Distinguished Alumni Awards

Rajeev Bakshi PGP 79 and Das Narayandas PGP 84 are Distinguished Alumni of 2014

We take great pride in announcing the winners of the Distinguished Alumni Awards 2014. The awardees of this year are Rajeev Bakshi PGP 79 (CEO of Metro Cash & Carry) and Prof. Das Narayandas PGP 84 (Senior Associate Dean and James J. Hill Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School).This award is in recognition of their significant professional excellence, contribution to the industry, academia and the society.

Rajeev Bakshi, Managing Director of METRO Cash & Carry India, is responsible for providing strategic leadership  for the overall  operations and growth of METRO in India. Under his guidance METRO Cash & Carry India has  embarked on a pan-India expansion  with a focus on customer orientation.In his career spanning close to 35  years, Rajeev has held senior leadership positions in  companies like ICICI Ventures, Pepsico International and  Cadbury Schweppes.


Das Narayandas is James J. Hill Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. He is  currently the Senior  Associate Dean, Chair, Harvard Business Publishing and Senior Associate Dean, Chair,  Executive Education. In addition, he is co-chair of  the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program,  Building Client Management Capabilities in Professional Service Firms. His  academic credentials include a Bachelor  of Technology degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, a PGP from the IIMB, and a Ph.D. in Management from Purdue  University.

The award will be given away during the Foundation Day celebrations of IIMB to be held on October 28, 2014. We solicit your presence at this august ceremony. 


Salutations to the captain of India's Mars Mission - Dr. K Radhakrishnan

As the nation celebrated Mangalyaan's successful entry into the Mars Orbiter, IIMB's celebration was made extra sweet by the fact that we had our alumnus leading this mission. Padmashri Dr. K Radhakrishnan PGP 76, Chairman of ISRO, has been the captain of India's Mars Mission. We, the entire IIMB community, congratulate him on this larger-than-life achievement.

book excerpts

Hemant Soreng PGP 97 releases his first book 'Start me up' -Excerpts

Hemant Albert Soreng PGP 97 is a high-altitude mountaineer, ultra-marathoner, amateur cyclist and digital marketing professional. His first book 'Start me up' is set in the dot com boom & bust era of 1999-2001, Start Me Up is a humorous, fast-paced and inspiring account of the journey taken by these young impulsive entrepreneurs, experiencing the exciting adrenaline rush of ups and downs, as they struggle to survive and to succeed, while having fun, loads of fun. Read a chapter from the book