“It's important to be a good human in order to become a great professional”

Lalit Malik, CFO, Dabur India Limited shares thought on his personal life, why he loves finance and also about his keen interest in palmistry and numerology, among other things.

PERSONAL
 
Philosophy: I have the power to create change, dream big, work hard, stay focussed
 
Political views: None
 
Vision for self: Dream big, work hard, stay focussed
 
First job: Philips India Limited
 
 
THE NUMBERS GUY
 
Why I love finance: Numbers talk to me
 
One career high: To be able to meet the challenge and having great pleasure in life by doing what people say you can’t do
 
My strongest skill in finance: To use numbers to make rational decisions
 
The most rewarding project/moment of my profession: International assignment for 2 years in USA
 
 
If I were to redo a project: None
 
One big mistake/failure I turned into an opportunity: Converting one mistake into opportunity and getting award and recognition for the success
 
The legacy I would like to leave behind: To live, to love, to learn and to leave
 
One unforgettable lesson I learnt: It's important to be a good human in order to become a great professional
 
BEYOND NUMBERS
 
India of my dreams: Leading spiritual path with happiness, peace  and prosperity in the world
 
Lesser known fact: In depth knowledge of palmistry and numerology
 
My eureka moment/epiphany (life-defining change): Introduction to Art of Living, Buddhism and yoga
 
The most memorable characters in my story (family, mentors, colleagues): My mentor
 
If I were to write a book it would be about: Learnings from successful people
 
When not playing numbers (hobbies): Meditation, yoga
 
How I de–stress: Yoga, meditation, exercise
 
What gives me hope for the future: Children

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