Distinguished Alumnus Award

  • MR. G M KAPUR

    Gm Kapur or gm as he is widely known is a long-time resident of Kolkata. He followed the then and even now sought-after path of an engineering and management education followed by a business career which included a stint with the state bank of India as well as private enterprise. He is currently advising in the area of business matchmaking. He made a course correction on the way when heritage conservation and restoration became a passion after he saw the decay which Kolkata, then Calcutta, was being subjected to. He joined what was called ‘an army of conscience keepers to the nation – to protect what is rightfully ours – our heritage”. Which was an invitation to join the Indian national trust for art and cultural heritage which he felt was the perfect platform for furthering the cause of heritage conservation. The seeds of his interest in history and heritage were sown at IIM Calcutta itself. The course in industrial and economic history under the venerable and erudite professor Barun De in the first term at IIMC lit the spark. This continued alongside his business activity but has taken on a much more active role now with the setting up of the Intach conservation institute which is the largest centre in Kolkata for the conservation of material heritage especially in the private domain and the Intach heritage academy in new Delhi which offers both online and offline heritage education. His role as an activist in this area is widely acknowledged because of which he has been invited to serve on various government panels and industry associations where the symbiotic relationship between heritage and tourism has been nurtured and developed to help in deriving economic value from tangible and intangible heritage. In addition, he is active in various civil society causes as well, including social service, peace initiatives, environmental and urban regeneration issues.

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  • MR. SRIKANT SASTRI

    Srikant is a certified Independent Director. He successfully executed M&A strategy as India Chairperson of global corporation. He is also on Board & advisory roles at fast-growing companies, and with government. He is also President, TiE Delhi-NCR. He is a Successful entrepreneur who built & sold two large services ventures in India & SE Asia. He was also a Co-founder of AI & Big Data product company. He led and advised companies that deploy new-age technologies – MedTech, digital, AI, IoT and used radical product development, manufacturing & GTM models. Business models for engaging millennial customers. He is an Innovation expert who advises companies, government, startups & universities. He also mentors & angel invests with range of for-profit social enterprises. Grassroots experience of running own not-for-profit He is presently Chairman, IIM Calcutta Innovation Park Chairman, I3G Advisory Network, Co-Founder & Director, Crayon Data, Singapore (AI & Big Data product company) Director, F.I.R.S.T, IIT Kanpur Member, National Expert Advisory Committee on Innovation, Incubation & Technology Entrepreneurship, DST, Government of India Member, NIDHI Centre of Excellence Monitoring Committee, CSIR-NCL Venture Center Creator, ChaloStartUp web series.

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  • MR SANJAY GUPTA

    Sanjay Gupta is the Country Head and Vice President of Google India and leads teams that help businesses transform and grow by leveraging digital, with a focus on small and medium enterprises, women entrepreneurs, and start-ups. As a leader, Sanjay is focused on driving key initiatives under Google’s mission in India of making the Internet helpful and safer for a billion Indians and driving efforts to make India a leading digital economy. Sanjay joined Google in early 2020 with a stellar career that spans nearly three decades across the sunrise sectors like media and entertainment, telecom and FMCG industry giving him deep understanding of India’s diverse consumer and business landscape. Before Google, Sanjay was Managing Director of Star and Disney India where he played a pivotal role in extending Star’s traditional television content to digital consumers through Hotstar. He is also widely credited for building their sports business. Sanjay began his career at Hindustan Unilever, where he went onto lead marketing for two of the company's critical segments: Oral and Home care. He then moved to serve as Bharti Airtel’s Chief Marketing Officer for its mobile business, spearheading the growth agenda for the company. In addition to being a founder member of The Nudge/ Foundation which works in the area of poverty alleviation, Sanjay champions responsible progress for the Internet Industry in India in his capacity as a Chairperson of the Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). He also actively invests time in mentoring young professionals, startup founders and is part of several advisory committees. Sanjay is a post graduate from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kolkata, and is an engineer from Delhi College of Engineering. Sanjay currently lives in Mumbai.

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  • DR ANINDYA GHOSE

    Anindya Ghose is the Heinz Riehl Chair Professor of Business at New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business where he holds a joint appointment in the IOMS and Marketing departments. He is the author of TAP: Unlocking The Mobile Economy, which is a double winner in the 2018 Axiom Business Book Awards and has been translated into multiple languages. He is the Director of the Masters of Business Analytics Program at NYU Stern. He is a Leonard Stern Faculty Scholar with an MBA scholarship (the Ghose Scholarship) named after him. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Wharton School of Business. In 2014, he was named by Poets & Quants as one of the Top 40 Professors Under 40 Worldwide and by Analytics Week as one the "Top 200 Thought Leaders in Big Data and Business Analytics". He is the youngest ever recipient of the prestigious INFORMS ISS Distinguished Fellow Award, given to recognize individuals who (i) have made outstanding intellectual contributions to the discipline with publications that have made a significant impact on theory, research, and practice and (ii) intellectual stewardship of the field as reflected in the mentoring of doctoral students and young researchers. In 2017 he was recognized by Thinkers50 as one of the Top 30 Management Thinkers globally most likely to shape the future of how organizations are managed and led in the next generation. Thinkers50 also bestowed the Distinguished Achievement Award Nomination for 'Digital Thinking' in 2017. His rise from assistant to full professor in 8.5 years at NYU Stern is widely regarded as one of the fastest in the history of several disciplines in business schools globally. He serves as an Associate Editor of Management Science and a Senior Editor of Information Systems Research as a Senior E-Business Consultant with IBM. He has a B. Tech in Engineering from the Regional Engineering College (NIT) in Jalandhar, and an M.B.A in Finance, Marketing and Systems from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business. He is an accomplished high altitude mountaineer and has climbed in five continents.

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