Businessman Shahid Iqbal talks to Shveata Chandel Singh about his route to success
Shahid Iqbal, president of the Pakistan Association of Australia, and founder of Registered Training Organisation, believes the key to success is to first set a dream and then make every effort to turn it into a reality.
It’s how he did it, he says. “I came here in 2000 as a student, but I was always passionate about business. I decided that after uni I would establish my own business,” says Shahid, who did a Masters in Business Administration with a specialisation in Information Technology.
“It was always my dream to set up an organisation like RTO. Here, we deliver education and training to local and international students in various streams including transport and logistics, certification in child and aged care services, first aid, hospitality RSA, RCG and Asthma anaphylaxes,” says Shahid, who through his RTO, is not just a successful entrepreneur, but an inspiration to young entrepreneurs.
“Besides RTO, I also run other successful businesses,” says Shahid. Among them is a radiology and imaging medical business; and a joint venture with the Australian Liquid Fertilizer Company in Pakistan and India where they replace traditional fertilizers with organic fertilizers using Australian technology.
Shahid is also very involved with the local community and has done lots of volunteer work.