Distinguished Alumnus Award

  • Thulasiraj Ravilla: Director Operations, Aravind Eye Hospitals; (Social Entrepreneurship)

    He leads the senior leadership team at Aravind Eye Care System responsible for the governance and stewardship of the organization and holds responsibility for the development and improvement of systems including the extensive deployment of Information Technology. At a national level he formed a consortium of non-governmental voluntary organizations involved in eye care. It is registered as the “VISION 2020 – The Right to Sight: India”.He had held the prestigious post of Regional Chair of International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) for South East Asia Region.

  • M. G. (Ambi) Parameswaran: Founder, Brand-Building.com (Entrepreneurship)

    Ambi Parameswaran is a versatile professional who has made his mark in a wide array of fields including Advertising, building brands, writing, teaching, corporate leadership and corporate governance. He is the Founder of Brand-Building.com, a Brand Advisory. He now has seven books to his credit, his latest bestseller book "Nawabs Nudes Noodles - India through 50 Years of Advertising" was rated as one of the 100 Most Memorable Books of 2016. He has been contributing articles to premier business publications, has conducted seminars and branding workshops for Indian/ MNC organizations and industry bodies like CII, FICCI, AIMA et al.

  • Harish Nim: Founder and CEO, Emerio Globesoft Pte Ltd. (Entrepreneurship)

    Harish founded and has spearheaded Emerio since 1997 from a one–man start up to an organization with over 2,200 employees. It is an SGD 100 million (USD 73 million/ INR 500 crore) IT Solutions and Services Company in Singapore with units in eleven countries. Emerio provides leading edge solutions to the Singapore government, and several other prestigious institutions. He has been honoured at several forums for his entrepreneurship.

  • Pradeep Gupta: Chairman, CyberMedia Group (Entrepreneurship)

    An Angel investor and mentor to a number of entrepreneurs, Pradeep Gupta is the main promoter as well as Chairman & Managing Director of Cyber Media (India) Ltd. He is an industry veteran of 40 years and is highly reputed in the IT Industry. He is a first-generation entrepreneur who pioneered technology publishing in India when he launched CyberMedia in 1982. He was conferred the Best Mentor (Private) for his role and contribution to mentoring entrepreneurs in the private sector at the National Entrepreneurship Awards 2016, instituted by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).

  • Dr. Ritu Agarwal: Distinguished University Professor and Robert H. Smith Dean’s Chair of Information Systems, Senior Associate Dean, Co-Director, Center for Health Information and Decision Systems, Robert H. Smith School of Business

    Professor Agarwal is a world-renowned scholar in information technology and is frequently called upon to deliver distinguished keynote addresses at major international and national conferences. She has published over 100 articles in journals of international repute and taught at major business schools in her 30-year career as a Professor across all programs. She also founded and is the Director of the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS). She recently has completed a 6-year term as the Editor-in-Chief of Information Systems Research, which is the world’s top academic journal in information systems. Prof. Agarwal received the Best Paper Award, MIS Quarterly, 2016 and is also a recipient of Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Service Award.

  • Ajay Bisaria: Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan (Government/Policy areas)

    Shri Bisaria is an Indian diplomat who is currently the High Commissioner of India to Pakistan. Earlier he served as the Private Secretary to the Prime Minister of India. He was India’s Ambassador to Poland, based in Warsaw, with concurrent accreditation to Lithuania from January 2015 to November, 2017.He is well known for forging strong partnerships on assignments with other countries and deepening India’s cultural footprint, has also served as India’s representative in the Warsaw-based Community of Democracies.

  • Saurabh Agrawal: Group CFO, Tata Sons (Corporate)

    He is the Group Chief Financial officer of Tata Sons, the holding company and promoter of over 100 Tata companies. In his role as group CFO, he has been focused on driving financial performance of the group through rigour and synergy in capital allocation, investment management decisions and portfolio optimisation. He has wide-ranging experience in strategy and capital markets, where he had a ringside view of the evolution of the Indian economy since the mid-90s. He advised clients on transactions valued more than US$16 billion. He also, is the Chairman of the insurance ventures of the Tata Group, and board member in Tata Sons.