Skyline University Nigeria

Personal Values and Beliefs are what define you – Ashish Punjabi

Mr. Ashish Punjabi, The Chief Operating Officer (CEO) of Jacky`s Group of Companies, has described personal values and beliefs as strategic elements that are pivotal to the success of a person or business. He said mission and vision if identified correctly, are powerful for the realization of personal or business goals.

To become successful, Mr. Punjabi admitted that failure is bound to surface. And it is only through failure that the foundation of success is laid. The personal satisfaction that comes with success is fueled by learning. He states that “I prioritize learning so much that I engage in mentorship activities. That is the only way I learn”.

In his welcome address, the Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University (SUN), Prof. Ajith Kumar V.V., said the university is honoured to have Mr. Punjabi in the Guest Lecture Series, a renowned business expert and possesses the right experience to share with the students of SUN. He highlighted that the wealth of experience would support students as they creatively craft their future.


Due to his over 30 years of business experience, Mr. Punjabi explained he had to work with various people to identify his values and how he needed to be supported towards achieving his goals. If people close to you are unaware of your ambition, they wouldn’t know how to support you, he said.

While he applauded SUN for organizing such lectures for students, he emphasized the need for students to seek information from experienced personalities. In his words, “It is very easy to give a piece of advice and everyone can do that. But experience comes in when people want to know how to escape terrible situations seamlessly or how you learnt from your mistakes”.

Delivering the closing remarks, Mr. Trimisiyu Lawal said it was indeed a great opportunity for students to be exposed to realities from an experienced person like Mr. Ashish. He said the students have seen worthiness in self-development and its enormous benefits.

In his words, the President of the Students Representative Council (SRC), Haruna Baffa, said “it was indeed a priceless opportunity for them as students to hear words of wisdom from Mr. Ashish”. He hopes to apply the knowledge he gained as he prepares for future challenges.