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Nitin Bawankule, PGP 1994 appointed as Head of Ad Sales at Star India

Nitin Bhawankule, PGP 1994

Bawankule moves from Google Cloud India where he is Country Director. He will take over his new role from October 2019 Know more.


Sumit Puri, PGP 1998, joins Evercare Group as Group CTO.

In this new role based in Dubai, Puri will be heading the technology wing for the entire conglomerate.

Sumit Puri, PGP 1998

Puri has over two decades of global industry experience in the field of technology and business operations. Prior to this new role, Puri served as CIO at Max Healthcare for 4 years. He successfully implemented enterprise digital strategy, built new business operating models, invested in new age technologies such as AI, Big data. He led the adoption of innovative healthcare technologies to serve as a competitive differentiator for the business.


Karan Bajaj, alumnus of IIM Bangalore, Class of 2002, founder of the Ed-tech startup, WhiteHat Jr, has raised USD 10 million in its Series A round of financing, led by existing investors venture capital firm Nexus Venture Partners and Omidyar Network, the philanthropic investment firm set up by Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar. White Hat Jr helps youngsters aged between 6 to 14 construct commercial-ready video games, animations and apps on-line utilizing the basics of coding.

Karan Bajaj, PGP 2002

Mr. Karan is the author of 4 best selling novels. He was the Discovery Networks India CEO before founding WhiteHat Jr. He has also worked with Procter & Gamble, Boston Consulting Group, and Kraft in his previous stints.


Nischala Murthy Kaushik, PGSEM 2007, Global Marketing Director – CTO Office, Wipro Limited, and IIMB alumna, has been awarded the WICA (Women in Corporate Awards) 2019 prize and featured among the Top 3 corporate women leaders in the Growth Champions Category. She is a successful marketer, writer, mother, and TEDx speaker.

Other winners across categories are from companies like Uber, Flipkart, Novartis, Nestle,, GE Healthcare, Tech Mahindra, etc.

WICA is awarded to women who have significant achievements to show, as Growth, Innovation, or Diversity champions. Adjudged by an eminent panel consisting of experts across domains, functions and diverse life experiences, the Awards are designed to bring to light the growing presence and success of women in India Inc. The nominees are evaluated for the awards across Insights Generation, Strategy Formulation, Stakeholder Management, Disciplined Execution, and Impact Assessment.