Harish Nim came to Singapore from India 23 years ago. He fell in love with this city and, four years later, decided to take up citizenship and make Singapore his home. He moved his family to Singapore and sent his two daughters to local schools. He hasn’t looked back since.
Trained as an engineer at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mr Nim also has a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree. His career in the IT industry started when he joined a large company buying PCs, printers, modules, and chips from Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, and Japan and shipping them to India and Russia.
After living in Singapore for 4 years and working as an executive, Harish Nim realised that the IT services industry in the region was dominated by a few large players. The big multinational companies would go to the big players, like IBM and HP, but there was still a niche for a nimble start-up company. Mr Nim and his three friends decided to start their own IT services company with just 12,000 dollars. The company was started at the height of the 1997 Asian financial crisis, but with drive, passion and ambition, Mr Nim was working up to 16 hours a day, seven days a week, starting off by taking on projects which paid him by the month. In 17 years, Emerio grew from a small start-up with 4 staff to more than 2,000 employees across 11 countries, with delivery centres in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, India and Thailand today.
Harish Nim believes that entrepreneurship is not different from other pursuits in that its main driver is passion for the chosen vocation. He also thinks that focus, determination, perseverance, and hard work are necessary to achieve success in business. His belief is that entrepreneurship is not only about making money but about providing good service for others. It starts from following one’s heart and making one’s dreams come true. It is about doing what you love to do, what you are passionate about, with sincerity and devotion.