi DNA. One should be an action taker, if not then one cannot move forward in life.” Sharing his story of being a globetrotter and how he turned around the real estate scenario in Alberta, Canada, Bob said, “Alberta has second largest deposit of oil after Saudi Arabia and that gives a boost to the industry and has provides lots of opportunities for growth. I would say that I was there at the right time and grabbed the opportunity and made the most of it.”