The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Rohtak, the eighth member of the IIM family, organised its first management conclave ‘Mission India’ on October 30, 2011. The event, for which The Financial Express was an associate sponsor, had in attendance stalwarts of industries as diverse as banking, financial services, media, consumer goods, real estate and telecom.
Prof P Rameshan, director, IIM Rohtak, in his welcome address, emphasised upon the need of such events where industry stalwarts can share their thoughts and aspiring managers can draw upon these insights. The day-long event touched upon issues like strategic talent acquisition and retention in India Inc, especially in the face of aggressive hiring practices and the brightest leaving for foreign lands besides issues impeding growth.
The keynote address was delivered by CM Vasudev, chairman of HDFC Bank, and the first panel discussion on “Talent Management: An Indian Perspective” saw participation from D Bhattacharya of Iffco and P Dwarakanath, director, Group Human Capital, Max India, and Gagan Bakshi, director (M&A), InterGlobe Enterprises. The speakers concluded that companies need to maintain transparency and must encourage meritocracy.
The final discussion on “India taking over the World” was led by Sumit Gupta, senior president of Yes Bank, and saw participation from Sidharath Kapur, CFO of GMR Airports, Devanshu Bhatt, country managing partner, Reval India, Alok Verma, partner at Tecnova Solutions, and Gagan Bakshi. The session sought to understand the implications of mega-mergers and acquisitions by Indian firms abroad.
Prof Rameshan summed up the event and said that IIM Rohtak, an institution born to a proud heritage, is determinedly striving forth to make its grand vision a reality.