Jay Krishnan, EGMP 2006 A, appointed as the new CEO by The Accelerator Centre

As of March 1, Jay Krishnan, the former head of India-based incubator T-Hub, is taking over as AC’s CEO, after Paul Salvini stepped down from the role in the fall.

AC’s decision to bring on Krishnan, who has more than 20 years of experience as an investor, founder and innovation leader, is part of what AC called “the beginning of a new chapter,” where the accelerator plans to operate with a more global mindset.

Krishnan is currently based in Hyderabad, India (with plans to move to Waterloo) where he has worked as a general partner of venture firm Mantra Capital since 2019. Prior to that he created and served as CEO of T-Hub Hyderabad, working to establish the incubator as a thriving innovation ecosystem. Krishnan grew the T-Hub to more than 40 internationally-based staff, with programs that supported more than 300 companies.

Many Congratulations on your new role. Wish you goodluck.

Shweta Jhajharia named World’s Top 30 Coaches

Shweta, PGP 2001, has been ranked as the World’s Top 30 Coaching Professionals for 4 years running.

“I feel extremely honored to be featured in the list and to be alongside inspirational titans. This is an important recognition of our work.” said Shweta expressing her gratitude.

Many Congratulations.

World’s Largest Batter Factory – iD Fresh

iD Fresh launched the world’s largest batter factory in Anekal on the outskirts of Bengaluru on March 30, which is celebrated as World Idli Day, at an investment of ₹40 crore. The factory has a capacity to make batter for 24 lakh idlis/per day and 3 lakh parotas/per day. Plans are on to invest ₹100 crore this fiscal, in setting up three new factories at Delhi, Hyderabad and the US said, Musthafa P, Alumna IIMB.

Entrepreneurial Thinking: Mansi Baranwal

Mansi Baranwal, Director-Bain & Company, Founder-Ignite and an IIMB alumna, interacted with the students of the ‘Entrepreneurial Mindset and Action’ course by Prof. Suresh Bhagavatula, Entrepreneurship area, IIM Bangalore. She spoke about how entrepreneurial thinking has become a necessity for several domains including Management Consulting, offering young managers an avenue for fast-paced career growth.

Disability is My Identity – Sajan Sachdeva, PGP 2016

Inspiring. Athlete. Perspective-Changer. In his inspiring talk, Sajan talks about his journey of getting half his body burnt but overcoming this obstacle by doing things differently and keeping his head high. Sajan Sachdeva is a man who has personified the phrase “every dark cloud has a silver lining” through his life. Sajan lost his legs to a terrifying electricity shock and half of his body was burned. But that didn’t stop the young man. In a case where any other human would have remained in the trauma, Mr. Sachdeva decided that he won’t leave his life to fate. He took the high road and eventually conquered a 21km marathon in under 3 hours. His courage, tenacity and positive attitude towards life has left us astounded. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

Alumni Batch Interactions at IIMB

Alumni Batch Representatives of PGP batches – 1987, 1989, 1993, 1998 met virtually with Prof Rishikesha T Krishnan (Director IIMB), Prof Kumar (Dean Alumni Development), Mr. S Parthasarathy (Head Alumni Relations) and Mr. K Suresh (Head Development).

Prof Rishikesh addressed the gathering and updated the members of alumni on the various initiatives, happenings, developments and the road map ahead at the institute. Alumni members were requested to share their valuable inputs and suggestions for further improvement based on their journey, learnings and experiences.