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7 Questions with Thomas Mathew Molakkal
7 Questions with Thomas Mathew Molakkal

Name: Thomas Mathew Molakkal

Current title: CEO

Current organisation: Gabriel Power and Energy Pvt Ltd

Oxford PE VC, Investment banker by profession, invested in the renewable energy segment, leading the company to an IPO in three years and thereafter to NASDAQ in few years

7 Questions with Thomas Mathew Molakkal

1. What have you found most challenging as a leader of a small or medium enterprise?

Organizing Capital

2. How did you become a leader of an SME? Can you please briefly tell the story?

Realized it's easier to grow a smaller organization by leaps and bounds, with good management skills and best practices of other firms. Hence moved to a SME to take on the growth leadership

3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?

Wake up 4 am
Read till 6 am
Run and workout till 8 am
head to office by 9 am
Work till 6.30 Pm
Back home by 8 pm
Prayers by 9 pm
Get to Bed by 10 Pm

4. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?

To manage a SME is tougher than to manage a set process in a large company

5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?

Good to Great. Awesome book

6. How do you build leadership capacity in an SME?

Delegating and team work

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader of an SME so far?

You get to learn new strategies by yourself that you don't learn at Harvard