Samir Shah

A dynamic entrepreneur with a dual interest in pharma and real estate

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit,” said Aristotle.

In another time and day, he could have been speaking of Mr Samir Dilipkumar Shah, Managing Director of Medico Intercontinental Ltd., who has guided his family-owned business to international standards in the field of manufacturing and marketing pharmaceuticals.

Even while he was pursuing a Bachelors in Pharmacy from Pune University followed by post-graduation in Business Administration from Sydney, there was a constant urge in Samir to create new innovative things. And thus soon after he completed his education, he stepped into the business of pharmaceuticals in the name of Medico Healthcare.

Samir attributes his biggest learnings to his close-knit family. “The way my family maintained homely relations with all our clients.. the one thing I learned was that retaining satisfied clients is a key factor to achieve success,” he says, adding, “Delivering quality and maintaining long term relations with clients and stakeholders are the two main pillars for the success of any organization.”

This vision has taken Medico all the way to the pinnacle. Under Samir’s able leadership, Medico has achieved international fame thereby helping millions of people across the globe and uplifting those associated with it. With high standards for quality, ethics and customer satisfaction, Samir has achieved commendable respect in the fraternity within a very short period of time.

A big reason for his formidable success has been his foresight to launch breakthrough innovations. Samir has been a catalyst in the pharma industry by researching and developing a new phase of pharma products to serve the society. At Medico, every year he works towards introducing new molecules and products in the market.

Speaking about the necessity to innovate, Samir says, “Doing something exceptional and worth following is inevitable and I have incorporated this mantra into my business to become an innovative leader in the pharma market. In 2004, we focused on customization and branding solutions and started outsourcing in a mega way like getting product packaging branding for others. This was our leap forward approach.”

His ultimate objective is to delve into research and development and uncover the best pharma products that can bring a revolution to the pharma and medical industry.

Young and dynamic, Samir loves to challenge the status quo and never settles with the ordinary. To achieve global acknowledgement and penetrate new business segments, he has also stepped into the business of infrastructure and development.

It is no cakewalk to transform barren land into a beautifully landscaped paradise within three years. But this is what can be attributed to Samir’s love and exuberance for his beautiful creation in the form of ‘Kings Villas’ – an ultra-luxurious residential project in Ahmedabad.

The idea struck him when he was pursuing post-graduation in the beautiful city of Sydney in Australia. While going around the clean and green city for two years, he started observing the uncommon lifestyle of individuals, especially during weekends in farmhouses with vast greenfields. This is what gave him the idea and energy to construct Kings Villa, which has become a big brand. He put in a lot of time, effort and resources but did not rest till he saw his dream of a world-class landscape to completion. Talking about it, he says, “Your self-belief, self-assurance and inner power can create magic to your purpose. You just need to work hard, exceed your benchmarking strengths and give 100% effort in attaining your business objectives. I have always set my target and worked hard to achieve it.”

This can be gauged by the number of awards bestowed upon Samir as well as his projects. In 2015, Medico won the ‘Excellence In Outsourcing Management’ award. Kings Villa won an award for the ‘Best Place for Destination Weddings’ by TIMES in 2016 and ‘Global Excellence Award’ in 2019.

Addressing his awards and recognition, Samir says, “Every step you put forward rewards you with learning and gradually even dynamic success. My entire journey has taught me that you get what you work for, not what you wish for. Chase your dream. Chase your vision. Chase the opportunity. Because success and prosperity will end up following you.” Wise words from a wise man.

Samir might be young, but he’s discovered the secret of perennial success – innovation and advancement. “In order to be irreplaceable, you must be unique. You need to keep on performing iterations to deliver the best to the world,” he signs off.

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