The eternal optimist


Pratik Sarsavadia—Entrepreneur

It was in pursuit of a master’s in telecommunication engineering that brought Pratik Sarsavadia to the shores of Australia in 2010, but little did he realise that in just five years from then, he would be running his own company.

Sarsavadia’s first job was as a store manager, but “being fundamentally optimistic” he always looked for an opportunity to develop a business venture. “I joined Vijan Patel as store manager, then partnered with him and started two award-winning IGA Supermarkets and a Quest Apartment Hotel franchisee,” says Sarsavadia.