Monday, June 26, 2006

Reshaping the India Education

The June issue of Education World features Ashish Rajpal (92BMD) among the "50 Leaders Reshaping the India Education"

[Ashish Rajpal, top row, between Narayana Murthy and Arjun Singh

Ashish is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of iDiscoveri India Pvt Ltd.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Titan's Bijou Kurien (81BM) joins Reliance's Retail Venture

Bijou Kurien <81BMD), chief operating officer (COO) of Titan Industries, quit the company to join Reliance's retail venture.

A long-timer at Titan, Kurien will be heading the lifestyle division of the retail venture. He joined the list of high-profile CEOs in the country from different sectors who have already been roped in by Reliance for its mega-entry into the retail sector later this year.

Rajan Krishnan (85BM) to head Principal Mutual Fund

Slightly dated news:
Rajan Krishnan (85BMD) took over as the new Business Head of Principal Mutual Fund, the Asset Management group of PNB, in May 2006

Rajan used to be the Vice-President, Sales & Marketing at Principal PNB Asset Management Company Pvt. He started his career in the mutual fund with Kothari Pioneer, the first private sector mutual fund in the country. After spending about five years in Kothari Pioneer, he moved to take on Sales & Maketing responsibility at Zurich India Mutual Fund. He has been with Principal Mutual Fund since June of 2003. Prior to joining the mutual funds industry, Mr. Krishnan garnered rich and solid experience in the field of advertising and market research and has worked with renowned names from the industry, like, Lintas, Ogilvy & Mather and Bozell.

Shebu Raphael (92PMIR) as Global HR Chief of Marlabs

BANGALORE (CIOL, June 21): Marlabs India, wholly owned subsidiary of Marlabs Inc. today announced Shebu Raphael as its worldwide head of human capital.

In his new role Raphael is responsible for HR services to the projects and professional services in India, the US besides other markets where Marlabs operates in.

Earlier Raphael was the director - HR services, North America for Birlasoft

Vikram Rao (75BM) Joins AV Birla Board

According to Times of India (June 20, 2006) Vikram Rao (75BM) has joined the boad of the AV Birla group.He was the Head of Garment Business of the group.

The news item reads:
"He was roped in from Arvind Mills as group executive president of the fabric business. He was instrumental in the Birla's acquisition of Madura Garments.

Over the years, he played a significant role in consolidating and growing the garments business, product development and forging partnerships with retail chains across the country. Under the new dispensation, he also has additional responsibility of Jay Shree Textiles and Vikram Woolens."