Six including the south-east Asia head of Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and the Reader of Physics at University of Cambridge will receive the prestigious Young Achievers Alumni Award of Indian Institute of Management - IIM Ahmedabad.
The award which was introduced in 2015, conferred for 5th time consecutively this year at IIM Ahmedabad. It gets awarded to the alumni of the institute who perform exceptionally well in National and International industry demographics and are under 45 years of age. The IIM officials informed the winner is chosen from the pool of 100 alumni entries in seven different categories.
This year, the awards got conferred in 3 categories. no awards in the media & entertainment industry and public service categories were awarded this year.
The recipients of the 2019 IIMA Alumni Achievers Award are, Sumit Jalan (PGP batch 2002), managing director and co-head of investment banking and capital markets in Credit Suisse India, Viraj Sawhney (PGP batch 2000), managing director at Warburg Pincus India and Vaishali Rastogi (PGP batch 1997), senior partner managing director and head of BCG South-East Asia got the award for the category of Corporate Leadership.
The Entrepreneurship category award was awarded to Srikanth Velamakanni (PGP batch 1998), the group CEO of Fractal Analytics and Pranay Agrawal (PGP batch 1998), the CEO of Fractal Analytics.
Dr. Suchitra Sebastian (PGP batch 1997) who is the reader of Physics at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom was awarded for her academic excellence and achievement.
The director of IIM Ahmedabad, Dr. Errol D’Souza has expressed that the successful alumni of the institute will motivate the current students to achieve success in life at their work field by becoming their role models. He said that there is a story of goal setting and extensive endeavours behind every success. The institute is proud of their success and looks forward to their future leadership initiatives.
The final ceremony took place in IIM-A on Sunday evening. Dr. Sebastian, who is the winner in the academic sector, said that the award is just a motivation to go on in the ever-ongoing quest of knowledge. She said that IIM Ahmedabad taught her to take risks and fly the nest.
Vaishali Rastogi who won the award in the field of corporate leadership confessed that she still remembers the debating session with her peers in IIM Ahmedabad which helped her to develop logical analytic skills. The foundation provided to her by IIM Ahmedabad is to stay forever.
Batchmates and current coworkers as the co-founder of Fractal Analytics, Velamakanni and Agarwal also cherished their moments in IIM Ahmedabad and said the award is a recognition of their hard work.
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