The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) has shined the spotlight on Anil Majithia, LLEP board member and Chair of Voluntary Action LeicesterShire.
Anil has over 30 years of global business experience. He is a Governor at Coventry University, Trustee of DSU, Governor of North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College and a member of Governance Committee for Science Council.
We caught up with Anil and asked him 10 questions about his job, hobbies and what it means to be a LLEP board member. Here is what he has to say!
- What motivates you?
Making a positive difference.
- What do you do for fun/ what are your hobbies?
I love watching cricket. I enjoy going to live matches or watching it on the television.
- How would you describe a typical Friday evening?
Having a nice, relaxing meal (and a bottle of wine!) with my wife.
- If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I have travelled widely whilst working, however my only regret is not being able to go to Costa Rica (where I had a team during the time I was heading a global team) – so Costa Rica has been on my list for the past 10 years!
- What has been your favourite job role?
I’m really enjoying my current pro bono roles of being Trustee/Non-Executive Directors on Boards of various non-profit organisations. These are very fulfilling in terms of my life long aspiration of giving something back to the society.
- What’s your finest achievement in your work?
With over 38 years of full time employment there are so many however, they all had two underlying themes in common:
- successful delivery of transformational change for numerous organisations
- seeing team members who worked for me develop and grow over the years into excellent professional leaders
- What has been your most memorable experience (professional or personal)?
In addition to seeing my two sons grow and mature and at the risk of being fleeced by my wife for not picking my wedding day, I would say that my most memorable experience is watching the Cricket T20 World Cup final in Calcutta in March 2016. It would have been even more memorable if England had won!
- What is the one bit of advice would you give to your 18 yr old self?
Setbacks and failures are only challenges in disguise. You may not go where you intended to, but with determination, persistence, hard work and focus on what you want, you will eventually get to where you need to be!
- How long have you been on the LLEP board?
I am a fairly recent addition to the Board and was appointed in October 2017
- As a valued board member, how do you see yourself contributing to the LLEP?
I’m thrilled to represent Voluntary and Community Sector on the LLEP Board. The Third Sector has much to offer the LLEP in achieving its strategic objectives and I’m looking forward the working with the Board to promote sustainable and inclusive growth. I also bring with me considerable expertise around delivery of transformational change, technology as well as projects and programme delivery so I’m looking forward to contributing in those areas as well.
Watch out for more profiles on the LLEP board members in the future!
The LLEP is governed by a Board of 15 leaders representing the private, public and voluntary sector and it is chaired by a leading business representative. The Board provides leadership, oversight, challenge and reviews the delivery of the Strategic Economic Plan (SEP). To find out more about the board members roles and the structure of the LLEP, click here.