Thursday, May 26, 2005

Schedule of Alumni Meets (May 27-29, 2005)

The following is the schedule of the Alumni Meets this coming week-end. Most meets will start around 7:00pm.

If you are an XLRI alumnus, please confirm your participation (with/without spouse/family) with the contacts. Please also check the cover charges from them:

New Delhi (May 27th), Friday
India Habitat Centre
Mohit Raina - mohitspace [at] (9810943279)
Rajiv Chandran - rajiv.chandran [at] (9334624641)
Nikhil Moorthy - nikhilm.06 [at]

Bangalore (May 28th), Saturday
Royal Orchid Park Plaza

Desmond Nikhil D'Souza - desmondnikhil [at] (9880544623)
Dhananjay Misra - dhananjaym.06 [at]

Kolkata (May 28th), Saturday
The Park, Park Street

Sujot Malhotra - sujotmalhotra [at] (09331213222)
Sivaram Yadavalli - yds_ram [at] (9830846570)

Mumbai (May 28th), Saturday
The Hyatt Regency, Andheri East

Abhishek Tripathi - tripsabhishek [at] (9892123970)
Nitya Wakhlu - nitya_wakhlu [at]

Hyderabad (May 29th), Sunday
The Taj Banjara

Ankush Kedia - ankush_kedia [at] (9848738202)
Piyush Sarode - piyushs.06 [at] (9848467574)

Saturday, May 14, 2005

From MD (India) to Head (Asia-Pacific)

CVL Srinivas, who is the managing director of Maxus India, will now also look after the agency's operations across the Asia-Pacific.

CVL Srinivas (93BMD - Maxi Secy, too!!)

Speaking to agencyfaqs! from Bangkok, where he is at the moment on a trip, Srinivas delineates his role. “My responsibilities would entail building the Maxus brand across the region. I will be working with the heads of the agency at various offices in APAC to further this objective.”

With blue chip clients such as Titan, Britannia, Hero Honda, Hutch, Walt Disney, Pidilite, Tata Motors (Maxus handles the SUV business) etc on its rolls, Maxus is a strong entity in India.

...“There are markets, however, where operations are not as large as in India, and I would concentrate my attention in these areas. Overall, growing the business in the region through new and existing clients is part of my responsibility,” says Srinivas, who will be based in India.

A mechanical engineer from BITS, Pilani with a management degree from XLRI, Srinivas took charge of Maxus India early 2004 after Bashab Sarkar, the erstwhile head of the agency, put in his papers the year before.

Prior to heading Maxus, Srinivas was the COO, north & south at Madison Media – an agency he joined in mid-1998.

He was part of the start-up team that set up Fulcrum in 1995, and spent a year before that at Lowe (then Lintas) working largely on brand Brooke Bond.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Alumni-in-Making: "Cerebrating" the Success

Well... these are not alumni - at least not so far. So one can say that this posting is about "alumni-in-making":0).

The news came this morning through a mail from National University of Singapore:

Sivaram Vadavalli & Rakesh Vyas

Amit Chitnis & Subramanian Raman

The Team that made it to the Finals

"It gives us immense pleasure to inform that a team from XLRI School of Management has made it to the Grand Finals of Cerebration: The Global Business Challenge organized by the National University of Singapore Business School.

Facing tough competition, starting with 323 team registrations, to 115 teams in Round One and 20 teams in Round Two, this team came out winning and has made it to the top 8 teams so far. The Grand Finals will be held in Singapore and the teams are being flown here on a fully sponsored trip for this event."

The Final run-up (out of 61 b-schools from 18 countries) is:
  • Instituto de Empresa (Spain)
  • Chicago Graduate School of Business (USA)
  • Richard Ivey School of Business (Canada)
  • Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (India)
  • XLRI School of Management (India)
  • Rotman School of Management (Canada)
  • NUS Business School (Singapore)
  • Graduate School of International Management, IUJ (Japan)

    Go, man, go!!!
  • Thursday, May 05, 2005

    A New Director at Cadbury India

    V Chandramouli (91BMD) is joining Cadbury as Director (Strategy, Innovation, and International Business). Economic Times Reports:

    "The marketing and sales head of consumer durables company Mirc Electronics which operates under the brand Onida and Igo, V Chandramouli... is moving out to join confectionery major Cadbury as a director.

    Chandramouli V (91BMD) on left

    ...Mr Chandramouli has been with Mirc Electronics for the past four years as vice president of marketing, sales and service... When contacted Mr Chandramouli confirmed the developments, “I have put in my papers and would move on by the end of next month. I will be positioned as director (strategy, innovations and international business). FMCG as a business is looking exciting again and so I have decided to move on."

    In his previous jobs he has worked in the area of consumer marketing being associated with Asian Paints and the consumer finance arm of General Electric GE Countrywide....