Dr. Rajkumar Upadhyay, alumnus of IIMB’s Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy & Management (2004) and Fellow Programme in Management

Dr Upadhyay took over as Executive Director and Chairman of the Project Board, C-DOT with effect from October 19, 2020. Dr. Upadhyay holds a Ph.D in Corporate Strategy & Policy from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. He is an alumnus of IIM Bangalore’s Post Graduate Programme in Public Policy & Management (2004). He has a Master of Technology degree from IIT Roorkee. He also holds a certificate in International Public Policy from Syracuse University, USA. He is a winner of several awards including J. C. Bose award (1987) by Ministry of Defence, National e-Governance award (2007) by Government of India, CIO 100 award (2007) by International Data Group (IDG), and Deepak C. Jain Award (2009) by IIM Bangalore. He is an officer of the Indian Telecommunication Services (ITS) of the Government of India.

Prior to his present assignment, he was working as Additional Director General for DD and AIR and heading South Zone of Doordarshan and All India Radio consisting of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Puducherry and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. He was responsible for bringing new content to the viewers and digitizing the decades old archival content of Doordarshan and AIR. Both current and archival content were made available to the public through YouTube and Prasar Bharati app. Dr. Upadhyay has written several articles on IT, Telecom and Management which
have been published in various Magazines and Journals.

We wish you many congratulations.

Akshant Goyal (PGP 2008) has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of Zomato. Akshant, who has been with Zomato for more than 3 years, has played a critical role in the company’s fundraising efforts and was the Head of Corporate Development at the online food delivery company prior to this appointment.

Before joining Zomato, Akshant worked as an investment banker with the Kotak Mahindra Bank for more than 7 years. In 2015, he co-founded PinCap, a fintech start-up that helped SMEs get short-term unsecured loans. At PinCap, Akshant worked as the CFO, post which he joined Zomato in 2017.

We wish you many congratulations.

IIMBAA Bangalore Chapter Event – CXO Talk Series

IIMBAA Bangalore Chapter held an event called The CXO Talk Series on Saturday, 24th Oct 2020. In this talk series, leading CXOs shared their experiences and wisdom with aspiring CXOs from IIMB Alums.

In the panel were Radhakrishnan Rajagopal, popularly known as RK among his friends. RK is from the EGMP 43 batch and one of the most sought after senior leaders from India and at the global level. He is Global Head – Mindtree for Customer Success and Data and Intelligence. Before this assignment, he was Managing Director – PwC.

In this talk series, a deeper analysis of business was presented with data. This data shows a tectonic shift in changing customer expectations in a post-pandemic world. Be it access to service or ownership of products, data throws an emerging trend and a new world order.

It was an interactive session where RK threw light on how Data, Intelligence and Customer success needs a renewed focus in a post-pandemic world.

FT Executive MBA Ranking 2020

IIMB has been ranked #2nd in India and top 100 globally in the FinancialTimes Executive MBA Ranking 2020.

IIM Bangalore’s two-year Post Graduate Progamme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM) has been ranked #2nd in India, and #95th in the world.

IIM Bangalore is looking for a dynamic COO to lead one of the country’s leading academic incubators.

IIM Bangalore is looking for a dynamic, self-driven, and visionary individual to lead as COO for its N. S. Raghavan’s Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL). NSRCEL is the start-up incubator where ideas turn into reality, experience into knowledge, and action into impact. It is one of the 10 Centres of Excellence at IIMB. NSRCEL also manages a Section 8 company, IIMB Innovations (IIMBI), which invests in start-ups through a combination of debt and equity.

Please follow the link here for more details..