In the clutter of awards and recognitions, the honour that stands out prominently is the one meted out by your alma mater. It was no different for Bombay Stock Exchange CEO Ashish Chauhan. He received IIM Calcutta’s highest honour, the distinguished alumnus award at a function in November.
In corporate battles, nail-biting drama tends to unfold at the highest levels. Often, moments of crisis creep up unexpectedly.It is during tough times, that one's true mettle is tested, believes Tata Steel MD TV Narendran. Speaking to students over a month ago, Narendran, who was awarded the distinguished alumnus award by alma mater IIM Calcutta, shared some of his learnings post B-school.
About Sriram Subramanian, 31st batch (1994 - 1996)
Sriram Subramanian is an Engineer from IIT Roorkee and an MBA from IIM Calcutta (PGP 31 – 1996). After a decade working in management consulting and corporate, Sriram founded Mind Matters in 2006, which is today one of India’s leading corporate training firms.
Sriram’s writing pursuits started at the age of six, when his mum, an English Professor, made him read random passages from serious sounding texts, count the number of words, and write précis requiring 50% word compression. He wrote her letters each week, faithfully; she marked them for grammar, punctuation, spelling and sentence construction in red ink.
Vivek Bhatia (38) will become the new CEO of thyssenkrupp Asia Pacific effective October 1, 2016. He succeeds Dr. Stefan Schmitt (40), who will move to thyssenkrupp AG as Head of Human Resources Strategy effective October 1. Vivek Bhatia has been Head of Strategy, Markets and Development at the Regional Headquarters in Singapore since May 2014, prior to which, as part of the Boston Consulting Group for several years, he advised industrial businesses on their strategy and operations, in markets across the world and as part of Engineers India Ltd. gained extensive experience in the Oil & Gas Industry.
BENGALURU: Faith in the innate genius of Indian entrepreneurship was top of mind at the country's de facto startup summit, as celebration of success and optimism about the future presented an interesting contrast to the more sombre prevailing narrative.
The brightest stars of the startup firmament, government leaders, investors and senior business executives came together in India's tech capital Bengaluru to pay tribute to the winners of The Economic Times Startup Awards, and pause to reflect on the state of affairs in one of the world's most important startup hubs.
Seema Bansal forged a path to public education reform for 15,000 schools in Haryana, India, by setting an ambitious goal: by 2020, 80 percent of children should have grade-level knowledge. She's looking to meet this goal by seeking reforms that will work in every school without additional resources. Bansal and her team have found success using creative, straightforward techniques such as communicating with teachers using SMS group chats, and they have already measurably improved learning and engagement in Haryana's schools.
Neeraj Sharda and Sudhanshu Goyal (PGDM 49th batch, 2014-2016) who are management graduates from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta have joined hands and launched two unique initiatives as part of their broad vision of transforming the offline advertising market. Their first solution is Chikoop which is an audio mobile marketing solution for all phones. Their second initiative is 8Hoarding is a revolutionary venture leading the much desired change in the way outdoor advertising industry work in India. It leverages big data intelligence, sophisticated mathematical models and inputs of advertising veterans to help brands select the right outdoor media for their campaigns.
One can definitely say that MG Parameswaran, popularly known as Ambi in the industry, is almost a synonym for advertising in India. Starting with his first ad he made as an account executive for Thermax to his new website Brand-building.com, he has seen advertising changing dynamically over the last four decades. Parameswaran very recently retired as Executive Director of FCB Ulka after a long stint at the agency.
Bikash Chowdhury's motivation to take English lessons was orange squash. The associate VP of treasury at JSW SteelBSE 0.26 % was the son of a Kolkata laundryman who pressed the clothes of the family of Arun Lal, the former Indian cricketer.
New Delhi: India’s largest e-commerce firm Flipkart on Wednesday said it has appointed Samardeep Subandh as its chief marketing officer. Subandh will focus on gaining customer insights, raising the level of customer centricity and driving the level of creativity and quality in all communication of the company. He will also be leading the social media communication for Flipkart.
He has over 17 years of experience in the consumer goods industry. Before joining Flipkart, Subandh was working as a chief sales officer at Marico Ltd. Before that, he spent close to 15 years with Hindustan Unilever across various marketing, sales and business assignments.
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