Leadership Summit 3.0 “Nirmaan” Inaugurated at IIM Sirmaur
Building Next Gen Leadership
Nirmaan Leadership Summit - 3.0 was inaugurated today at IIM Sirmaur campus in the presence of galaxy of corporate guests. Third in the series, the summit is being organised over two days (October 12th – 13th, 2019) with a profuse congregation of intellectual industrial stalwarts, around the broad theme of "Building Next Gen Leadership". Spanning over two days, IIM Sirmaur is hosting 30 corporate leaders who shall share their experiences in six different panels on varied sub themes. On the occasion, the final placement brochure (Batch 2018-20) and summer placement brochure (Batch 2019-21) were released.
The event was inaugurated by Director, IIM Sirmaur Prof. Neelu Rohmetra.
Mr. Yogi Sriram, SVP – Corporate HR & Member of Executive Committee, L&T delivered the keynote speech. Mr. Yogi at length talked about the qualities that shall make for next-gen leaders. “From the necessity of developing processed thinking to having a high emotional quotient (EQ), all are identified as qualities of paramount importance for effective leadership”, he said. Mr. Sriram emphasized on developing the art and science of making sensible judgement about situations that one might experience, while executing and delivering in organisations.
Mr. Yogi Sriram eloquently spoke about culture and multi-generational diversity management as one of the major tasks that need to be addressed by leaders of tomorrow. “We need thrilling and inspiring people over technology to be able to handle the challenge of value dilemma, trust deficit and physiological well-being,” he reflected. He congratulated IIM Sirmaur for hosting this mega event, which has been able to bring in corporate’s who’s who from across the country.
Director, IIM Sirmaur, Prof. Neelu Rohmetra addressed the gathering and emphasized that the journey of any professional is filled with ambitious pursuits and hard work, and one should leave no stone unturned,in ensuring that best is delivered. She reiterated that those who are willing to sacrifice and place the self behind, actually make true leaders. Prof. Rohmetra expressed that we need to overcome our shortcomings and should be ready to accept mistakes. “True leaders think about others before self and move beyond comfort zones to help communities”, she added. She also narrated the challenges faced while taking up the responsibility of steering IIM Sirmaur towards a truly world-class management institute.
The first panel discussed and deliberated on the subtheme of "Future Skills and Capabilities". The panellists were Mr. Adhiraj Kumar Dey (Corporate Vice President HR, BlueOmni Channel) as the moderator and Mr. Vernon Fernandes (HR Business Partner South Asia, RefiniTiv), Major Deepak Sadotra (Head HR, TerraCIS Technology Ltd), and Mr. Unmesh Pawar (Partner-CHRO, KPMG). They deliberated that the future is uncertain, yet, the leaders of tomorrow are challenged to build organizations for this future. With a world view of technology, environment, politics and the society at large, professionals have to decide what, how and whom to train for future leadership as human capital. Panellist’s opinioned that rigid command and control is now evolving to adaptable collaboration to transform.
During the second half of the day, the second panel consisting of Mr. Dilip Raj (VP/ Sr. MP - Max Life Insurance Company Limited) as the moderator and Mr. Avinash Parhi (VP of P&L and Marketing – Indifi), Mr. Praveen Wadalkar (Co-Founder and CEO - Techizer tech solutions private limited), and Mr. Satyajit Mohanty (Chief HR Officer | VP-HR – Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals Limited) discussed along the sub theme “International Competitions and Innovations”.
The third panel consisted of Ms. Rashmi Mansharamani (Chief Human Resources Officer - The Wave Group) as the moderator and Mr. Alok Sharman (CEO & Director/ India, Brazil, SEA, China, Australia, S Africa – York Transport Equipment), Mr. Bikram K Nayak (Head HR - L&T-NxT), and Mr. Rajeev Singh MLEâ„ (COO & Business Head - Global Business Services – Karvy Fintech) deliberated on the subtheme “Grooming and Retaining Top Talent.”
The second keynote speech during the first day of the event was delivered by Mr. Navneet Bansal, CEO and VP, Global Business Solutions limited, JSW on “Traits of Industry 4.0”.
The event was impactful and highly appreciated by the participating students, guests and invitees. It may be mentioned that the event is a joint effort by the MBA students of both the batches under able steering by the faculty team at IIM Sirmaur.