‘I travel over 200 days a year’: Salil Sadanandan, President K&B Kohler Brand – South Asia & EMEA at Kohler Co

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Updated: August 29, 2017 3:06:31 PM

I love the fact that I work with a multinational team spread across England, France, Italy, Syria, India, Lebanon and Africa.

I have to operate in multiple time zones varying from Dhaka to London.

The job

I love the fact that I work with a multinational team spread across England, France, Italy, Syria, India, Lebanon and Africa. Working with them, learning about their culture and adding value to their jobs inspires me. I hate bad execution — when good ideas fail because of poor execution. I also hate it when sometimes, teams don’t work well together and of course mundane administrative chores.

The Weekdays

I have to operate in multiple time zones varying from Dhaka to London. I travel over 200 days a year, so there is no typical day for me. It feels good because there is always a new experience, but it also means that there is no routine and I manage to get very little rest. I always look forward to meeting our customers and interacting with various people. I love it when I get to see my products at the hotels I stay in. I despise hours spent in aircrafts, cars and conference rooms, and emails that pile up. I don’t like aircraft food, but I like the rare opportunity to eat a good local meal.

The Weekends

Weekends are spent recovering from jet lag. However, I love to try out a new restaurant every now and then.

The Logos

I like to consume products of the companies I work for. I am fiercely loyal to those brands and I still don’t buy competing brands in those categories.

The Toys

My Fitbit, Kindle and my Mini Cooper.

As told to Ananya Saha

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