Shamim Akhtar: The change-maker writing new rules for the country’s GPS tracking segment
It is arduous to maintain excellence in the contemporary flourishing world, where technical updates stumble upon every day. You need to be a campaigner, innovator and someone whom people can vouch. He is the heir-apparent of the aforementioned. He is Shamim Akhtar, a technology aficionado and the proud Managing Director of TrakingPro.
He turns back the pages of his professional journey. “It was 2008 when I started my career with import and export business after the completion of my graduation got the certification of International Business Management Institute of Berlin, Germany with Essential Management Skills. A hands-on business leader armed with the standards of excellence, Shamim has always been the guiding force in trailblazing TrakingPro towards new pinnacles, inclusions count government certifications on GPS solutions, participating in 2017 & 2018 Web Summit, Lisbon, Portugal and Product showcase at Trade Fair. Shamim entered the entrepreneurial world with Shireen Electronics Pvt. Ltd (TrakingPro) and Mascotas Nutraceuticals Pvt. Ltd, which is into providing different Brands of pets’ food and accessories such as Dr.Fish, Dr.Dog, Dr.Cat, and Dr. Aviss etc.
Acknowledged for bringing out the superior quality of his employees, he does not exhibit to boss around with his head above others but has made a difference with his celibacy and composure. His seasoned industry experience and expertise have shaped & delivered scalable accomplishments for his ventures. GPS tracker has become a bare necessity of our lives to track almost everything and has extended its role further than just a tool to navigate, gracing advancements in technologies. Dedicated to bequeathing cost-effective GPS tracking system, TrakingPro keeps customers’ numerous reason ‘safety’ at the core of its heart. It helps in maintaining privacy and keeps your dear ones safe.
Chronoscope of the rule-changer
To create an innovation that can ameliorate people’s living (thing), TrakingPro came into existence. Continuous exploration of global positioning system has made an association perfect in this sector. The revolutionary leader has changed the standard of GPS tracking system in personal tracking, theft protection, professional fleet management and surveillance purpose in India. Since incorporation, the company has been an acknowledged pioneer of GPS tracking devices in India. Furthermore, it has taken the technology from primitive to the modernized standard.
To obtain the inside scoop, our editorial team sat down with Shamim. He happily shared his experience on how the idea transformed into a company and its performance. He goes on to discuss the plans and role of the company.
What is the current location of TrakingPro in the market?
With current workforce of 20+ employees in our company, we are living and nurturing our vision of enabling huge corporations to supervise their mobile assets and providing individuals keep a sharp eye on their close family and friends and keep them safe. To make this happen, we have come up with these revolutionary inventions-
- TPro02 WaterProof GPS Tracker
- TPro03 Vehicle Tracker
- TProOBD2 Diagnostic Tracker
- TPro 01 Personal GPS Tracker
- And the upcoming product which is TPro05 the ARAI approved AIS-140 certified GPS tracking device.
What lies at the heart of the company’s offerings?
We have made these GPS tracking devices considering all the problems on the Indian roads. Now, people can track their car anytime they want by using the GPS tracking devices. We let people extend their visibility with real-time tracking facility.
How do you measure achievements for you as a leader? What has been the secret ingredient to your success?
We have initiated our excursion two years back from nothing. However, as it is said, “The harder the struggle, the more glorious the victory, today we are standing at a renowned place after completing a daunting struggle period. Evaluating the entire journey so far I can say, Yes, I am successful but there are miles to measure, and much more to enact.
Are you a risk taker/ Daredevil?
Yes definitely. Taking the initiative to start a startup in such a sector where challenges are already, build in a very high parameter is the biggest challenge. However, the proper research and willpower made the task easier.
What is the most rewarding part, you found while leading people?
Being a business leader has its share of wax and wane. Tasting the fruits of success for my effort has been the most rewarding part of my journey until date.
What motivates you to be a leader?
The market space and increasing competition were the main elements that motivated me to develop into a leader.
How do you encourage and motivate everyone around you?
Be specific stay focused and most importantly do not lose hope because “triumph and disasters are the two imposters”.
How did you a handle a time when you had to make an unpopular decision?
Every situation made me realize its importance. I do not lose hope in the negative situation I take a new start from that particular point.
What is your greatest strength?
My willpower and my employees who helped me fulfil my initiative with their great effort.
What would be your greatest weakness?
I think talking about weaknesses is the biggest weakness!
What is the most complicated part, you have ever suffered as a leader?
Being a leader I need to take responsibility for the entire firm and the people related to it. Therefore, sometimes it gets challenging to maintain it.
If you were to write a book about yourself, how would you name it?
Journey to the Victory
Apart from running the company/organization, what else you love to do in your unoccupied time?
I spend my leisure time with my family.
What leadership style do you follow?
Staying positive is my style, I believe, when we follow constructive attitude, we get efficacious output.
What improvements would you like to make regarding your leadership skills?
I presume it true that one should adopt changes according to the situation to grasp things. I also focus on adapting things and modifying my skills according to the insistence of time.
What advice would you give someone who is assuming a leadership position for the first time?
Analyze before taking any decision, stay focused, and of course, work hard.
Finally; what is next for the company? What forthcoming plans do you have for your business?
We have spread our business in almost every state in a short time. Now, we have taken the initiative to extend it beyond the boundary. We have deliberated to mark our footprint in Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Bhutan and in some of the other neighbour countries.