Dhruvam Thaker, Founder, The SMART Taxi
The interviewee is a risk-taking and self-motivated individual who started his own business – a bootstrapped venture ‘The SMART Taxi,’ which aims to become India’s ranked 1 cab-service in terms of customer satisfaction. Along with a degree in Business Administration and skills which he learnt during his education; his professional experiences also helped him establish his start-
up. Prior to starting the company, Mr. Dhruvam did not have any formal education, nor a family background in entrepreneurship. From his professional life, Mr. Dhruvam brings a strong experience in supply chain management, planning and purchasing.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, focus on operations management, Sikkim Manipal University
Associate degree in Mechanical Engineering, Nirma University
Senior Executive – Supply Chain Management, Indus Towers Limited
Executive – Purchasing and Planning, ABB
Mr. Dhruvam quit his job to start his own venture. He started with one cab, which he used to drive himself in the city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Today, his company has more than 300 cabs across 14 cities in India. Going back to his professional life at Indus Towers Limited, effective material planning helped increase project delivery by 15% for the fiscal year 2014-15.