IIM Sirmaur organizes Leadership Summit

Director IIM Sirmaur Dr Neelu Rohmetra and other dignitaries lighting lamp to inaugurate Leadership Summit.
Director IIM Sirmaur Dr Neelu Rohmetra and other dignitaries lighting lamp to inaugurate Leadership Summit.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 3: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Sirmaur held its Leadership Summit-2.0 on the theme ‘Young India: Leaders of Tomorrow’.
The event was graced by the presence of the corporate stalwarts.
Raj Khosla, Founder and MD MyMoneyMantra delivered the keynote speech and set the tone for summit in the inaugural session. Prof (Dr) Neelu Rohmetra, Director, IIM Sirmaur presided over the event.
In his keynote speech during the inaugural session, Raj Khosla, Founder and MD, MyMoneyMantra shared the key ingredients of leadership such as self-belief, conviction, optimism, self-confidence, cheerfulness and fearlessness and an uncanny, surreal sense of anticipation.
While declaring the Leadership Summit open in her presidential address, Prof (Dr) Neelu Rohmetra said “Leadership is chasing the hearts, the expectations and the feelings of the people one works with and works for”. She added that “Leadership is about staying in the background but coming forward, when the team needs you”.
During the first technical session, the panelists Mohit Grover Associate Director, Ibibo Group and Sanjay Banerjee Partner, Amrop India revolved around the theme “Millennials Treading the Road to Leadership”. Soumendra Mattagajasingh GM, ICICI Bank talked about sharp contrasts between the world’s leadership and millennials. They emphasized that the basic values are still the same but the need of leadership is changing. They suggested ways to engage millennials in the organization and suggested that begin unique is the key. “We need to conserve our values and innovate constantly since change is the only constant”, they expressed.
The second technical session was held on the theme “Inspirational Leadership”. The panelists were Snigdha Majumder Chief Operating Officer, IDfy, Prakash Singh Bisht Deputy GM, Zonal HR Head-North, ICICI Bank and Pankaj Suri Director-HR, Edelman India talked about their personal experiences and examples of their mentors, thepanelists identified that self-belief, and inward inspirational vision, an irrational hope for the future and the communication of the why are the key qualities of inspiring leadership.
Later in the day, two panel discussions were held on the themes ‘Integrated Leadership’ and ‘Contemporary Leadership: Behaviour and Practices’. The panelists were Priyabrata Sarangi, CIO, Eastman Auto and Power Limited, Amal Das, Managing Partner and CEO, Good People Consulting LLP, Biswajit Mohapatra, Global Integrated Delivery Leader CIO Advisory, Parijat Mondal, Vice President (Transportation), ESSEL Infra Projects Limited, Partha Pratim Dasgupta, Chief Mentor, Reliance, Vijay Pandey, Assistant Vice President, Mango Advisors, Abhijit Sengupta, Senior General Manger, HR, Eveready Industries Limited, Haresh Chaturvedi, Vice President HR, Reliance Industries Limited-Dahej (Petrochemical Division) and Ashok Pareek, Vice President Source to Pay, Deutsche Bank.
Prof Somnath Ghosh, Prof Pradipta Patra, PGP Chair, Prof Vikas Kumar and Prof Nivisha Singh acted as faculty coordinators for the event.
The student organizing team included Abhinav Sharma, Aishwarya Vyas, Shrikant Kurumathur, Nitin Sankar, SarangPabalkar, Sandeep Pandey, Naresh Sappa, Harshit Goyal, Nivedita Das, Arjun PC, Soumya Swaroop and Divyansh Agrawal.


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