From the scores of people who are alumni of various elite business schools of India, we begin by naming just a few:
- Dr. Raghuram Rajan
Besides being the Ex-Govornor of the Reserve Bank of India, Dr. Raghuram Rajan was also appointed as the Chief Economist at IMF at the age of 40, and from October 2003 to December 2006, he held the post. Raghuram Rajan set the foundation for the IMF’s economic nation models to incorporate banking sector analyses. He completed his management degree from IIM-A after doing engineering from IIT-D and then moved to the USA to pursue PhD from MIT in the field of management.
- Vinita Bali
Vinita Bali is the MD of Britannia India Limited and completed her management studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, as well. She continues to be a director at CRISIL (since 2014) and Titan (since 2006). She also sits on the board of the Hindu group of newspapers.
- Mallika Sarabhai
Mallika Sarabhai is a management graduate from IIM-A and PhD in Organisational Behaviour and dons many hats as a dancer, activist, choreographer and writer.
- Neelam Dhawan
Previously the MD of Microsoft India (2005-2008), Neelam Dhawan is the current MD of Hewlett-Packard India, one of the biggest technology firms in India. She did her management studies at the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi.
- Roopa Kudva
Formerly the MD and CEO at CRISIL Limited, she is now a member of boards at Infosys and Tata AIA Life Insurance, and now a partner and Managing Director, India at Omidyar Network, Roopa Kudva’s resume is extremely impressive. She pursued her MBA at IIM-Ahmedabad.
- Sunil Duggal
Sunil Duggal is the current MD and CEO at Dabur India, a company he has been part of since 1995. He graduated from BITS Pilani and completed his management degree from IIM-Calcutta.
- Vikrant Bhargava
The founder of Veddis Ventures, Vikranta Bhargava, was the previous Group Marketing Director at PartyGaming Plc, one of the world’s biggest network of online gambling websites. He completed his management studies at IIM-Calcutta.
- Srinath Narasimhan
Srinath Narasimhan is the current Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Tata Teleservices and graduated from IIM-Calcutta.
- Krishnakumar Natarajan
Krishnakumar Natarajan started his career at Wipro, is the ex-Chairman of NASSCOM, co-founded Mindtree and is currently the Executive Chairman of Mindtree. He is an alumnus of XLRI, Jamshedpur.
- K. Radhakrishnan
An alumnus of IIM-Bangalore, K. Radhakrishnan is an Indian scientist, chairman of the Indian Institutes of Engineering Science and Technology and Chairman of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology. He previously served as Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) between 2009 and 2014. He is also an accomplished vocalist (Carnatic music) and Kathakali artist.
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