V.K.Bhandari: An Exceptional IT Entrepreneur Empowering the Nation Socially and Technically


Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong.” – N.R. Narayana Murthy, a renowned Indian Industrialist and the Co-founder of Infosys
Being an entrepreneur is not easy and being a leader is even more difficult. It requires passion, patience, discipline, decisive nature, consistency, hard work and most importantly, versatility. A leader must know the right time to enter a place and also the right time to exit that to explore something new. The business pioneer Narayana Murthy once said, “Leadership is about doing the right thing, even if it is going against a vast number of naysayers and mediocre people.
Following the path showed by Narayana Murthy, a young and dynamic business leader Vishnu Kumar Bhandari entered into the world of business. An exceptional leader Mr. V.K. Bhandari is the Founder, Chairman and the Managing Director of Supertron Electronics Pvt. Ltd. He started his career in Kolkata in 1985
The Turning Point
Immediately after foreseeing the future, Mr. Bhandari dropped the idea of studying Jute Technology and joined a company called Sujata Electronics for their Kolkata branch as a sales executive and worked there for five years till 1990. His mind was always looking for better opportunities and future scopes of the technology. Hence, in 1991, Mr. Bhandari felt that the eastern India needs a quality IT distribution house from where he can serve all major local IT dealers/resellers who require a distribution house with a varied product range along with strong and efficient service and replacement support system for which he has opened a small proprietorship company called Supermatic Computer.
During that time, IT import rules were also liberalized and to bring world class technology product in India and it is the time when Mr. V. K. Bhandari founded Supertron Electronics in the year 1993 as a distributor and import company along with only three members under him and a capital of three lakhs rupees only.
Mr. Bhandari’s extraordinary contribution and immense hard work has led the company from a mere startup to a leading IT company in India. Under his guidance, Supertron is now established itself as a company amongst top five national IT hardware distribution house with more than 1400 employees and 2800 crores turnover with 34 branches and 19 satellite offices across Pan India. Now, the founder of this company is known for his very strong relationship with all IT & other fraternity of India and abroad.
The Leader’s Leading Strategies
We have created a niche for ourselves in the market with our offerings. One of the key differentiator is our penetration & reach. We are not only logistic partner for our vendors but we add value in distribution by creating market for brands & work as an extended arm for vendors,” says Vishnu Kumar Bhandari. He guides the company to work very closely with their vendor, their requirement and play a critical role as National Distributor or Regional Distributor. Their services and support are long recalled for building up their partners’ comfort level.
The leading entrepreneur shares his point of view and informs that feedback is an important and necessary part of anyone’s work functionalities. He says, “By taking the feedback in positive spirit & improvising on them help organizations & individuals to grow. Healthy relationship & team work within the organization is important, integral & critical aspect for better work culture to create good environment within the organization.
Mr. Bhandari further adds that finding potential solution to every problem helps to go on faster and farther.  To make the company stand apart in the crowd, the Managing Director of the Supertron encourages out-of-the-box thinking within his employees and instills creativity so that they find time and opportunity to express themselves and implement innovative methods.
The Leader’s Source of Inspiration
Mr. V. K. Bhandari talked about his sources of inspiration and motivation and said, “Mr N.R. Narayana Murthy is my business role model for not only what he achieved but also the manner in which he did it. I admire him for his exceptional knowledge and leadership qualities combined with his humility & down to earth approach.
While advising to the budding entrepreneurs he says, “Three idiots, Chak-de India and Dangal from the current lot has lot to learn, as one must have the passion, dedication, humbleness and leadership quality is very important to achieve the goal.
Extraordinary Qualities that him a Leader
Leadership doesn’t mean bossing around one’s employees. A leader is the one who takes the pain of explaining everything that needs to be said to the employees. Mr. V. K. Bhandari has led the company to strengthen organization as a leader with focus in value added distribution as an end-to-end solution provider in IT & Telecom distribution in the country. He further stated his future plans and said, “Our focus would also be in large enterprise solution space. We intent to grow more than the industry, both organically & inorganically.
Mr. Bhandari is not just a leader or an entrepreneur. He is a social worker who dedicates his life for the underprivileged people of the society. To extend the support to all segments of underprivileged through various NGOs and without any bias on age, gender, caste, creed and religion of beneficiaries, he has created Supertron Foundation, a division of SEPL, in the year 2014.  It has now joined hands with various NGOs in and around West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Nasik, and presently, the foundation has opened 10 Computer Empowerment Centre for underprivileged children around Kolkata.
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