Firdaus N. Kapadia

SMB Associates

CEO of SMB Associates, responsible for leading the Consultancy team for Small and Medium Business Owners to provide “practical advice that works” with specialist inputsfrom nearly 6000 Associates worldwide on Admin, HR, Finance, Production, Marketing and Sales, R&D and IT issues.

From March 2009 till date.
Managing Director and later Director of FNK SERVICES India Pvt. Ltd., responsible for all the legal and statutory compliances, records, discussions with Solicitor, Company Secretary, Chartered Accountant, marketing and operations, etc.

From August 1995 till March 2012.
Chief Executive and Partner of FNK Corporation, a start-up firm, responsible for handling all functions of the company including Marketing, Sales, Administration and Accounts, etc. The main activity was trading of chemicals, filter cloth and readymades, insecticidal paints, industrial material handling systems, industrial cleaning equipment, operating a cyber café, etc.

In September 2004, the firm received its ISO 9001:2000 registration and this was re-certified in 2007.

Associate and now Fellow of the Institute for Independent Business International, U.K.
Since 1999, as an Accredited Associate and Area Licensee for the Institute for Independent Business (IIB), United Kingdom, involved in providing a complete range of Consultancy Services to Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in India.

In April 2013 nominated as Fellow of the Institute for Independent Business International.

Our Consultancy clients include Itochu Corporation, Itochu Fine Chemicals Co. Ltd., Jellice Ltd., Narmada Gelatines Ltd., Hemlaxmi Chemicals, Supreme Electrochemicals, Flo-Dyne Ltd., PCT Global Pty Ltd., Sentinel Ltd., etc.

Franchisee for North Maharashtra for Mafoi Management Consultants Ltd. 2006-2010.

A part of the Vedior Group (World’s third largest HR firm) and then a part of Randstad (World’s second largest HR firm). We were responsible for recruitment and contract staffing for the leading finance, telecom and FMCG companies in India.
Managing Committee member and then Trustee and Hon. Secretary of the Deolali Nasik Parsi Zoroastrian Anjuman.

Member of the Rotary Club of Nasik Road since 2002 and was President of the Club in 2006-07. Since then holding different portfolios as District Officer in R.I. Dist. 3030.

EDUCATION

Post Graduation :
Master of Science in Physical Chemistry from Nagpur University in 1988, with the highest marks in the University.

Graduation :
Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Zoology and
Chemistry from Nagpur University in 1986 in First Class. 7th rank.

In 1999, attended the Consultancy Business Development Programme conducted by Institute for Independent Business, U.K.

In 2007 have attended the Global Development Initiative Programme conducted by the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, a leading business school considered among the Top 20 in the world. The faculty for this programme came from University of Michigan and London Business School.

In 2008, attended the Residential Business School conducted by Institute for Independent Business International at Watford, U.K.
Permanent Address :

“Ashoi”, Lavate Nagar, Jai Bhawani Road, Nashik
Road 422102, Nashik, Maharashtra, INDIA.

Telephone :91-253-3256978 / 9823029449
E-mail : info@smb-consulting.org,firdauskapadia@iib.ws

Social Activities :

As a member of the Rotary Club of Nasik Road since
February 2002, I have been involved in the execution of several social work projects including provision of drinking water to rural communities, footwear to rural school children, household toilets to rural communities, etc.

As the President of the Club, I was involved in the provision of library books, furniture and computers to more than 20 rural schools in and around Nasik, nutrition programmes in these schools and many ongoing projects being run by our Club.

As proprietor of FNK Corporation, I have encouraged two of my Supervisors and two of my General Managers to start their own Housekeeping firms and helped them in the initial set-up.

During the initial days of the MBA (International Business) in KKWIEER College in Nashik, I was a visiting faculty member till they could find the permanent faculty.

As a trustee and now Hon. Secretary of the Deolali Nashik Parsi Zoroastrian Anjuman, I have been helping the community matters.