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IIM Bangalore celebrates 43rd Foundation Day on 28 October, Distinguished Alumni Awards to be presented

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Bengaluru: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore will celebrate its 43rd Foundation Day on Friday, October 28, 2016 while many events along with Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony have been lined up. This year’s theme for the Foundation Day Lecture is ‘Social Inclusiveness and our Education System’ and the lecture will be delivered by the chief guest, Dr. H. Harish Hande, Managing Director, SELCO Solar Light Pvt. Ltd., at the IIMB Auditorium from 5.30 pm.

An IIT Kharagpur and University of Massachusetts, USA alumnus, Dr. Hande is globally known as a pioneer of rural energy service. Dr. Hande and his company have received many national and international awards, including the Ashden award, the Tech Museum award, the Khemka Social Entrepreneur of the year 2007, and the Financial Times – Arcelor Mittal Boldness in Business award. Dr. Hande was one of the 21 CEOs invited to meet US President Barrack Obama during his visit to Mumbai in 2014.

Professor Raghavan Srinivasan, Director Incharge, IIMB, will present a report on the institute’s achievements during the event. The IIMB Foundation Day celebrations will also see Distinguished Alumni Awards (DAA) being conferred on Ramesh Srinivasan and Haragopal Mangipudi. It will be a proud moment for the institute to be able to honor the two awardees for their significant professional excellence as well as their contribution to industry, academia and society.

Ramesh Srinivasan is the CEO of Ooyala Inc. in Santa Clara (Silicon Valley), California. He was previously President and CEO of Innotrac Corporation, a leading eCommerce Fulfillment Services provider. Prior to joining Innotrac, he spent nine years of his professional career at Bally Technologies, Inc., a global leader in Gaming Technology Products and Services. Ramesh Srinivasan is an alumnus of the PGP 1984 batch.

Haragopal Mangipudi is currently CEO & MD of finUNO. He founded a twin-engine start-up in the US & India simultaneously and co-created the world’s first multi-modal Intelligent Financial Assistant, which was launched at the Global Intelligent Assistance Conference in NYC. Forrester mentioned finUNO as one of the global top 3 innovations in financial services and customer experience.

Mr Mangipudi was previously Global Head of Finacle, Senior Vice President and Member of the Executive Council at Infosys Ltd. Haragopal Mangipudi is from the first batch of IIMB’s PGSEM (2001) program. Each recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award receives a citation and will have their name engraved on the Wall of Fame at the institute.

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