Students represents the ideology of the institution and with every graduating gem the stature of an institution increases by an inch. The following are the list of Distinguished Alumni who have been awarded the ‘Alumni Recognition Award’:
Chief Executive Officer at Innovative Foods Ltd. (Sumeru)
Mithun Appaiah is a maverick corporate leader who has scaled great heights at a very young age. He is an expert in the consumer brand space with stints across all functions. He has been associated with brands like Nestle , Britannia , UB Group and ID foods. Winner of several awards like CEO & MD award at Britannia, innovator award with UB group, topper in marketing at IFIM , best outgoing student award to name a few to his testimony. He has also been the founding member of the IFIM Alumni association and is a key participant in all Alumni activities. He is a mentor to various start-ups and businesses.
Business Head – Aventis, United Arab Emirates
Akhil Mullick is an International business leader catalysing sector agnostic business growth, with over two decades of work across diverse geographies, business environments & industry type. Akhil holds in depth knowledge of Mobile Telecom, IOT & FMCG industries, worked in leadership positions with Fortune 100 organizations. Delivered strong & sustainable growth of mega brands. He has received recognition as contributor to organizational success, global awards. Worked with brands such as Alghanim Industries & Sony Mobile Communications and Huawei Mobiles.
Assistant Vice President - Infrastructure & Logistics at GENPACT
Amarjeet Singh has a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Providing leadership, strategic directions, and prioritizing initiative focussed on client service, value delivery, system reliability, efficiency/cost control, training, budget/project planning, and resource management. He has worked with brands like workPlace & Blow Plast Limited.
Co-Founder at Finnable Credit Pvt Ltd
Amit Arora is a banker turned entrepreneur who has worked with the Standard Chartered bank for over 21years across 4 different countries and 12 different roles. His key positions include Head of Portfolio Management for India Cards, Country Head of Risk in Malaysia, Country Head of Retail Banking in Vietnam, COO Retail Products & Digital Banking for the group based out of Singapore his last role was Regional Digital Head for South East Asia. Founder of a fintech venture Finnable based out of Bangalore in 2019.
Director - Earths Path Wellness LLC (Brand owner - Teatox Life, Herbs for Paws)
Bharath Balakrishnan is a Senior Management Professional with a unique blend of Strategy, Solution and Management Consulting experience with proven track record in delivering large scale finance, tax and business transformation engagements, finance strategy and operations engagements, Fusing Entrepreneurial blend with strategic vision to own 2 trademarks in US, 1 in India and generate over $500K sales annually through Amazon marketplace and own ecommerce website Successfully outsource and build business model that is now being expanded across USA, UK, India and Canada. He has worked with brands such as Ocwen Financial Solutions, Spectra Innovations Inc & Accenture.
National Sales Manager at Tata AIG General Insurance Company Ltd
Binto Augustine has worked in the insurance industry for over a decade. He has worked with insurance market leaders like Bajaj Allianz, ICICI Prudential & Tata AIG. His key areas of expertise are
CEO at Chatterjee Cleaning Arts Services Pvt. Ltd
Debtosh Chatterjee has been an entrepreneur form the beginning of his career and has been running a highly sort after company in Kolkata for over 25 years now. His keep skills are Business Strategy Marketing Strategy Entrepreneurship.
Founder & Director at Fintegriti Capital
Gunit Singh is an investment veteran with over 20+ years of experience in the financial services industry. He has had extensive exposure in wealth management, investment and asset management business across various geographies in India. His stint with HDFC Asset Management Company Limited spanned 13 years and he served as a business head in various geographies, managing Institutional / Family Offices investment portfolios, apart from handling all business functions & responsible for the P&L. In his current avatar as the founder of Fintegriti Capital, he is actively connecting the dots in the financial investments space.
Partner at Eilian Bizwin Business Advisor & Strategy Consultant
Jubin Mishra is an accomplished, senior business leader with over 20 years of experience in the area of strategy, consulting, investment banking, M&A, sales acceleration and change management. Overall, his career span includes work across Information Technology, Financial Services, Consumer Electronics & Media, HR Services & Staffing, Education and Social Development Sectors. He is also a leadership coach, mentor, columnist and a faculty in the area of marketing and communications. Jubin has had experience of working in leadership roles with leading global 100 brands (Accenture, HSBC, LG Group, Sony and Newscorp). He is the founder partner of Eiliant Advisors, which is a niche growth advisory and investment banking firm.
Deputy General Manager- Ziox Mobiles
Keshav Pai has been credited for expertise in formulating pivotal revenue turnaround strategies and growing business significantly focused on solutions-based projects, management disciplines, administration, and Consultative Sales he has been awarded with the Best RSM for Outstanding Leadership in South India (2014 & 2015).
Director APAC - Sales Enablement at salesforce.com
Kiran Kumar is Experienced Professional in Sales and Business Development on Cloud Computing and SaaS Solutions. His expertise includes CRM, Content Delivery Services (CDN) sales and Retail specific Business intelligence Products He have honed his skills specializing in leading new business units, international market developments, solution selling and B2B / enterprise sales. He has worked with industry leading companies like Oracle, Akamai Technologies and Manthan Systems.
MD & COO at Briskon Inc
Madhur Uniyal come with 20yrs of accomplished cross-functional professional experience in the software industry, with core skills in capital markets domain, consulting & technology management and team management.
Country Leader at Netsuite India
Murali Manohar is a Sales leader with extensive experience in building business from scratch; formulating marketing strategy, building sales teams(inside and outside), forging relationships with large SI's and ISV's. Murali has been an integral part of Oracle’s Human Capital Management (HCM) and Business Intelligence team .
PMP Director at KPMG India
Shailesh Kewalramani is an PMI certified Project Management Professional with 20 years’ experience in Infrastructure and building projects covering greenfield airports, inland waterways , high rise buildings, industrial buildings with a demonstrated history of leading teams to managing and deliver the projects . Skilled in Project Planning , Bid Process Management, Construction management , Quality assurance and controls, Cost and claims Management, Project Controls, Engineering Coordination and stakeholder management.
Vice President at Kingsley Gate Partners, LLC
Shikha Sheth is a service sector expert with over 22 years of experience working across multiple domains. Currently leading the revenue office in India as part of the Asia Pacific team for a Global Executive Search Firm Kingsley Gate Partners. In her previous role, she was an entrepreneur running her own search firm called Bluewater Consulting. Shika became a private banker for the next decade working with HSBC managing a team of relationship managers and managed assets of High net worth individuals. She is also closely associated with a national award winning NGO called Clothes Box Foundation as an advisor.
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Senior Manager at Standard Chartered Bank
Arun BN is an Risk Management Expert with 16 years of Industry experience. Currently managing Risk Analytics & consulting vertical for Asia pacific region. In his previous role with Standard Chartered, Arun was instrumental in driving the Digital Agenda of the Bank for Risk unit at a global level and also was a certified trainer for Credit Risk Management. He worked across, credit Initiation, credit underwriting, collections, bureau management, reporting & loss forecasting with organisations such as HSBC, Standard Chartered & Barclays Bank Plc.
Director Finance - Amazon Web Services Infrastructure
Pankaj Purohit is a finance professional with rich experience in the US and India across Strategic Planning, Business partnership Corporate Finance, Forecasting, Budgeting, Results Analysis, Investment Analysis, Reengineering and Rolling Forecasts. Pankaj has also received Honors-Awards such as CFO Pinnacle Award Finance, Star Performer Award Go & Gro.
Founder & CEO at Indiassetz
Shivam Sinha has worked with 2 of the largest Financial Institutions Globally in HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) in various departments in the Consumer Banking world. Started at the lowest level after completing his MBA at IFIM with a Sales Officer position in 1998 and from there moved to be the City Head for Mortgages in 2000 at HSBC. Shivam was the national head at SCB when he quit to start Indiassetz in 2014.
Head of CoE - Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at NASSCOM
Snehanshu Mitra is a data Science enthusiast with about 2 decades of experience in various leadership roles across multiple industries. I have had the privilege of being associated with large multinationals such as Vodafone and Dell as well as niche data science firms. Currently, He has head the Center of Excellence at NASSCOM for Data Science & Artificial Intelligence.
Musician, composer and writer
Ujjayinee Roy is a playback singer for Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam and Telegu films. She has also lent her voice for numerous jingles, ad-films and voice-overs. Ujjayinee has been performing for All India Radio and Doordarshan Kendra from the age of seven. She is also a theater artist and is associated with a theater group called "Madras Lights". She has been the founder member of bands like Tribe and Aurko and has been for the last 7 years fronting a band called Noize Inc.
Senior Program Manager at Standard Chartered Bank
Vikas Bhalla is a Business & Technology lead carrying over 20 years of demonstrated experience in Large Scale Agile Transformation, Business Consulting, Account Management, Program/Project Management, and Global Delivery. Vikas is an exceptional coach and mentor, providing senior-level leadership, inspiring innovation, and driving change on a global scale. Vikas has worked with industry leaders like Hewlett Packard, Wipro and IBM.
General Manager – Toyota Kirloskar Motor
Simant Arun has over 20 years of experience in the automotive Industry. He is a team management and Business Strategy expert with key skills in client relations and network development.
Chief of Communication at UNICEF
Abhijit Shanker is a global Internal Communications & Employee Engagement leader across business, non profit and media. His experience includes driving Communications & Change Management Campaigns, Engaging remote & mobile workforce, Executive Communications, Stakeholder Management and Creating Learning & Training Solutions. He is the Founder and Chief of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)’s Global Internal Communications function. He is also responsible for leading Communication teams across 125+ countries, measuring social impact and purpose.
Director of Photography, Kannada Film Industry
Started my career as a freelancer in Directing and Cinematography. Took my time in learning and building experience while I did Short Films which won National Awards, Corporate Ads, music albums. Gained more experience while I worked in Hollywood Film Production House "Warner Bros. Entertainment" for a year as a Media Associate. After a three years’ experience in Kannada Film Industry built me up for the real world taking up huge projects. Currently, completed two films as a Director of Photography. One recent proud moment, one of the films "Mudita" Indian International Feature Film which I worked as a Chief Assistant Director was screened in Cannes Film Festival, France. The film is now available on Amazon Prime in 65 countries
Team Lead – AI & ML
Finance Analyst and Sales Expert with 6 years of Industrial Experience. Currently Leading a set of analysts going head-on with sales and marketing. In the previous role as a Finance analyst in Thomson Reuters, Prathap supported Clients across Asia, Amers, and EMEA and providing crucial Business information included a specialist in Equity, Fixed Income, Derivates, Foreign Exchange. Presently, he is working for a start-up which is leading in the Education Tech industry as a Team Lead in Sales and Marketing handling the crucial information with analysis of data with Great Learning
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Assistant Manager; SZK Global Consulting India Pvt Ltd
Sravanthi Naidu is working with SZK global consulting India Pvt Ltd., a Japanese startup working in the field of direct and indirect taxation and accounting, for the past year.