IMT Ghaziabad Famous Alumni: Unicorn Founders, CEOs & CXOs, Marketing Stars leading top Global and Indian companies

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Updated on November 3, 2022
IMT Ghaziabad, one of the top B-schools in India, has produced not just CEOs who are leading top Global and Indian companies like Shell, Goldman Sachs, Raymond, Bajaj Auto and many more, but are also Unicorn Founders. Read on to know more about famous IMT Ghaziabad Alumni who are making their alma mater and entire management education proud.
IMT Ghaziabad Famous Alumni

IMT Ghaziabad, one of the top B-schools, has produced many CXOs who are leading top Global and Indian companies like Shell, Goldman Sachs, Raymond, Bajaj Auto and many more. In addition, do you know that IMT Ghaziabad alumni also include two Unicorn Founders! Read on to know more about top IMT Ghaziabad Alumni.

But before we progress, let’s know IMT Ghaziabad a little better. Established in 1980, IMT Ghaziabad is India’s premier AACSB accredited management school with a distinct focus on grooming leadership. Understanding student’s aspirations, IMT Ghaziabad has a strong focus on their career outcomes. Led by Dr Vishal Talwar, Director, IMT Ghaziabad, the B-school has recently taken many new initiatives, and announced a wholistic admission 2023 strategy.

With this brief introduction, let’s dive into the topic of the article - IMT Ghaziabad Alumni who are making MBA education proud!

IMT Ghaziabad Alumni are Unicorn Founders

Mohit Gupta, Co-Founder, Spinny

Mohit Gupta

The process of used car transaction is unnecessarily complex in India. ‘Dealers’ offer varied prices and services to attract customers towards cars of questionable quality. To weed out the inconvenience and cumbersome process to a one click solution, IMT Ghaziabad alumnus Mohit Gupta, alongwith co-founders Niraj Singh and Ramanshu Mahaur (both IIT-Delhi alumni) set off to start a revolutionary new way to buy and sell pre-owned cars online -- Spinny.

Spinny entered the coveted unicorn club in 2011 after raising $283 Mn in its Series E funding round at a post-money valuation of $1.3 Bn. The round was led by ADQ, Tiger Global, and Avenir Growth. Prior to Spinny, Mohit was associated with Flipkart, where he served for various positions from 2011 to 2014. Mohit is an alumnus of IMT Ghaziabad, and completed his PGDM in 2011.

Dharmil Sheth, Unicorn Co-founder of PharmEasy

Dharmil Sheth

IMT Alumnus Dharmil Sheth is the co-founder of PharmEasy, a disruptive healthcare company. He was awarded ‘Young Alumnus Awards’ by IMT Ghaziabad recently. A young entrepreneur, Dharmil completed his PGDM from Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad in 2013. He went on to do a few startups before striking gold in 2015 when he co-founded PharmaEasy.

The inspiration behind PharmEasy was to provide easily accessible healthcare services. He noticed many start-ups provide different healthcare services in wide ranges. But there was no such platform that provides home delivery of medicines to the needy patients. Dharmil Sheth and his doctor friend Dhawal Shah came up with the idea to build an e-pharmacy start-up. That’s how they set up PharmEasy back in 2015 to deliver medicines online.

Growing rapidly, in June 2021, PharmEasy announced acquisition of majority stake in diagnostics chain Thyrocare. PharmEasy parent API Holdings signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 66.1% stake in Thyrocare for Rs 4,546 crore! PharmEasy has a big user base, a network of 6,000 digital consultation clinics and 90,000 partner retailers across the country. It currently serves the pharmacy and diagnostic needs of more than 1 million patients.

CEOs/ President/COOs

Parminder Kohli, Senior Vice President (Europe, Middle East & Africa), Shell Lubricants

Parminder Kohli

London based Parminder Kohli is the Senior Vice President (Europe, Middle East & Africa) for Shell Lubricants and has vast experience in Strategy, Business Development, Marketing, Sales & Operations across 7 Industry Verticals, 3 continents and 4 organizations. As Senior Vice President for Shell Lubricants business, he shoulders responsibility for delivering the bottom-line of the business in 110 countries within the region.

Prior to this he headed Business Development, Marketing & Operations globally for Shell’s Fleet Solutions business serving Fuels and Mobility Services to B2B customers. In this role he was accountable for Digital transformation of the business, new market entries in China, Indonesia, India and Mexico in addition to managing world’s largest fuel card transaction processing platform. Parminder was also CEO of Shell and Vivo Lubricants, a pan African JV between Shell, Vitol the world’s largest crude trader and Helios an Africa-based private equity fund.

Parminder completed his PGDM at Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad in 1994. He has also completed advanced management programmes from Harvard Business School and IMD Switzerland. We hope these CXO success stories of IMT Ghaziabad Alumni will inspire you! Read on for some more inspiration. Here are a few other IMT Ghaziabad Alumni who are making their mark in the world of Marketing, HR and other areas.

Charu Kaushal, Chief Executive Officer, Allianz Partners India

Charu Kaushal

IMT Alumnus Charu Kaushal, CEO, India of Allianz Partners is a seasoned business leader with experience in Banking and Financial Services, Insurance and Retail. In her 22 years of work experience, she has helmed leadership roles for 10 years with P&L accountability. She joined Allianz Partners in May 2014 as the Chief Sales Officer and has been instrumental in charting out an excellent growth trajectory in India.

Prior to joining Allianz Partners, Charu worked in Citigroup for close to a decade in consumer finance and retail lending and was the Business Head for personal loans handling a 450 strong branch network. She has also worked with Perfetti, Arvind Mills and Netambit. Charu is a graduate in Economics from Lady Shriram College, Delhi University and completed her PGDM from IMT Ghaziabad in 1996.

Sumeet Narang, President (Probiking), Bajaj Auto

Sumeet Narang

Bajaj Auto is indeed one of the most respected business houses in India and revered for its marketing campaigns. IMT Ghaziabad graduate Sumeet Narang joined Bajaj Auto in February 2014 as Vice President, Marketing for Motorcycle Business. He is now the President of Probiking Business Unit at Bajaj Auto.

Sumeet has had a stellar career in business and marketing. Prior to joining Bajaj Auto, Sumeet was the Marketing Director – Mobile for Samsung Electronics. Earlier, Sumeet was the Country Marketing Manager at Procter & Gamble. He was also part of the marketing team at Coca Cola. Sumeet completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDM) from IMT Ghaziabad in 1993 and went on to work with the best companies in India.

Sandeep Dhar, MD & India Head - Consumer Banking at Goldman Sachs

Sandeep Dhar

Sandeep Dhar is the Managing Director & India Head of Consumer Banking at the financial giant Goldman Sachs. Since is passing out from IMT Ghaziabad in 1988, Sandeep has had a stellar career working in leadership positions at top companies.

Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Sandeep was the President - Customer Experience Transformation at Hexaware Technologies, the Chief Operating Officer - Business Services at Capgemini and the CEO of TESCO HSC. Prior to Tesco, he was the Managing Director of Sapient Corporation in India. Before that he was the president of the $100 million BPO business at Mphasis-EDS, a business which he grew from 3000 to 10,000 people in the span of just over three years. Sandeep also spent several years with Citibank and ABN AMRO in India as well as internationally and did pioneering work in the field of Contact centres, E-commerce and M-commerce. Sandeep completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDM) from IMT Ghaziabad in 1988 and has also attended the Advanced Management Program at Wharton Business School.

Sunil Kataria, Chief Executive Officer, Raymond Lifestyle (India & International)

Sunil Kataria

Sunil Kataria is the Chief Executive Officer of Raymond Lifestyle (India & International). He joined the company in March 2022. Earlier he was the CEO for India and SAARC at Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL). Sunil had joined GCPL in 2011 and played a critical role in the transformation of GCPL’s India and SAARC business.

Sunil has diverse work experience across the FMCG and consumer services sectors in sales, marketing and business roles. Prior to Godrej, he had a long and highly successful stint of 12 years at Marico Industries where he was last designated as GM - Marketing. Post this, Sunil also served as business head in two challenging service sectors: retail and telecom, leading large and complex business operations.

In recognition of his contributions and acumen, Sunil was elected as the Chairman of Indian Society of Advertisers (ISA) in September 2021. ISA is the apex national body as a strong voice to advertisers over the last 69 years. A graduate in Economics from Delhi University, Sunil did his PGDM from the Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad in 1990.

S. Sriniwasan, MD, Kotak Investment Advisors

​S. Sriniwasan

S. Sriniwasan, popularly known as Srini, heads Kotak Investment Advisors Limited. He has three decades in India Investment Banking/Investment Management, and has built India’s largest Alternate Investment Management business of over $5.7Bn across Real Estate, Private Credit, Distressed Assets and Private Equity.

S. Sriniwasan is also a part of the Group Management Council that drives Kotak Mahindra Group’s growth charter. He joined the Kotak Mahindra Group in 1993 and has played a crucial role in setting up and building the different asset classes in Kotak Investment Advisors including Real Estate, Infrastructure, Special Situations & Credit, Private Equity, Listed Strategies and Investment Advisory. Earlier, Sriniwasan was a part of Kotak’s investment banking joint venture with Goldman Sachs since inception in 1995, and was co-head of Kotak Investment Banking until 2005. Srini holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Delhi University and completed his PGDM from Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad in 1988.

CXOs in Marketing

Koshy George, Chief Marketing Officer, Marico Ltd

Koshy George

Koshy George is currently the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Marico India and is responsible for leading the brand marketing initiatives of the Company. He started his career with Marico India in 2001 as a Management Trainee and was an Area Sales Manager before moving to Hindustan Unilever.

Koshy George brings with him more than two decades of sales and marketing experience across diverse categories such as personal care, home care, and foods. His most recent role was Global Marketing Director - Skin Cleansing at Hindustan Unilever. During his tenure with Unilever, Koshy has worked across building and transforming various brands and categories. He was responsible for the Global leadership of two of Unilever's iconic personal care brands - Lifebuoy & Pears. Koshy has served on HUL's Home and Personal Care leadership teams from 2010 to 2016. Koshy holds a B.Com (Hons) degree from Hindu College, University of Delhi, and is an alumnus of IMT Ghaziabad.

Bansari Vyas, Director, Product Marketing, APAC Regional Team, Meta (Facebook)

Bansari Vyas,

Bansari Vyas is the Director of Product Marketing, APAC Regional Team, at Meta (formerly Facebook). She has been with Meta for 5 years prior to which she has a wealth of experience in the digital domain across product management, marketing, sales, consulting and partnerships. At Meta, Bansari heads the Business Product Marketing Regional team for APAC. Her team focusses on identifying opportunities in market and working with Product Management, Engineering, Research, Data Science, Content Strategy, Design and other cross functional partners.

Prior to joining Facebook, Bansari was the Industry Strategy Leader for Adobe’s Digital Marketing Business for the South Asia region. She is also responsible for driving innovation, evangelism of Adobe Marketing cloud. Prior to Adobe, Bansari was leading the Digital Marketing, Analytics and Alliances functions for Airtel. Bansari is an alumnus of IMT Ghaziabad, and completed her PGDM in 2005.

Amit Tyagi, Chief Marketing Officer, HTC Global Services

Amit Tyagi

Amit Tyagi is a seasoned professional and leader, with extensive corporate and entrepreneurial expertise in Marketing, Business Development, Alliance Management, and Sales. He joined HTC Global Services in 2022. In his last role, he was the Chief Marketing Officer at Apexon. He held leadership roles at leading technology companies (Dell, Intel, Sonata Software), manufacturing companies (GE, Crompton Greaves), and was also an entrepreneur in the Digital/MarTech space. His career is defined by extraordinary leadership, creative problem solving, operational excellence, customer focus, and transformational business impact.

Amit is a Keynote Speaker on marketing, innovation, and leadership for leading industry bodies and prominent higher education institutions. He is Six Sigma Greenbelt Certified from GE. Amit is a Mechanical engineer with PGDM in Marketing from IMT Ghaziabad.

CXOs in Finance and HR

Vasanth Madhuran T. Annapillai, Director- Commercial Finance, Coca-Cola India

Vasanth Madhuran

Vasanth Madhuran T. Annapillai has 20 years of post-MBA experience (domestic / international) in the Beverages, Food Retail, Commercial Property & Telecommunications industries with reputed organizations. He has handled roles touching upon business strategy, financial planning, economic modeling, operations, competitive landscape assessment and growth strategies in the Indian subcontinent and Global markets. He is a trusted advisor to the CXOs and Business Heads providing insights on the business. Vasanth is an alumnus of IMT Ghaziabad, and completed his PGDM in 2002.

Rajat Tandon, President, – Indian Venture and Alternate Capital Association (IVCA)

Rajat Tandon

Rajat Tandon is the President of Indian Venture and Alternate Capital Association (IVCA), India’s apex body representing the interests of PE/VC industry, Real estate, Infrastructure and Credit funds, Limited Partners, Family offices & Corporate VC’s.

Previously, Rajat was part of the leadership team at NASSCOM, the Indian IT and ITES/BPO body. In his role as Vice President, Rajat headed NASSCOM’s 10,000 Startups initiative, providing crucial support to technology startups in India. With his early stint as entrepreneur and extensive corporate experience in the IT & Telecom and GIS/Navigable maps, Rajat competently bridges the gap between boardroom expertise and on-the-ground experience. Over the past 25+ years, he has worked in various positions ranging from technical support, sales leadership, service delivery to strategic initiatives at Siemens, Nortel, and Nokia (NAVTEQ). Rajan completed his PGDM from IMT Ghaziabad, and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Pune University.

Rohit Hasteer, Group Chief Human Resource Officer,,,

Rohit Hasteer

Rohit Hasteer is an experienced HR professional, who thrives on building and creating Great Places to Work. He has rich experience in finding and building talent, setting up robust policies & processes, honing talent through learning & development and talent management, all this while building a results oriented and metric driven HR team.

Other Famous IMT Ghaziabad Alumni
In addition to CXOs mentioned above, there are many other distinguished IMT Ghaziabad alumni. Check this list below.

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Neeraj Chaturvedi
Head-Marketing, Merchandising, Monetisation & Membership, FKW
Aditi Anand
Head-Creative Strategy
The Coca Cola Company
Pratik Gupta
Global Head, Digital and e-commerce
Marico Limited
Akshat Jain
Head of Modern Trade at Reckitt
Reckitt Benckiser
Shanu Agarwal
Head - Partner Marketing
Sanat Kumar Gupta
Head of Marketing
3M Solutions
Neeti Goyal
Vice President-Client Engagement and Communication
Pragya Bijalwan
CMO Vice President, Marketing
Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals ltd
Mahalakshmi R
Head HR South East Asia
Mondelēz International
Ankur Poddar
HR Head - DTH & Broadband
Viral Bansal
Vice President Human Resources
Anuj Mittal
PGDM – 2007
Chief Financial Officer
Gurpreet Singh
PGDM – 2000
Sr. VP
Citi Bank
Aditya Singh
PGDM – 2012
Associate Director Treasury
Standard Chartered Bank
Kapil Malhotra
PGDM - 2012
Vice President, Financial Market Advisory
Priyanka Singh
PGDM – 2006
Head Of Peoples Office
Rekha Nair
PGDM - 1994
Director People Success
Varkey Mathew
PGDM- 2008
Director and Head of HR (HRBP, C&B, HR Ops)
Skill Lync
Pooja Lyall
PGDM – 2004
Head -  Human Resources India & APAC
Abhinav Jindal
PGDM – 2000
Founder & CEO
Kimaya Himalayan Beverages LLP
Ankit Aggarwal
PGDM – 2010
Founder & CEO
Social Sector Leaders
Mamta Saxena
PGDM – 1991
Bharti foundation
Gautam Gauri
PGDM – 2007
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Suchitra Cancer Care
Premlata Poonia
PGDM – 2007
Humari Laado
Manoj Dhar
PGDM -1989
CEO & Co-Founder
Integrated Brilliant Education Trust

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