Inductry Interactions

Industry Interactions

Students of IIFT interact with the industry on a regular basis through various guest lectures, interactive discussions, case study competitions, live projects and a lot of other interactive methods. IIFT believes that industry interactions are a key to any budding manager and it is these that give students the perspective from various industry professionals. IIFT hosts Trade Winds, the annual business summit and Headstart, a thought leadership guest lecture series through which guests speakers are invited to interact with the student fraternity.

Given below is the list of a few business leaders that IIFT hosted in the past few years.

Speaker Designation Company
Ashutosh Dhar Head of Materials Availability, Packaging and Print Nokia
Siddarth Menon North Branch Manager Colgate Palmolive
Sayantan Chaterjee Strategy Consultant IBM
Anshuman Mishra Investment Manager Aavishkar
Kaushik Chattopadhyaya Senior Branch Manager Olam International
Souvik Chakraborty Chief Talent Officer RIL
Ashok Mehra Global Head - Business Change TCS
Kingshuk Hazra Head Marketing - India Amazon
Rajesh Yabaji Supply Chain Manager ITC
Sandeep Nagpal Marketing Director SAP
Arakkal Vedhus consultant Avalon Consulting
Mr. A V Surya VP IMRB International
Vishal Bhardwaj, Avinash Kohli Vishal Bhardwaj: Head, Citiphone India. Avinash Kohli: Vice President, Citiphone HR. Citibank
Shivaraj Subramaniam Director – Corporate Marketing & Consumer Practices Madura F&L
Rajesh Rai CEO India Innovation Fund
Navin Rao Purchasing Leader IKEA
Rathin Rawal consultant AT Kearney
Vivek Gambhir Chief Strategy Officer Godrej
Siraj Chaudhry Country Head , CEO Cargill India
Vishwadeep Khatri CEO/ President Benchmark Six Sigma
Mr. Sumit Kapoor Country Industry manager DHL
Makarand Kulkarni Head Sales & Marketing Glenmark
Paritosh Arora GM & Country Head- India & South Asia Lumenis
Ashwin Bonde Head-MultiChannel Marketing Merck
Atul Khosla Partner Oliver Wyman
Rehan A Khan Managing Director Managing Director
Antarpreet Singh Asia-Pacific Director Alcatel Lucent
Dr. Aditya Srinivas Chief Operating Officer & Chief Economist BSE
Rahul Poddar Senior Manager, Commodities Nestle
Punit Puri Head HR Mckinsey
Ruchi Aggarwal Director, Partner Strategy and Marketing Microsoft
Sanjay Singh Director HR Cairn India
Mr. Dev Bhattacharya Group Executive President (CS & BD) Aditya Birla Group
Mr.Erick Haskell MD Adidas
Sanjay Jain Assistant Vice President at Transaction Banking Group Yes Bank
Girish Aivalli Country GD Archer Daniels Midland
Mr. Ajay Kukreja Country HR Director Honeywell
Mr Anoop Prakash Managing Director Harley-Davidson India
Mr. Abheek Barua Chief Economist and Senior Vice President HDFC Bank
Dr. Shalini Sarin VP & Country Partner-HR and CSR Schneider Electric
Mr. Tejinder Gill Regional Account Director LinkedIn India
Dr. Rambhushan Kanumuri Director and Head of M&A India Barclays Capital
Ms. Renu Bohra Director HR DB Schenker India
Mr Sanjiv Navangul Managing Director Janssen India
Mr Rajat Mathur Executive Director Morgan Stanely
Mr. Rajdeep Datta Director, E-Business, Supply Chain and Organization Carrefour
Mr Bhaskar Sharma General Manager India Redbull
Mr. Viresh Oberoi MD & CEO Mjunction Services