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IIM-A confers Young Alumni Achievers Award to six


AHMEDABAD: The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) on Sunday announced six winners of Young Alumni Achievers Award 2019. The winners come with head of southeast Asia for the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and reader of Physics at University of Cambridge.

This was once fifth edition of the awards that began in 2015 to acknowledge outstanding contribution by alumni under 45 years of age in their field of selection. As in line with IIM-A officials, the winners were chosen from just about 100 entries this year which have been invited in seven classes. This year, the awards were conferred in 3 classes. There were no awards in media and entertainment industry and public carrier classes this year.


Sumit Jalan (PGP 2002), managing director, co-head of funding banking and capital markets, Credit Suisse, India; Vaishali Rastogi (PGP 1997), senior spouse and managing director, head of southeast Asia, BCG; and Viraj Sawhney (PGP 2000), managing director, Warburg Pincus, India, were awarded in corporate leadership class, Pranay Agrawal (PGP 1998), CEO Fractal Analytics and Srikanth Velamakanni (PGP 1998), team CEO, Fractal Analytics, were awarded in entrepreneurship class and Dr. Suchitra Sebastian (PGP 1997), reader in Physics at University of Cambridge, UK, was once awarded for her academic achievements.

Prof. Errol D’Souza, director, IIM-A said that the careers of these aspirational individuals are role fashions for IIM-A students. “Behind each good fortune is a tale of diligence in function setting and overcoming stumbling blocks in the endeavour to succeed in them. We show pride in their achievements and sit up for their long run endeavours as trade brokers and leaders,” he said.

The formal ceremony would happen at IIM-A at 6 pm on Sunday.


“The award is a popularity that the search is rarely over. From trade to physics, IIM-A formed my journey. It pushed me to take dangers and to fly the nest,” said Dr Sebastian, winner in academics class.


Vaishali Rastogi, winner in corporate leadership class, said that the IIM-A stint enabled her to gain publicity, construct self assurance and provide a foundation that stayed with her eternally. I nonetheless take note the innumerable debates with fellow students that in point of fact pushes your important pondering, drive you to come out of shell and learn to a minimum of cope – if now not enjoy – elegance participation,” she said.


It was once double pride for the founders of Fractal Analytics as batch pals and partners Agrawal and Velamakanni won the awards for entrepreneurship. “This award is a validation of the exhausting work, commitment and belief of everyone that is working or has labored at Fractal. Srikanth and I are honoured to obtain this award on behalf of everyone at Fractal. The abilities we picked up all over our two years at IIMA have are available in extremely to hand at every stage of our journey,” said Agrawal.




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