November 29, 2015
Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur organised the second day of the Leadership Conclave 2015 The event was sponsored by ICICI Bank and partnered by Reliance Industries Limited. It has caught the imagination of the corporate world as top leaders from companies like IBM, Reliance Industries Limited, ICICI Prudential, ABP News, Aramex International, JK Tyre & Industries Limited, Eveready Industries Limited and Wockhardt Limited, to name a few, made their presence felt.
Day 2 carried forward the enthusiasm that was set on the first day. The day began with a student’s presentation highlighting the achievements of IIM Kashipur and a video showcasing “Journey at IIM Kashipur” was played. Mr. TK Srirang, Head-HR, ICICI Bank sent an inspiring video message for the students, highlighting the exemplary work being performed by the students of IIM Kashipur in their esteemed bank.
The event was divided in to two different panel discussions. The first discussion was on the theme, “The Start Up culture”. Mr. Aniruddha Deshmukh MD and CEO, Mafatlal Industries Ltd, presented the key note speech. He emphasised on the bonding that exists amongst the stakeholders in a startup organisation and the motivation that leads people to leave the cushion of a high paying job to seek thrills and create value in a start up company. The keynote speech was followed by panel discussion which was moderated by Prof Rajat Sharma, and it comprised of Mr. Prem Singh, President – Global HR , Wockhardt Ltd, Mr. Anirudh Tripathy :- Managing Director , KPM Assets, Mr. B. Venkataramana:- President – Group HR , Landmark Group and Mr. Sanjay Bhargava :- Managing Director, Samara Capital. The panel concluded that the start up culture is on the rise as more and more people and intrigued by it and the phenomenal value it provides to them. The entire eco-system has developed and is adept to nurture these start ups.
Mr Kamal Singh, Director General, National Human Resource Development Network delivered a keynote speech on his experiences related to industry and academic collaboration.
The speech was followed by a panel discussion. The panel comprised of Mr. Vikram Singh :- Commercial Manager – Purification , Johnson Matthey, Mr. Abhijit Sengupta, Eveready Industries, and Mr. Ravi Arora :- Managing Director , KPM Assets. The panellists discussed how the business environment in India has been transformed by economic reforms allowing globalization and Foreign Direct Investment. This evolved environment has put up some debatable questions like should the best global practices be borrowed or relevant practices be developed; Are the best practices universal around the globe; can business practices from the west be replicable in India?
The closing remarks were presented by Professor Somnath Ghosh, Dean (Academics) and Professor Gautam Sinha, Director IIM Kashipur. A vote of thanks was delivered by Professor Abinash Panda. The conclave left a big impressions and left students asking for more. It was a very enriching experience for the students and we look forward to the next edition.