"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down." — Oprah Winfrey

The British Indian couple namely Sanjeev Kumar Soosaipillai (Chairman & Chief Executive Officer) and Arani Kumar Soosaipillai (Chief Human Resources & Corporate Officer) of PRAX group, went a step further by thrusting into the limelight as they quietly grew a $10 Billion crude oil empire. Indeed a great example to those who are planning to start up a business.

With that being said, the brainchild of the Prax group is the perfect example that tells you not to wait till tomorrow to do great things because you can do them today.

Established in 1999, Prax's core business is refining, logistics, and sales; assets and investments complement and enhance these activities. To date, they have approximately 1250 employees in 11 offices across the world.



After acquiring an oil storage site in London, the company, which had initially specialized in blending diesel, decided to expand into gas oil, kerosene, and fuel for jet engines before operating service stations for Shell and Total.

The direction of their business changed when they bought a stake in the North Killingholme-based Lindsey Oil Refinery. Being one of the only six facilities in the UK that processes up to 113,000 barrels of crude oil daily to use in services all over the world.

With more than 20 years of professional experience in the energy industry, Sanjeev, the CEO of the well-known group, is a highly esteemed entrepreneur. He boasts in-depth knowledge of the global oil and commodities markets, with a solid track record of executing strategic growth strategies for all parts of the company.

The Prax Group has blossomed into an extremely successful integrated, global energy corporation under his direction. Sanjeev is still working to ensure that the Group expands sustainably and to place the lead in terms of sustainable innovation and the world's energy transition.

On the other hand, Arani has full control over the Group's human resources and has emerged as an important asset to their growth. Besides that, she's the main person who plays the role of strategic planning, policy-making, and human resource strategy, and also oversees employee development, training, and recruitment efforts. She has more than 20 years of relevant industry experience and is a Trustee of the Prax Foundation Roots.

There’s no doubt that Indian entrepreneurs and experts are shattering glass ceilings and breaking out of boxes. Success is tied with skills and hard work, and that's when those inspirational stories are being featured on digital platforms today as an inspiration for many.

Source: Prax.com
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