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Who's Who of Melbourne's Indian Community 2017
Pratik Sarsavadia

Pratik Sarsavadia—Entrepreneur

It was in pursuit of a master’s in telecommunication engineering that brought Pratik Sarsavadia to the shores of Australia in 2010, but little did he realise that in just five years from then, he would be running his own company.

Sarsavadia’s first job was as a store manager, but “being fundamentally optimistic” he always looked for an opportunity to develop a business venture. “I joined Vijan Patel as store manager, then partnered with him and started two award-winning IGA Supermarkets and a Quest Apartment Hotel franchisee,” says Sarsavadia.

His current venture is the Pentagon Group, which he began with Vijan Patel in 2015. The Pentagon Group is a boutique property development and investment firm. “We provide specialised services in the residential, hotel development and commercial sectors,” says Sarsavadia.

A different side

I believe: Leadership is to succeed in spite of, not because of. [Chankya]

What I love about Australia: Coffee & opportunities

What I love about India: Food, tolerance, heritage and culture

Favourite hang out in Melbourne: Woolshed

A must-read: Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

My advice to entrepreneurs: Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.

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