Guest Lectures

Ascend Guest Lecture Series | Mr. Somasundaram Ramasubramaniam, Head (Strategic Initiatives) | Mytrah Energy

The students of IIFT were delighted to host Mr. Somasundaram Ramasubramaniam – Head of Strategic Initiatives at Mytrah Energy for a guest lecture. Mr. Ramasubramaniam started the talk by explaining how we sometimes tend to be fixated about the right answers wherein we should focus more on asking the right questions, developing a mental framework …

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Ascend Guest Lecture Series | Mr. Joydeb Dhar, General Manager (Human Resources) | Tata NYK Shipping Pte. Ltd.

The students of IIFT were delighted to host Mr. Joydeb Dhar, General Manager(Human Resources), Tata NYK Shipping Pte. Ltd. Mr. Dhar talked extensively on the changing perception of the role of Human Resources in the functioning of an organization. He began his talk by opining that in the present day, HR is being seen more …

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Ascend Guest Lecture Series | Prof (Dr.) Manoj Pant | Director, IIFT

The Monthly Seminar Series at IIFT was set in motion with the introductory session graced by Prof. (Dr.) Manoj Pant, Director, IIFT. Prof. Pant spoke in detail on the topic “Keynes, Macroeconomics and the Global Economy: Why Emerging Countries Matter.” The session was a blend of both interaction and information, as Prof. Pant took the …

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Ascend Guest Lecture Series | Mr. Aaquib Hussain, Founder & Director | I And We

IIFT was delighted to host Mr. Aaqib Hussain, Founder and Director, I And We for an exciting and engaging talk about the education system in our country and how his organization is creating products that can bring a change in this area. He started off by talking about the education system that the attendees have …

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Women Emerging in Finance | Goldman Sachs

The students of IIFT were delighted to be a part of the session conducted by Goldman Sachs on “Women Emerging in Finance.” The eminent panellists were Ms. Nidhi Sharma, Vice President- HR Business Partner, Ms. Kavitha Kamath, Vice President- Operations Chief of Staff, Mr. Nelson Jacob, Associate- HR and Ms. Athira Pradeep- Equity Research Analyst …

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Ascend Guest Lecture Series | Mr. Deepayan Sensharma, Director – HR (India, Middle East and Africa) | Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group

The students of IIFT had the pleasure of hosting Mr. Deepayan Sensharma, Director – HR (India, Middle East, and Africa), JLT India for an interactive and informative session. During this thoroughly engaging session, Mr. Sensharma spoke about technological disruptions and the change it will bring about in the workforce. Mr. Sensharma started off the session …

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Ascend Guest Lecture Series | Mr. Anurag Mehrotra, President & Managing Director | Ford India

The students of IIFT were delighted to host Mr. Anurag Mehrotra, President & Managing Director of Ford India. During this thoroughly engaging session, Mr. Mehrotra spoke on the topic of “Brand Equity” and Ford’s inventive approach to marketing. Mr. Mehrotra spoke of the advent of financial brand management and the ways to measure the tangible …

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Ascend Guest Lecture Series | Ms. Rachana Panda, Chief Communications Officer | GE Southeast Asia

It was a great pleasure to host Ms. Rachana Panda, CCO and Citizenship leader, GE Southeast Asia at IIFT for an informative fireside chat. The discussion started off with the host, Mr. Nitesh Padhi, asking about her career path and job role of a communications specialist. Ms. Panda said that corporate communication is an ever …

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Ascend Guest Lecture Series | Mr. Pratiman Kumar, Global Head of Marketing and Communication (Nutrition, Health and Wellness Strategic Business Unit) | Nestle

IIFT was privileged to host Mr. Pratiman Kumar, Global Head of Marketing and Communication (Nutrition, Health and Wellness Strategic Business Unit), Nestle, and an alumnus of the 1991-93 batch of IIFT. He reminisced about his journey – from doing an MBA from INSEAD to being tagged as a strategy person when he had always wanted …

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Ascend Guest Lecture Series | Mr. Jagdish Goel, Chairman & MD | Ornate Solar

IIFT was proud to host Mr. Jagdish Goel, Chairman and Managing Director, Ornate Solar, an alumnus from the batch of 1977 for an interactive session with students. Mr. Goel chose to start the session with ‘the truth of existence’ by narrating a story from his life and driving home the point that family and parents …

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