AM Naik, Executive Chairman of Larsen & Toubro, an engineering and construction giant, has steered the company through some of its most turbulent times. Under him, L&T has recorded probably the most robust performance and the scrip has had the fastest rise in its history. How did this kid from a village in Gujarat who did not know English, rise through the ranks to emerge as the leader of this professionally-managed company? Here is his story as told to Sucheta Dalal and Debashis" /> AM Naik, Executive Chairman of Larsen & Toubro, an engineering and construction giant, has steered the company through some of its most turbulent times. Under him, L&T has recorded probably the most robust performance and the scrip has had the fastest rise in its history. How did this kid from a village in Gujarat who did not know English, rise through the ranks to emerge as the leader of this professionally-managed company? Here is his story as told to Sucheta Dalal and Debashis" /> AM Naik, Executive Chairman of Larsen & Toubro, an engineering and construction giant, has steered the company through some of its most turbulent times. Under him, L&T has recorded probably the most robust performance and the scrip has had the fastest rise in its history. How did this kid from a village in Gujarat who did not know English, rise through the ranks to emerge as the leader of this professionally-managed company? Here is his story as told to Sucheta Dalal and Debashis">

 

 

''By 2010 we will hopefully come to the take-off point to becoming a true Indian multinational in our sector''
ML: Would you start by telling us something about your background?
Naik: My upbringing has a lot to do with what I am. Our family was called the 'teacher's family' - 'Master Kutumb' in Gujarati as my grandfather was the headmaster of the Gurukul school. My father, an M.Sc and M.Ed in those days, came to Bombay in 1944 and was a senior teacher at Hansraj Morarjee public school at...
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