Anika remains inspired by the dream and the vision of its founder, the Late Mr. Vig K Lal. Mr.Vig was a great entrepreneur, a proud nationalist and a remarkable leader who through his intelligence , experience and vision transformed Anika from a mere proprietorship firm to one of India’s leading indenting houses.
Mr. Kasturi Lal Vig was born in 1938 at Khore, a small village in Punjab. He empowered and equipped himself with education and in 1958 graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. In 1969 he earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the revered University of Delhi with a Distinction in Industrial Psychology, Personnel Management, Marketing Management and Material Management. He made his humble beginnings as a Track Engineer with Indian Railways from 1958 – 1964. In his constant strive to achieve more he started working as a Sales Manager with an Import-Export Organisation.In 1967, he founded Anika International Pvt Ltd. Through his vision, expertise and hard work, Mr. Vig saw Anika transform into a well known name in its domain.
He initiated and strengthened the Indo-Finnish bi-lateral trade relations and was highly decorated by both counties for his pioneering work. In the year 2000, he was bestowed with the 4th class Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana by the Estonian Government for his remarkable work in promoting bi-lateral trade between India and Estonia. He also served as the Estonian Honorary Consul General in India.