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Famous MBA Alumni of Top B-Schools in India

Abhinav Chamoli
Abhinav ChamoliUpdated On: July 14, 2022 04:02 pm IST | CAT

An MBA degree has helped graduates from different streams get into leadership roles in the government and the private sector. Taking an MBA degree can be the best decision of your career provided that you do it from a good B-school and at the right time.

Famous MBA Alumni of Top B-Schools in India

India is home to some of the best business schools in the world. Apart from the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), there are many other MBA colleges in India whose graduates have gone to take up leadership positions in top companies all around the world or have achieved success in many other fields.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) is considered to be one of the best postgraduate course one can pursue, no matter the background. The course not only causes an academic enhancement in a student but also shapes their analytical and problem-solving skills, which allows them to view day-to-day problems from a very different perspective and, hence, come up with creative and effective solutions to these problems.

This is why an MBA is considered to be the mantra of success and it is easy to find innumerable examples of MBA degree holders who have gone on to achieve success and fame in their respective fields. A large share of CEOs and MDs of the top companies around the world have an MBA degree in common.

In order to highlight the excellent job opportunities after an MBA, we have provided a list of some of the famous MBA alumni of the top B-schools of India who are considered to be a part of the top brass of the management sector.

Table of Contents
  1. Famous MBA Alumni of Top B-Schools
  2. Notable Alumni of Top B-Schools

    1. Notable Alumni of IIM-A

    2. Notable Alumni of IIM-B

    3. Notable Alumni of IIM-C

    4. Notable Alumni of FMS Delhi

    5. Notable Alumni of IIM-L

Famous MBA Alumni of Top Indian B-Schools

Given below are some very famous personalities who have graduated from some of India's top management schools. They have helped MBA earn the fame that it currently enjoys as being one of the best postgraduate degree courses in India.



MBA College

Dr Raghuram Rajan

Ex-Governor of RBI

IIM Ahmedabad

Chetan Bhagat


Ajay Banga

President and CEO of MasterCard

Deep Kalra

Founder and CEO of

Indira Nooyi

Former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo

IIM Calcutta

Chanda Kocchar

Ex-MD and CEO of ICICI Bank

JBIMS Mumbai

Harit Nagpal

MD and CEO of Tata Sky

FMS Delhi

Prasoon Joshi

CEO of McCann Worldgroup India

IMT Ghaziabad

Avani Davda

MD of Godrej Nature's Basket

NMIMS Mumbai

Rakesh Kapoor

Former CEO of Reckitt Benckiser

XLRI Jamshedpur

Sanjay Verma

CEO - Asia Pacific at G4S

MDI Gurgaon

Notable Past Alumni of Top B-Schools

There are many management colleges in India who have been the alma mater of noteworthy figures in the management industry. Some graduates of these colleges have led and shaped the growth of existing industries. Others have been innovators and have been the founders of influential companies that have proved to be game-changers of their industries and provided employment to thousands of people.

Let's take a look at some of the most notable alumni of the top Indian B-Schools.

Notable Alumni of IIM Ahmedabad

The table below contains some of the most notable alumni that have studied at IIM Ahmedabad.




Late C K Prahalad

Thought Leader

PGP 1966

Kiran Karnik

Central Board of Directors in Reserve Bank of India

PGP 1968

Marti G. Subrahmanyam

Prof. of Finance, Stern School of Business

PGP 1969

Beheruz Nariman Sethna

Prof. of Business at the University of West Georgia

PGP 1973

Srikant M. Datar

Prof. of Business Administration at Harvard Business School

PGP 1978

Vijay Mahajan

Founder and Chairman of BASIX Group

PGP 1980

Roopa Kudva

MD of Omidyar Network India

PGP 1986

Sanjeev Bikchandani

Founder and CEO of

PGP 1989

M.P. Vasimalai

Executive Director of DHAN Foundation

PGP 1993

Rahul Agarwal

MD & CEO of Lenovo India

PGP 1996

Yashish Dahiya

Co-Founder & CEO of

PGP 1996

Notable Alumni of IIM Bangalore

Here are some popular management professionals who have passed out from IIM Bangalore.




K. Radhakrishnan

Former Chairman of ISRO

PGP 1976

Aswath Damodaran

Prof. of Finance, New York University

PGP 1979

Shashi Sinha

CEO IPG Mediabrands India

PGP 1981

Ravi Neelakantan

Advisor, Center for Public of Policy IIM Bangalore

PGP 1982

Malavika Harita

CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi Focus

PGP 1982

Damodar Mall

CEO of Reliance Retail

PGP 1986

Gopal Krishna Nayak

Director of IIIT Bhubaneswar

PGP 1988

Sameer Suneja

CEO of Perfetti Van Melle

PGP 1994

Hasmukh Adhia

Former Finance Secretary

PGPPM 2002

Notable Alumni of IIM Calcutta

The most notable alumni of IIM Calcutta can be found in the table given below.




Ashish Chauhan

MD and CEO of Bombay Stock Exchange


Sabyasachi Hajara

Former Chairman and MD of Shipping Corporation of India

PGDM 1973

Sunil Alagh

Founder and MD SKA Advisors

PGDM 1968

Sunil Duggal

CEO Vedanta Group


T V Narendran

MD of Tata Steel

PGDM 1988

Ajit Balakrishnan

Founder and CEO of

PGDM 1971

Pranay Chulet

Co-Founder and CEO of


Gopal Vittal

CEO of Bharti Airtel


Deepak Mohoni

Stock Market Analyst

MBA 1977

Sudhakar Ram

Founder & CEO Benow

MBA 1982

Nishi Vasudeva

Independent Director of HCL Technologies


Notable Alumni of FMS Delhi

There have been many successful management professionals who partially owe their success to their time at FMS Delhi.




Alok Bharadwaj

MD of CreoVate Transformations & Consulting

MBA 1985

Brij Uberoi

Executive VP-HR, Rallis India


R Mukundan

MD, Tata Chemicals


Vinod Kumar Nagar

Ex-ED of Syndicate Bank

MBA 1981

Dalip Singh

State Election Commissioner of Haryana

PhD 1982

Ajay Shukla

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Office of Higher Education UAE

MBA 1988

Dr T M Bhasin

Chairman of Advisory Board for Banking Frauds

MBA 1987

Late R S Butola

CMD of Indian Oil Corporation


Bal Krishan Batra

Dy. MD of IBDI Bank


K L Dhingra

Director of NIBM


Notable Alumni of IIM Lucknow

The table below contains information about the most notable alumni to pass out from IIM Lucknow.




Deepak Garg

Founder and CEO of Rivigo

MBA 2006

Sanjay Thapar

Events and Marketing Solutions at HT Media


Rajdeep Grewal

Prof. of Marketing at University of North Carolina


Kallol Banerjee

Co-Founder of Faasos


Bimal Patwari

President of Pinnacle Infotech Inc.

PGDBM 1990

MBA is a very versatile course in which a student is taught to think like an innovator. MBAs have always been known for bringing in transformative changes to some of the top corporations of the world. This is the reason why many corporations find it comfortable and flourish when an MBA graduate is at the helm of the company. MBA aspirants who are looking for some motivation to prepare for admission to the top B-Schools must look no further than these notable alumni.

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