Gaurav, an alumnus from second batch of EDI’s PG Programme in Business Entrepreneurship, is a second generation entrepreneur whose endeavour has led to the formation of new standards in the domain of Textile Accessories and Machinery. His company, RIMTEX – a family business enterprise based in Surendranagar, Gujarat – is the largest manufacturer of spinning cans in the world. Back in early 2000s, the company’s reach was upto 3 – 4 countries; Gaurav’s path breaking initiatives as the company’s International Business and Business Development Head, reaped unparallel success, and today RIMTEX is among the leading exporters of Textile Accessories and Machinery to 56 countries around the globe.
Gaurav takes immense pride in the learnings he received from the year he spent at the institute. It was here, in the precincts of the EDI campus, that he realised the difference between a ‘good’ company and a ‘great’ company. He voluntarily took the responsibility of forming EDI Alumni Association, and played a significant role as the Founding Trustee and President of EDI Alumni Association, to establish the Alumni Body. He garnered support from fellow BOG members and led the Alumni activities for 6 long years.
Gaurav was awarded President’s Alumnus Award by EDII during the convocation ceremony held in May 2017. He is the first recipient of such an award given by the institute and EDII takes pride in his achievements.