XCEED | XLRI Council for Entrepreneurship Excellence and Development

We are proud to introduce  XCEED , the Incubation Center of XLRI Jamshedpur.

XLRI is developing an ecosystem to promote and support entrepreneurship. At the core of this ecosystem, an incubator (XLRI Council for Entrepreneurship Excellence and Development) has been set up which will help students, alumni and faculty launch high impact new ventures. For Incubation – The venture should have an XLRI connection. At least one of the founders should be a current student at XLRI or alumni of XLRI or current faculty/staff member of XLRI. The founder or founders with XLRI connection should jointly hold at least 20% of the equity in the venture that is applying for incubation support and at least one of them should have an active management role in the venture. For mentors/investors – Any XLRI alumni can get involved in these and other supporting roles. XCEED will start accepting applications on the website http://www.xceedxlri.com from July 2019.


BW Businessworld has recognised Rekha Menon as the BW Most Influential Woman Of India

Rekha Menon (PMIR 1981)

A thought leader, an active voice for social causes and an industry influencer, Rekha is responsible for forging and maintaining Accenture’s relationships with key external stakeholders. Some of her external positions include – Nasscom’s National Executive Council, American Chamber of Commerce in India’s (Amcham) National Executive Board. She is also on the Board of Governors at XLRI School of Business. Rekha joined Accenture in 2004, and since then held several strategic and leadership roles - her last two roles were - as the lead for Geographic Operations for India, ASEAN and APAC Delivery centres, and Human Resources lead for Accenture’s Growth Markets. A gold medalist from the XLRI School of Business, she has more than 25 years of experience - as an entrepreneur at Talisma Corporation and Aditi Services; and on assignments with and on executive management teams of Levis, Cargill and Akzo Nobel. Rekha is actively engaged in Accenture's Inclusion and Diversity and Corporate Citizenship initiatives - an active advocate of giving back to society and improving the way the world lives, she champions her support for society through her association with not-for-profit organizations—Pratham Books and Akshara Foundation. A driving force behind Accenture’s social impact initiative under Skills to Succeed, by the end of 2020, Accenture will equip more than 3 million people globally with the skills to get a job or build a business, and through Tech4Good, we will continue to invest in technology innovation that makes a meaningful difference to the lives of the underprivileged.


Bimlendra Jha has been appointed as the Managing Director & CEO of Ambuja Cement

Bimlendra Jha (BM 1995)

Bimlendra Jha has been appointed as the Managing Director & CEO of Ambuja Cement with effect from March 1, 2019. At the company’s board meeting he has been inducted as an Additional Director and MD & CEO - Designate.Bimlendra Jha joins Ambuja Cement from Tata Steel Ltd. where he has spent nearly three decades of his career. Over the past six years, he has held multiple leadership roles including Executive Chairman Long Products Europe, Executive Director on the Board of Tata Steel Europe and CEO Tata Steel UK. He will look after operations in UK, Sweden, and Canada. He is a B. Tech in Ceramic Engineering from IIT Varanasi and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management, Marketing and Finance from XLRI Jamshedpur.


ITC Ltd has elevated 46-year old Amitav Mukherji as Head of Corporate Human Resources

Amitav Mukherji (PMIR 1995)

ITC Ltd has elevated 46-year old Amitav Mukherji as head of corporate human resources, continuing with its trend of appointing younger executives in leadership roles. Mukherji is succeeding R Sridhar who superannuated earlier this month. An ITC spokesperson confirmed the appointment. A lifer at the cigarette-to-biscuits company, Mukherji is an economics graduate and holds management degrees from XLRI , Jamshedpur , and Cornell University . He has cross-functional experience such as sales and brand management, and was head of HR of the foods business in his last role. He is also actively involved in designing and teaching at learning and development programmes at the corporate level.


How I survived cancer and built a business with grit and determination

Ranjeet Kumar  (GMP) 2009

Ranjeet was diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma says he survived because he decided to live every day and built a business with grit and determination. "I cannot thank my XLRI and NIFT batchmates enough for their contribution to my treatment. One of my batchmates sourced a medicine which was not available in India. It miraculously worked and here I am, six years later working. In the meanwhile, Team Pumpkin is now a 100+ team across Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru working with clients like Axis Bank, Big Bazaar, Big Basket, ITC, Coca-Cola and many more solving all their marketing problems.Apart from growing the company team wise and financially, we also decided to make Team Pumpkin an inclusive place"


London-based banking giant Barclays on Monday appointed Sandeep Das as Head  – India in private bank & overseas services

Mr  Sandeep Das( BM 1991)

London-based banking giant Barclays on Monday appointed Sandeep Das as head of private clients – India in private bank & overseas services, with effect from February 11, 2019.  Das has over 27 years of experience in private banking and in his previous role, he was the managing director of Standard Chartered Private Bank in India.  Karen Frank, chief executive officer, private banking and overseas services, Barclays said, “Sandeep’s extensive experience will support our strategy and capitalise on the strengths and resources of the Barclays brand and global business.  His track record in private banking in India will enable us to expand and deepen our client relationships to deliver solutions from across Barclays International."  He started his banking career with ANZ Grindlays in 1991 and had held diverse roles across products, distribution and segments in his 27 years of his career.  Das graduated in Economics from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi in 1989 and followed by MBA from Xavier School of Management (XLRI) in 1991.


Microland  has appointed  Deepak Shetty  as the Chief People Officer

Mr  Deepak Shetty  (PMIR  1994-96)

Microland  has appointed  Deepak Shetty  as the Chief People Officer, responsible for the Human resources function of the IT transformation company. Deepak is a HR veteran having led HR at  Philips Innovation Campus , and prior to that major stints at  Genpact  &  Hewlett-Packard . Deepak is a 1994-96 Alumnus of  XLRI Jamshedpur . 


HR veteran  Biplob Banerjee  has recently joined  Allied Blenders & Distillers as Chief People Officer

Mr  Biplob Banerjee  (  PMIR  1994)

HR veteran  Biplob Banerjee  has recently joined  Allied Blenders & Distillers as Chief people Officer, leading HR Transformation in his new role. Bringing experience of more than 20 years in HR, Biplob has played pivotal role in developing HR functions across multiple organizations such as  PepsiCo India ,  General Electric  &  GlaxoSmithKline . In his last role as Executive Vice President at Jubilant India, Biplob created a stellar team working closely with indu stry leaders such as Ajay Kaul & Pratik Pota. Biplob is a 1994 batch PMIR Alumnus of XLRI Jamshedpur. 


Zalora, one of Asia's largest One Fashion Destination, has appointed Gunjan Soni as its CEO

Ms Gunjan Soni (BM  2001-03)

Zalora, one of Asia's largest One Fashion Destination, has appointed Gunjan Soni as its CEO. Soni would be joining the firm by early 2019. A seasoned professional, Soni was one of the youngest partners at McKinsey India and was later Executive VP, Strategy at Star India, eventually launching Hotstar. Soni then moved to Flipkart, foreseeing the growth of fashion in India and revived Myntra and Jabong successfully. Gunjan is a 2001-03 alumnus of XLRI Jamshedpur, and one of the  rising women leaders of XL. 


HDFC Bank  has appointed Mr Vijay Razdan as the Chief Human Resources Officer

Mr Vijay Razdan ( PMIR 1986-88)

HDFC Bank  has announced Mr Vijay Razdan as the Chief Human Resources Officer, responsible for the entire human resources function in the bank. An HR veteran of 30 years, Mr Razdan has varied experience across sectors such as FMCG, IT services and telecommunications. He has held leadership positions with marquee organisations such as ITC, HCL Technologies and Idea Cellular. Vijay Razdan is alumnus of XLRI having pursued the fabled PMIR course 1986-88.  


Purva Misra  appointed as the COO of India Today Media Institute

Ms Purva Misra (PMIR 1997)

Purva Misra has been appointed as the COO of India Today Media Institute, a training institute to develop talent in the fields of PR, advertising and media management. Purva,a 1997 alumnus of   XLRI Jamshedpur   is the Group head HR of   India Today   group and will be taking this added responsibility of COO of India Today Media Institute.


Pope reappoints Guilherme Vaz (80PMIR)  as Member Of Vatican’s Laity Council

Mr. Guilherme Vaz from the 1980 Batch of PMIR

Pope Francis has reappointed  Mr. Guilherme Vaz (80PMIR), on the reconstituted and enlarged Vatican Pontifical Council for the Laity. The appointment of the Mr Guilherme Vaz, was announced on October 6th. For 10 years Vaz was member of the erstwhile, Pontifical Council first appointed by Pope Benedict XVI and continued under Pope Francis. In recognition for his exemplary service to the Universal Church and the International community, Mr Vaz was conferred with the Papal Honour of Knight of the order of St Gregory the Great in 2016. Mr Vaz worked for 23 years, in the TATA group, before taking up the present assignment.  Mr Vaz is also a member of the Bombay Archdiocesan Board of Education and an adviser to the Archbishop of Bombay on Educational matters.


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Vikram Misri (86BMD) is India's next Ambassador to China

Mr. Vikram Misri  from the 1986 Batch of Business Management

The Centre on Friday announced the appointment of India's current Ambassador to Myanmar, Vikram Misri, as the next Ambassador of India to the People's Republic of China. Misri is a career diplomat from the 1989 batch of the Indian Foreign Service, and has served in various capacities at the Headquarters of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi, in the Prime Minister's Office in New Delhi and in various Indian Missions abroad in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America.


Sandeep Bakhshi (BMD'83) Appointed as MD & CEO of ICICI Bank

Mr. Sandeep Bakhshi  from the 1983 Batch of Business Management

XLRI Jamshedpur feels extremely proud as Mr. Sandeep Bakhshi  from the 1983 Batch of Business Management is appointed the MD & CEO of ICICI Bank. Mr. Bakhshi has been the managing director and CEO of  ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited . Prior to this role, he was the deputy managing director of ICICI Bank. In this role, he headed the retail and subsequently the wholesale business at the bank.


Prof. Vanitha Swaminathan  appointed  the President of the AMA Academic Council 

Prof. Vanitha Swaminathan , an XLRI Jamshedpur alumnus from the batch of 1990 Business Management

XLRI Jamshedpur congratulates Prof. Vanitha Swaminathan  on becoming the President of the AMA Academic Council from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. Prof. Vanitha Swaminathan , an XLRI Jamshedpur alumnus from the batch of 1990, is the Thomas Marshall Professor of Marketing in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. She holds a doctorate from the University of Georgia and joined the University of Pittsburgh as a faculty member in 2002. Her research interests lie in brand strategy and consumer-brand relationships

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Shweta Mehrotra appointed the India and South Asia Country Human Resources Officer for Citi

Ms Shweta Mehrotra an XLRI alumnus

Heartiest congratulations to Ms Shweta Mehrotra on being appointed as the India and South Asia Country Human Resources Officer for Citi, effective September 1, 2018. Ms. Shweta, an XLRI alumnus has been with Citi for 13 years and has held a series of progressively responsible roles, including Talent & Diversity Head, APAC and Talent & Learning Lead for Institutional Clients Group (ICG) and Global Functions in Asia. She has also held leadership positions covering Operations & Technology and ICG in India.



XLRI Jamshedpur feels proud as its alumnus from the 1990 Batch of Business Management, Mr. Ravi Panchanadan takes over as the MD and CEO of Manipal Global Education Services. Mr. Panchanadan had been appointed the President and COO of MaGE in 2017. Prior to taking up this role, he managed consumer as well as enterprise businesses for MaGE. He was the Director & CEO of Manipal Education (Middle East & Africa Region), Manipal International University, Malaysia as well as the Chief Executive Officer of MeritTrac Services (a 100% subsidiary of MaGE).


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