Interview with Nikita Shah
Nikita Shah is a force to be reckoned with. As our Head of Procurement and Logistics, she always has her finger on the pulse and knows exactly how to solve the most complicated problems. Nikita completed her Bachelor's degree in Finance and International Business from the Stern School of Business at NYU and now lives in Mumbai where she loves to play poker with her friends when she isn't traveling the world!
Tell us a bit about yourself, how did you end up at Isprava?
I love new businesses and starting up new ventures. I started my career in Finance 12 years ago, but I soon discovered my love for a tangible product and this made me experience real estate, retail and food. My love for product and a great management team that encourages thinking out of the box brought me to Isprava in addition to the brand value created.
What is your role here?
I head Procurement & Logistics.
What is your favourite part of your role?
My proximity to different products, some beautiful, some necessary, some natural, some exotic and the ability to collaborate with the manufacturers for the same in a mutually beneficial manner is the most favourite part of my role. The thrill of doing something different everyday and working with highly motivated people in a buzzing environment. And, of course, being appreciated for it are some of the favourite parts of my role.
Tell us a little bit about the culture at the office?
Electric! Not a minute to waste.
Were you always inclined toward the luxury space? If so, how do you feel it evolving in India now?
Yes, I have always liked the luxury space. It is really evolving in India due to great marketing, awareness, entry of foreign brands and growing travel. The younger generation is more aware of luxury, especially luxurious travel experiences.
What does luxury mean to Isprava?
Isprava means luxury.
What is the first thing you do in the morning?
Check my phone.
What are three things we will find on your desk?
Phone, pen, and a book.
Favourite vacation spot?
A celebrity you would like to have a drink with?
Lena Headey aka Cersei from Game of Thrones.
If you could have a holiday home anywhere, where would it be?
Alibaug or Khandala.
Favourite TV character?
Ned Stark from Game of Thrones.