IMC 2015 Update: Dilip Shanghvi, MD, Sun Pharma to deliver Valedictory Address; felicitate Award Winners


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June 10, 2015
Sixth edition of Indian Management Conclave (IMC) 2015, to be held on July 29-30, 2015 at the ISB Hyderabad campus, will host the Valedictory Address by Mr Dilip Shanghvi, Founder and MD of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries.
Dilip Shanghvi, who started an Indian pharmaceutical company more than three decades ago selling a single drug, has overtaken oil refining tycoon Mukesh Ambani to become India`s richest person.

First generation entrepreneur, Mr Shanghvi is one of India's most celebrated entrepreneurs and was awarded the Forbes’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2014) and Economic Times’ Business Leader of the Year (2014).

Mr Shanghvi has made the headlines in national and international media recently. Bloomberg on March 4, 2015 wrote "Dilip Shanghvi, who started an Indian pharmaceutical company more than three decades ago selling a single drug, has overtaken oil refining tycoon Mukesh Ambani to become India’s richest person." On Jan 8, 2015, Forbes Asia said, "Pharma Tycoon Dilip Shanghvi Has Powered India's Second-Biggest Fortune"

Mr Shanghvi will felicitate the winners of Indian Management Conclave Awards 2015 on July 30 at a glittering ceremony at ISB, Hyderabad Campus. In 2013, to further the vision of I MC Conference, the 1st Indian Management Conclave Awards were launched. The core objective of IMC Awards is to identify, document and recognize the Best-practices and successful Initiatives by Indian B-schools. IMC Awards are recognized as India’s most prestigious Management Education Awards.

IMC 2015 will feature addresses by 30 leading management thinkers from India and Abroad on the theme of 'Enhancing B-school Competitiveness'. IMC Conclave, now widely recognized as India's biggest and best such conference, will host keynote addresses by academicians, corporate leaders, deans, directors from across the Globe; panel discussions by Directors from leading Indian B-schools; IMC Awards finalists’ presentation and workshops for understanding the micro-factors that enhance B-school competitiveness in current Indian context.

Key confirmed speakers are: Mr Ajit Rangnekar, Dean, Indian School of Business (ISB); Ms Avani Davda, CEO, Tata Starbucks; Dr Bharat N Anand, Chair, HBX & Professor, Harvard Business School; Dr Edward Snyder, Dean, Yale School of Management (Video Address); Dr Kalok Chan, Dean, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School, Hong Kong; Dr Ranjan Banerjee, Dean, SPJIMR, Mumbai; Dr RC Natarajan, Director, TAPMI, Manipal; Mr RS Sodhi, MD, GCMMF Ltd (AMUL); Mr Sangeet Chowfla, Global President & CEO, Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC); Dr Sofri B Yahya, Dean, GSB, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia; Mr Sridhar Venkat, CEO, Akshaya Patra Foundation (All names in alphabetical order).

Giving the background for IMC 2015 theme, Amit Agnihotri, Chairman, said, "After the massive shakeout, forward looking institutions are now looking for ways to enhance their competitiveness-both within Indian context, and increasingly in the global arena. IMC 2015 theme of Enhancing B-school Competitiveness will help them find some answers. "

Welcoming IMC to its iconic Hyderabad campus, Mr Ajit Rangnekar, Dean, ISB said, "B-Schools in India are in the midst of exciting times. In this backdrop, ISB is pleased to partner and host Indian Management Conclave 2015. The theme for 6th IMC 2015 is very timely. We warmly welcome Deans, Faculty members and Administrators to our Hyderabad campus."

Meanwhile, IMC Awards 2015 got a very enthusiastic response with 40 leading B-schools sending 65+ their nominations. The nomination process is closed now. Awards are being judged by Dr Shekhar Chaudhari, Former Director, IIM Calcutta (Jury Chair); Mr Sanjeev Kumar Gupta, Managing Director - H&PS, Govt Relations and Corp Affairs, Accenture India and Dr Sesha Iyer, Director, S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR).

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