SIMSR SUPERSTARS
The Alumni Awards 2017
 

‘SIMSR Superstars’ – The Alumni Awards was instituted for the first time to recognize and honor those alumni who have brought laurels to SIMSR by making significant and outstanding contribution in their profession, business, and/or to the society.

The process entailed nominations by faculty, batch-mates and by own self. We received 33 nominations over all in seven diverse categories of which 24 were considered based on eligibility criteria

Needless to say, it was a tough time for our jury to select one among the many remarkable nominees, considering their brilliant achievements and expertise.

The winners were felicitated on the occasion of Nostalgia 2017 – SIMSR’s Annual Alumni Meet on 2nd of September at SIMSR.

 
EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP
 
AJAY KAPUR
Master of Management Studies (MMS)
BATCH OF 1989 - 91
MUMBAI

Ajay Kapur is the Managing Director and CEO of Ambuja Cement Ltd. He has been with Ambuja Cement Ltd for the past 24 years and grew to the position of CEO from the position of Executive Assistant to Managing Director. He has been titled as Asia’s Most Promising Leader in the year 2003 by World Consulting and Research Corporation. He has also received CII Sustainability Award in the year 2012 by Confederation of Indian Industries. He has initiated several operational excellence programs during his tenure as Marketing and Commercial Services head and later on as CEO and MD. He is also a member of Advisory Committee - Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on ‘ITC Sustainability’.

 
 
DIRECTOR'S SPECIAL AWARD
 
MS. LATA PILLAI
MASTER OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES (MMS)
BATCH OF 1986 - 88
MUMBAI
 

Lata Pillai is the Director of Deutsche Bank. She possesses close to 30 years of experience starting her career in the year 1988. She has worked in diverse fields including market analysis, stressed assets, capital markets and structured finance. She has been associated with Deutsche Bank for last 11 years. Prior to Deutsche Bank she has worked with ICICI Bank as Deputy General Manager. She is also a part of governing council of SIMSR.

 
 
EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP
 
MR. JAIDEEP KEWALRAMANI
MASTERS IN MARKETING MANAGEMENT (MMM)
BATCH OF 2001-04
PUNE

Jaideep Kewalramani is a serial entrepreneur. He is currently the Vice Chairman and CEO at Skills Alpha Learning Pvt Ltd, along with being the Managing Partner of 5F World LLC. He also worked with organizations like Zensar Technologies, Datamatics Financial Services Limited, Aptech, Thomson Reuters. He has managed multi-million-dollar business portfolios, worked with several Fortune 500 clients to help them optimize businesses, globalize teams and leverage technology. He has authored several white papers and articles on subjects like knowledge management, decision making & innovation.

 
 
EXCELLENCE IN FINANCE
 
MR. RAMBHUSHAN KANUMURI
MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES (MMS)
BATCH OF 1993 - 95
MUMBAI
 

Rambhushan Kanumuri is currently the Head of India Corporate Finance and Equity Capital Markets at Investec India having over 20 years of Investment Banking experience including three years as an Auto Research Analyst. Prior to Investec. He was Head of M&A and Corporate Finance Execution at Barclays India, former Executive Director of JM Morgan Stanley and JM Financial Consultants. He has been involved in several landmark M&A and capital markets transactions across sectors.

 
 
EXCELLENCE IN HUMAN RESOURCES
 
MR. HARSH BHOSALE
MASTERS IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES (MMS)
BATCH OF 1984 - 86
MUMBAI

Harsh Bhosale is currently the Chief People Officer at Essar Oil Limited. He possesses 30 years+ of experience. Prior to Essar Oil Limited he worked at Saint Gobain India as Vice President HR. He had received multiple accolades like Skoch and Golden for his contributions to Essar Oil Ltd. He is an ardent speaker in many Professional & Academic forums and also has the distinction of overseas exposure in the field of Human resources - managing the cross-cultural collaboration of employees in countries like UK, France, China, Vietnam & India as Director- HR Asia as part of Scottish & Newcastle (India).

 
 
EXCELLENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
 
MR. SRINIVASAN KRISHNAMACHARI
POST GRADUATE PROGRAM IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES (PGPMS)
BATCH OF 1993 - 95
MUMBAI
 

Srinivasan Krishnamachari is currently the Managing Director of TIAA (Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association). He is a Business and Technology leader who has held critical roles in marquee organisations namely - DSP Merrill Lynch, Quintegra Solutions, and JPMorgan Chase to co-provide architecting solutions to support business and product development for cross business data processing, defining technology strategy for growth and increasing revenues, value creation with the build out of strategic initiatives to maximize the return to the business and building out SLA driven technology infrastructure to support business and operations .

 
 
EXCELLENCE IN MARKETING
 
MR. jamshyd bomy patravala
POST GRADUATE PROGRAM IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES (PGPMS)
BATCH OF 1993 - 95
MUMBAI

Jamshyd Patrawala is currently the Senior Director - Regional Marketing (Asia Pacific) at Johnson & Johnson. He acquired 1st place in 2001 Global Marketing Plan competition, 2009 OTW Franchise Excellent Award for Regional Marketing leadership in the successful Weight Loss Surgery Campaign, 2006 OTW Award for Country Marketing team leadership & campaign effectiveness, OTW Awards for the Asia Pacific growth strategy for the Medical Device Business from 2002 – 2008 and also being awarded The Leadership Awards in 2013 & 2014 as Asia Pacific Marketing Head for delivering highest WW growth as a region.

 
 
Excellence in Operations
 
MR. SENDHIL KUMAR
POST GRADUATE PROGRAM IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES (PGPMS)
BATCH OF 1993 - 95
MUMBAI
 

Sendhil Kumar is the Co- founder of Torrent Capital Partners. He have created a strong and committed distribution network for the calling cards under the brand name 'Super card' all over the island. He is one of the leading members who have developed the unique graphics screen driven Zipfone (Payphone with electronic advertising option), he also developed and commercially deployed GSM/VSAT variants of the Zipfone, developed and deployed a unique Multimedia transaction terminal called as Zip TIME kiosk and successfully explored the Zip Business model in several SAARC and south East Asian markets. He took the Zipfone International to South Africa as well. He is also the founder of Traxistar Solutions Pvt Ltd, Onward Mobility Pvt Ltd.