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Post Graduate Program for Executives (Managing Business in Emerging Economies) - PGPEx (MBEE)

PGPEx Annual Events

Alumni Meet - India habitat Centre, Delhi Chapter

“Nobody is bothered about an institution more than its alumni” – Mr. Narayan Murthy

Almost a decade since our institute was established in 2008, our graduates have widely spread throughout the globe in pursuit of growth, learning, knowledge and their contribution and performances have made a difference in various spheres of life.

This meet held on 3rd August 2019 provided us with an opportunity to gather everyone under one roof for sharing experiences, personal & professional journeys and thus helped in building happiness.

The meet began with the lighting of lamp & ganesh vandana followed by recital of a beautiful poetry by current PGPEx batch participant. There were welcome addresses by the Alumni Association Chairperson, the program chair & other distinguished professors of the institute.

The Alumni reminisced their early days through their story sharing & the video dedicated to them. The meet concluded on a happy note with the valedictory ceremony & the cake cutting by the alums.

Alumni Meet 2019
Alumni Meet 2019

Aujasya The Sino – India Business Conclave & Dialogue on HR Transformation in Contemporary Business Environment

Aujasya was organised at India Habitat Center, New Delhi on 3rd of August 2019. The ceremony was graced by eminent personalities from the corporate world with veterans coming from Energy & Utilities, Technology, Automotive, Finance, Consumer Goods, Consulting, and Human Resources background.

The ceremony began with an invocation by Prof. Sanjoy Mukherjee and the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries. A welcome address by the programme chair, Prof. Rohit Joshi, was followed by the keynote addresses by Mr. Santosh Pai (Partner, Link Legal), Mr. Ambarish Dasgupta (former Senior Partner, KPMG & PwC), and Mr. Alen Wang (MD, China Telecom (India) Pvt. Ltd. & Head of Chinese Chamber of Commerce in India). The speakers touched upon Sino-Indian business integration, digital revolution and demand for talent during the localization of Chinese enterprises. A special focus on “The need for the Cross-Industrial Ecosystem for India & China” ensued an hour-long panel discussion amongst the industry experts on the subject, which provided new insights and also garnered keen interest of the audience.

Panelist :

Moderator : Shri Santosh Pai, Partner Linklegal India Law Services and Visiting faculty IIM Shillong

1. Shri Satchidananda Ray Head Strategic Marketing India and South Asia,Philips Healthsystems.

2. Dr. Lovneesh Chanana, Vice President Digital Government, APAC and Japan, SAP

3. Shri Tej Kapoor, Co-Executive President & Dy Chief Representative of India Fosun RZ Capital

4. Shri Prasun Talukdar Director Johnson Controls India

5. Shri Divay Pranay Sr AVP, Invest India (China and Hongkong)

Another panel discussion was also conducted on the topic “The Disruptive innovations in Human Resource” in which new set of experts from the HR domain enlightened the audience with their industry experience , the current trends and upcoming disruptive changes in HR domain.

Panelist :

Moderator : Prof Sanjeeb Kakoty, Associate Professor, IIM Shillong


1. Shri Budaraju Sudhakar, Head HR Energy Business, Adani Power

2. Shri Varinder Verma, Head, HR Transformation, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd

3. Shri Pallab Chakrabarty, Director Operation, Amazon

4. Shri Kunjvihari Jandhyala, CHRO, Tata Power (Solar)

5. Shri Sandeep Tyagi, Director, Human Resources, Samsung Electronics

Dr Srinivas session GPEx 2018
Dr Srinivas session GPEx 2018
Dr Srinivas session GPEx 2018

LEAD - An Initiative to Interact with Industry Stalwarts 

Mr. Prabir Jha

Mr. Prabir Jha (Founder & CEO, Prabir Jha People Advisory Ex-President & Global Chief People Officer, Cipla Limited)
Spoke about human capital, new age leadership and what will determine the relevance of organisations in future.

Mr. Ajit Gupta

Mr. Ajit Gupta (Enterprise Controller Microsoft India)
Spoke about Industry 4.0, Digital transformation in Finance & Management and various facets of digitization in business ranging from HR to Supply Chain Management.

Mr. Nishant Govil

Mr. Nishant Govil (Managing Director BlackRock)
Spoke about the role of technology and artificial intelligence in finance

Ms. Lakshmi Iyer

Ms. Lakshmi Iyer (CIO - Fixed Income & Head-Products Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company )
Spoke about portfolio management, bonds, and mutual funds and also shared her experience and career growth journey

LEAD is one of the flagship events of PGP Executive (Managing Business in Emerging Economies) program at IIM Shillong. The leadership lecture series kicked off in the year 2013 with the vision of connecting Industry experts with the academia and students of IIM Shillong and to promote a mutual dialogue. As promised, till date LEAD has witnessed over twenty eminent guests from various industries and has become an enriching platform for the students of IIM Shillong to learn from the experiences of all these leaders.

At LEAD, IIM Shillong invites eminent personalities from various industries and aspire to create a strong networking platform between industry stalwarts and future leaders. Each speaker is encouraged to share his/her insights and experiences in his/her area of expertise and this session is followed by a round of discussion between the participants and the speaker.

Guest Lectures in China

Dr. Srinivas Yanamandra
Chief Compliance Officer
New Development Bank, Shanghai, China 

In a 2 days weekend lecture at Fudan School of Management, Shanghai, Dr Srinivas touched upon a range of topics including Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, Block-Chain & AI superpowers and discussed about their current and future impact on business and day to day lives of the individuals.

Dr Srinivas session GPEx 2018
Johnson and Johnson PGPex 2018

Ms. Debbie Zhang
Manager Johnson & Johnson,
Suzhou, China

Ms. Zhang spoke about the general perceptions that people have before coming to China and the actual reality. She also reflected upon and shared her journey at Johnson & Johnson, the product lines, and also engaged the participants through group activities and brain storming sessions..