Kunwer Sachdev â€“ Revolutionizing The Inverter Industry With Su-Kam Kunwer Sachdev does not come from a technical background. The man having a degree in law, who started out by making pens and eventually venturing out to the cable TV business, had known little that he will be the one to revolutionize the inverter industry in India. Currently working as the CEO and founder of Su-Kam Power Systems, he looks after the topmost inverter production company in India. He says he got into power electronics more by chance rather than by design. We got a chance to interview him. He told us about his life so far, experiences in building a succesful enterprise and shared some advice for budding entrepreneurs. Mr. Sachdev: As a child I grew up in an entrepreneurâ€™s colony which has given rise to the strong entrepreneurial spirit in me. My childhood however was not an easy one as we were not exactly well off. I went to Hindu college where I studied mathematical statistics. More than the academic learning from the under graduate course I earned my skills for a lifetime. It was a life changing experience for me. I was a very shy person when I joined college and also was not so conversant with English. On a friendâ€™s advice I started reading books to improve my language skills. Over the three years at college I learnt how to talk to people, take them along, make groups and organize things. After completing my graduation in 1984 I joined my brother. I also coined a name for the penâ€™s business â€“ Su Kam. The term did not have any specific meaning except that it sounded like a nice name for the penâ€™s that I had plans to manufacture. I could not work too long with my brother though. I also joined evening classes in law as I had the constant pressure of achieving something in life. Later I started the cable TV business without any technical understanding of the subject. I realized that if I wanted satisfied customers I have to learn everything about it including actually fixing things myself. I started reading my class ninth and tenth Physics books to gain a greater understanding. By 1996-97 my cable TV business was flourishing and I had a factory with 50 employees. By now I thought I had found my area of work. However this was not to be. A constant malfunctioning of the inverter actually led me and my team at Su Kam to start working on what was going become an industry trend setter â€“ the first inverter from Su Kam! The rest as they say is history. Managing Director's Initiative :: About Us :: Su-kam :: Ek nayi soch To add further: He was a real struggler, there were times when he did not have money to pay for petrol and he just used to push the bike all the way home and not tell anything about it because he thought if he would, then his wife would pay him money from her earnings to pay for the petrol, something that he did not want. When he started the cable TV business he hired a technician to install it however the technician never turned up, he had to finally install it himself after learning the installation process.