Ayaskanti Bhattacharya, General Manager-Powder Coatings Business, AkzoNobel India Ltd, is a BE (Chemical) and an MBA in Marketing. His experience spans across 16 years in sales and marketing, a significant part being in the coatings industry. For successful leadership, there should be a sense of accountability and passion for achieving excellence. Bhattacharya strongly believes that everyone´s potential is limitless and each one has the ability to contribute to the success of a particular vision and that it all depends on how strongly one influences the team to believe in that vision. The Powder Coatings India business exhibited a strong and successful turnaround due to his team´s collaborative efforts. By far, this has been a vital benefit accrued to the company under his leadership. Bhattacharya believes that ongoing major construction projects in India is expected to be boosted by the continued growth of the economy, foreign direct investment and an influx of international businesses and corporations. He is optimistic that this industry will grow due to robust domestic consumption; and with growing infrastructure, quality orientation and inclination to greener technologies, it will benefit the powder coatings business as well. Setting up the Specialty Coatings business at AkzoNobel India from its beginning - which included setting up the systems, processes, the team and managing the entire business - has been a challenging project for Bhattacharya, which proved to be his true testimony of entrepreneurship.