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December - 2015 - Special issue > Entrepreneur of the Year: 2015

Ozair Yasin: A Passionate Dreamer & Doer Intended to Change the Life of Millions

si Team
Monday, December 28, 2015
si Team
Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it. Just like Roopleen said, "If you have a dream, don't just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality". Ozair Yasin not just believed in these quotes but his entrepreneur journey can actually be summarized within these few, but powerful words. Ozair, an industry veteran and the man behind Softage Information Technology, a provider of end-to-end document management solutions, enthused by his love towards leveraging employment opportunities to underprivileged tore down the confining walls of his previous office and left his cushy job to live his passion of writing software and churning data.

What started in a single room with six people in 1994 has today emanated to be one of the leaders in the field of Document Management Services and a canopy for over 9000 employees footed across 600 offices. Thanks to Ozair's spirit, passion and commitment. Under his headship, the company has also spread its wings to global countries like India, Middle East and many in Africa. An affirm believer in hard work, he suggest the budding entrepreneurs to put monumental effort in their endeavors, which undoubtedly leads them to seize a much needed push from other people. As a visionary leader, he envisions a better India where the government stands as the steel in the spine of entrepreneurs, helping them to put their best foot forward.

In the Pathway to Eminence
The foundation of SoftAge was laid in the epoch which witnessed catastrophic failure of many businesses, owing to the stock market drop. In addition, the little money in hand constricted Ozair to acquire limited resources and mandated them to work hard without considering the days and nights and their personal life. But, with the effort and the dedication, he along with his better-half Fahmida Ozair, CEO and co-Founder, SoftAge, molded the company to wade through the unfriendly currents and stand tall amongst the pioneers.

Although reluctant initially, his family never gave up supporting him to their best. Standing with him through the thick and thin of his life, his wife, specifically, has been a pillar of strength for him. As the CEO of SoftAge, Fahmida does not only power Ozair's endeavors, but also has been instrumental in spearheading the company's overall strategic direction. Like his family, Ozair also intends to handhold his two children morally and financially to help them incarnate their aspirations. While his elder son is set to pursue his entrepreneurial instincts, his second son is eying at opportunities to realize his dream and both are likely to join their father's business soon.

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