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Three new members have been appointed into the Governing Council of MICA – the management institute of Strategic Marketing and Communication today.
The newly appointed three members are Abhijit Bhaduri, Chief Learning Officer, Wipro Ltd, Achal Bakeri, Chairman and Managing Director, Symphony Limited and Dr. Tridip Suhrud, Director and Chief Editor, Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust.
Abhijit Bhaduri is currently the Chief Learning Officer at Wipro Ltd. and is also on the board of a prestigious program for Chief Learning Officers run by the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Wipro, Bhaduri has led cross HR teams in India, Asia Pacific and the US at Microsoft, Pepsico and Colgate. His thought pieces are featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Economic Times and People Matters. He has also been a speaker at TEDx and INK conferences.
Achal Bakeri, an MBA in Finance and Real Estate Finance from the University of Southern California is also a Chevening Scholar from the London School of Economics on Leadership & Global Governance. In 1988, Bakeri’s entrepreneurial journey began with Symphony Ltd., which is now a public-listed company with a market capitalization of Rs. 8000 crores. Symphony Ltd. is the largest manufacturer of air-coolers in the world. Bakeri has been associated with various professional bodies and public charitable institutions and also has been a recipient of several awards in the entrepreneurship and leadership space.
While Tridip Suhrud is an active member of the Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission supported by the Government of India. Over the tenure of his career, Dr. Tridip has gained incisive knowledge on the life and thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi and has been consistently writing books and essays on it. Some of his recent works include Beloved Bapu: the Mirabehn- Gandhi correspondence, Gandhi Ni Rojnishi, Hind Swaraj ek Anushilan, Kavi Ni Choki and a bilingual edition of M K Gandhi's Hind Swaraj.
While welcoming the three new members Dr. Nagesh Rao, President and Director, MICA said, “The greatest insights occur at the intersection of different areas of work, different ways of thinking, different ways of doing and different ways of being. In our new governing council members, Prof. Suhrud, Mr. Bakeri and Mr. Bhaduri, we have exactly that, expertise in very diverse areas and ways of life adding richly to conversations on how to take MICA forward.”
Madhukar Kamath, Chairperson, MICA GC and Group CEO & MD, DDB Mudra Group said, “As we march forward toward vision 2020 for the institute i.e to create leadership in Strategic Marketing and Communication, I am glad to be joined by three esteemed and well-respected individuals on the Governing Council.”