Life of Pranav Ansal
Pranav Ansal joined the family contracting business in 1995. His launch in this sector was unusual. He was given a loan of Rs 50,000 by his father as an attempt to make him independent right from the first day. So, he was asked to execute a construction contract on his own which was required him to build some houses in Gurgaon’s Sushant Lok. It was the sort of training that Sushil’s father had given him.
Pranav’s mother, Kusum had tears in her eyes when her son gave his first earnings to her. He had earned enough profits that he was even able to return his father the money that he had given to him. This happened in a period of only 6 months.
Pranav Ansal upgrading himself
After clearing this first stage, he was promoted from the position of external contractor to the post of executive trainee. This was the lowest rung of the executive ladder in the Ansal API office, where he had to work in various departments like accounts, technical, marketing, and human resources, for three months each. During that time, he did not have access to the lunch room used by senior executives and directors. He used to eat with his colleagues and juniors. This system of training was similar to what Henry Ford had practiced to train his son. He had made his son clean machines. Sushil Ansal too wanted Pranav to value every duty and feature of the business.
Pranav was not invited to join the API board, even after his training period came to an end. In the meantime, he was given the responsibility to handle projects in Punjab and Rajasthan under the Ansal Townships of which he was made the managing director.
Pranav feels that being the son of a super-successful father has its own pros and cons. Though sons get to learn many things from their fathers, but people automatically have higher expectations from them. He further adds that some people remain happy by living in the shadow of their fathers, yet there are others who view it as an opportunity to reach to the next level. And according to Pranav, he belongs to the second category of people.