This is the Leadership Journey series on the Choosing Leadership Podcast.

I believe we all have a lot to learn from each other’s stories – of where we started, where we are now, and our successes and struggles on the way. With this series of interviews, my attempt is to give leaders an opportunity to share their stories and for all of us to learn from their generous sharing. If you know a leader whom you would like to see celebrated on the show, please send me a message on LinkedIn with their name.

Dive into an inspiring conversation with Ragu Raghunandan Jagdish, the MD of London GSE Private Limited, as he shares the incredible journey of turning challenges into opportunities. 

From the unexpected closure of his workplace to founding Nandan Enterprises, Ragu’s entrepreneurial spirit shines through. 

Discover how his innovative solutions in material handling are making the world a safer place, especially in aviation and defense. 

Gain valuable insights into his leadership philosophy, tackling obstacles like COVID-19 with a focus on upscaling, and the importance of mentorship. 

Join us for a candid discussion that not only unveils the secrets behind his success but also offers practical wisdom for your own leadership journey.

You can find Raghunandan Jagdish at the below links

In the interview, Raghunandan shares

  • “At London GSE Private Limited, we make the world a safer place by providing material handling solutions for aviation, defense, and industrial needs.” 
  • “Nandan Enterprises was born out of a challenge – when the union struck and the company shut down, I decided to start something small on my own.” 
  • “My entrepreneurial journey began with a desire to contribute to India’s growth and make a difference, especially in the field of material handling.” 
  • “Returning to India after my master’s in the U.S. was a culture shock, but I saw it as a challenge to overcome.” 
  • “Machines are crucial for industrialization, making material handling safer, more ergonomic, and sustainable.” 
  • “Our vision is to address the challenge of placing the right people in the right positions at the right time, using machines to enhance efficiency.” 
  • “In the face of challenges like COVID-19, we pivoted and focused on upscaling rather than downsizing, rebuilding our factory and expanding our team.” 
  • “Our growth strategy involves focusing on aviation, defense, and material handling, while embracing global standards and best practices.” 
  • “Transitioning from an MSME organization to a leadership-focused one requires competency mapping and upscaling of our team’s skills.” 
  • “As a leader, my primary role is to ensure my team scales up – leaders generate more leaders, not just followers.”