THE PRASAD FAMILY MEMBERS
Rohitesh Prasad was the last born of his parents Dr Ram Lakhan & Mrs Saroj Kumari Prasad and was always regarded as the lucky baby of the family. Born on 29th September 1971, he began his primary education at Veiuto Primary and went to Suva Grammar School, Xavier College, Natabua High and Brisbane Grammar School before gaining admittance to the University of the South Pacific. His next educational studies took him to Bond University and then a few others like Newcastle and Deakin in NSW Australia.
Rohitesh worked in various financial and managerial positions in Canberra, NSW and Qld before venturing to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to be the Chief Executive Officer of i-HR Consulting Sdn Bhd where he is enjoying facing the challenges and continuously looks for opportunities for his organization to prosper and progress.
At work his colleague Supra Ramasamy together with his team of talented personnel are the greatest professional support for Roy Prasad and at home Winnie Tam provides him with the needed love and care.
Roy adores his two children Elliott and Charlotte. His children are doing exceptionally well at St Agatha's Catholic School in Pennant Hills NSW.
Roy loves his game of golf and has many reliable friends and colleagues that keep him moving ahead with vigour and enthusiasm.
ROHITESH PRASAD - Chief executive officer at i-HR Consulting Sdn Bhd
My youngest child ROHITESH PRASAD (son) has been HR specialist and consultant since 2013 and has never looked back but kept moving ahead in the right direction to move HR principles and practices to the highest and qualitative levels.
As Chief executive officer at i-HR Consulting Sdn Bhd he has helped the company move to professional height and be recognized as one of the leading operators in SE Asia.
Roy’s persistence at work and his tenacity at professional institutions have led him to continue with his academic excellence. He is a chip of his old bloke and presents himself as a truly professional administrator and manager of people and practices.
Apart from his basic under-graduate pursuits he studied Master of Business Administration at Graduate School, University of Newcastle and also studied Doctor of Business Administration at International Business School of Scandinavia.
PRAANESH PRASAD My Eldest Child (Son)
Praanesh Prasad joined WorkPac in 2010. Appointed CEO in 2013, Praanesh maintained and grew the business through the end of the Global Financial Crisis and a mining and resources downturn.
Responsible for the operational delivery, quality training, safety and financial performance of WorkPac, Praanesh's tenacious approach to delivering diversified investments and revenue streams saw him join the WorkPac Group board as Managing Director in 2016.
“Whether it's our fleet maintenance services, our healthcare businesses, our registered training organisation or our disruptive technology and software innovations, we're making our business materially different now and over the next five years compared to the previous five years. Our pathway to diversification allows us to remain strong,” says Praanesh.
WorkPac's Managing Director has influenced heavy industry and technology on a global scale. As Honeywell Inc's former Global Business Director - Mining, Minerals and Metals he developed and executed business improvement and capital projects within mining and mineral processing operations across Chile, Indonesia, Africa and Australia.
During his tenure with the WorkPac Group, the business has continued to exceed its targets of 12% average annual growth and gross profit and importantly, doing this without compromising the business' investment priorities in valuing people, safety, innovation, customers, our Field Team Member services and community.
“I've worked for some of the world's largest organisations but there is a heightened sense of comradery here at WorkPac,” says Praanesh. “We play for the jumper”.
MY OVERAL GROWTH AND DEVEOPMENTS
I strongly feel that there are five aspects that influence our existence in this world. The first is our biological make up, like who were our parents and grandparents. The second is our geography, as where we have come from and where we interacted with the various people. The third is our sociological composition, like the society where we grew up with. The fourth are our friends, colleagues and antagonists whose words, actions, talents, character and help or hindrances made us move forward. The fifth are our teachers and advisers who helped us gain the necessary skills, talents and knowledge to fearlessly face the good, bad and the ugly in this world.
Now let me state quite categorically at the outset that all my five supportive social agents, various institutions and specific individuals were very helpful of my overall growth, my indoctrination and my developments. I have the greatest of admiration for all of them. They are the real heroes who have made me what I am today. They together have assisted me construct my route for the future and they deserve the credit for all that I am able to contribute in my family and work life.
I met these people in various places and professions. I met my people of interest in palaces, I chatted with the people in the pubs, I interacted with the right people in professional encounters, I acted and reacted with my people in parlours and parades, I participated with these people as politicians in and around parliaments, I joined them as peasants, patrons, paupers and peers but most importantly I communicated with my people who were perfect, prejudiced, perverse, pessimists and philanthropists. These have been my educators, my influences, my spoilers and my enlightening elites. I am made of sterner stuff and I am proud of all my people who contributed to enrich my experiences.
Despite all these encouraging influences, I have a deep regret that has given me a slight set back in my life. I could not please everyone because I developed into a positive thinker and a person with a specific rationale. I learnt to call a spade a spade and thus was able to be with people who could see, respect and honour my views.
This tiny set back ultimately became my very powerful tool of existence because I was able to be a consultant with a difference. I knew that I had developed the appropriate talents, I empowered myself to various undeniable strengths that provided me multiple opportunities to overcome many of my waning weaknesses.
So I have never taken things for granted.(TTFG). If someone told me that there was a candle burning in front of me, I wanted to do several things to convince myself that it really was a burning candle and not a reflection of it in a mirror. I learnt from one of my favourite poets who created an admirable couplet.
Ay mere doston umar bhar main aysa bhool karta raha
Dhool mere chehre pe thi par main aina saaf karta raha
Friends, all my life I was making an unforgivable error,
Dust had settled on my face but I was wiping the mirror.
I have always believed that truth, goodness, beauty and gentleness were part of all intelligent human beings. This trend will prevail as long as we kept ourselves abreast of all the needed knowledge, talents and skills. Our hunger for self development will never starve us of our enlightenment.
I have had specific hunger for a few things in life. I was hungry for knowledge. I was hungry for progress. I was hungry for peace. I was hungry for prosperity and above all I was hungry for victory. Gradually with determination I managed to satisfy all these.
Consequently, I am now reaching what I term as contentment. This state of living becomes easy for everyone when we learn to accommodate and live comfortably with whatever we are given, whatever we are able to acquire with honest means and whatever we can use and manage with pride and dignity.
Complete satisfaction with the affairs in our life is for all of us who have the courage and stamina to move forward despite all the hardship and difficulties that press on us. We are totally satisfied with things in our life when the wish becomes wiser, instinctual, sincere and honest.
When these things happen in our life we attain peace of a special nature. The life becomes self sufficient and the only things that assist us are our deep rooted beliefs and our genuine prayers.
In God I trust and the rest just come to me gradually.