Coffee With Alumni - Ms. Geetika Singh

On 6th January, 2017, the Alumni Committee organised a ‘Coffee with Alumni’ session with Ms. Geetika Singh, an Alumna of the 2000 batch. Ma’am has an experience of 17 years in the niche field of Market Research, and is currently, the Vice President, Qualitative Branch Head at GfK Mode, Mumbai.

Ma’am began the session by asking students about their perception of what market research is all about. She shed light on how the proper understanding of market, customer profitability, decision making, communication evaluation, qualitative and quantitati...

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Coffee With Alumni (CWA) Session with Mr. Kapil Mehra

On 17th November 2016, the first Coffee with Alumni (CWA) session was conducted by The Alumni Committee for the batch of 2016-2018. The guest for the day was Mr. Kapil Mehra, AVP, ICICI Securities Ltd. Sir is an alumnus of the 2002 batch with an illustrious career in the Finance and Banking sectors. The session began with Sir asking every student about their future plans after completing MBA and how they would invest a sum of money in various financial instruments, thus analysing their risk taking ability.

Sir then answered the questions posed by the students on the effect...

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Coffee with Alumni - Mr. Manish Daswani

On 26th October, 2015, we were privileged to have an interaction with Manish Daswani, an alumnus of the 2003 batch, for an engaging session over a cup of coffee. The venue for the session was the swanky Bank of America office at Nariman Point in Mumbai. Manish, a payments & cash management professional is currently working as Director, Commercial Cards in the Asia Pacific cards team at Bank of America.

‘Work hard, stay humble and be honest; not just to your work but also to yourself,’ was the advice that Manish gave the students before the students asked hi...

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Coffee with Alumni - Mr.Vernon Fernandes

On the 26th of September, the Alumni Committee welcomed Mr. Vernon Fernandes, an alumnus of the 2014 batch, for a Coffee with Alumni session to address a few students of the junior batch. Mr. Fernandes is an Assistant Manager in the Corporate and Investment Banking Team at Citicorp Services India Ltd. He has experience in the Equity Research markets, Portfolio Management, and Investment Banking sectors and has also been associated with the Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, NVS Brokerage Pvt. Ltd. and CRISIL.

The session started with the students introducing themselves and sharing...

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Coffee with Alumni - Mr. Sameer Kanwar

On 25th July, the budding management aspirants of SIMSREE were pleased to have the opportunity of interacting with Mr. Sameer Kanwar, an alumnus of the 1995 MMS Batch. Mr. Kanwar is currently the General Partner at Basil Growth Corporation. Previously, he was the Director at Powerdesk. In the ‘Coffee With Alumni’ session organised by the Alumni Committee in the college campus, the students had a very friendly and meaningful conversation with Mr. Kanwar over coffee and snacks.

With about 20 years of expertise in the information technology and services sector and...

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Coffee With Alumni - Ms. Nafisa Thingna

It was a bright sunny day in the month of gloomy July when a few chosen students got an opportunity to meet Ms. Nafisa Thingna(Vice President at The Times of India), alumna of the 1984 batch. The Coffee with Alumni session, organised by the Alumni Committee of the college as a part of the induction program, took place on 27th of July, in the conference room at our very own institute. Having over 28 years of experience with Times Group and in the media marketing sector, Ms. Thingna gave us a peek into the management world. The session was engaging as she answered our curious quest...

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Coffee With Alumni - Mr. Amitkumar Shah

It was a moment of great honour and privilege for the students of SIMSREE to have an opportunity of interacting with Mr. Amitkumar Shah, illustrious Alumni from the 1997 batch. Mr. Amit is currently the Vice President – Equities and Prime Services at Credit Suisse Bank. This ‘Coffee with Alumni’ session was arranged by the Alumni Committee on the 15th March, 2015.

It was heart warming to see how Mr. Shah quickly gelled with the students and kick started the session. He spoke about his college days and expressed his views as to how everything in the colleg...

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Coffee With Alumni - Mr. Sunil Chourasia

On Saturday morning, 10th January 2015, some students got the opportunity to meet Mr. Sunil Chourasia and interact with him over a cup of coffee. The session kicked off with a quick introduction from each student. Mr. Chourasia spoke about his experiences during his college days and the importance of live projects, internships and case studies. With around 10 years of Sales experience in the FMCG sector, Mr. Chourasia spoke about his rich experience in various companies in the industry. He spoke about his experiences at various places he visited PAN India, duri...

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Coffee With Alumni - Mr Yagnesh Ravani

It was a Saturday morning well spent, as few SIMSREEites got the privilege to personally interact with one of the illustrious alumnus of 1990 batch, Mr Yagnesh Ravani (Founder and MD of Devine Touch Exports Pvt Ltd) at the Coffee with Alumni session held on January 17th 2015 at the college campus.

The session started with a brief introduction by Mr Yagnesh Ravani about his career and his Garments Exports Business of Shawls and Scarves. Thereafter, he enlightened the students by answering a range of questions related to Manufacturing and Exports.

With an in-depth exp...

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Coffee With Alumni - Mr Abhay Khubalkar

The students of SIMSREE were pleased to have the opportunity of interacting with Mr Abhay Khubalkar, a graduate from the 1999 batch and currently the Associate Director-Private Banking and Wealth Management at Standard Chartered Bank. In the ‘Coffee With Alumni’ session organised by the Alumni Committee in the college campus on February 9th 2015. The students had a very friendly and meaningful conversation with Mr Khubalkar over coffee and snacks.

With over 15 years of Banking expertise over diverse fields including Retail Banking, NRI Banking and Private Banki...

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Coffee with Alumni - Mr. Purvesh Shah

After a very interesting and insightful guest lecture by Mr. Purvesh Shah, CFA, one of our illustrious alumni from the class of 1995, a few students got the opportunity to interact with him personally over a cup of coffee.

A veteran within the Investment banking industry with around twenty years of expertise, Mr Shah shared the rich experience he has gained over the years with the students. He answered a volley of questions that the students had about Investment banking, tailoring them with relevant industry examples which helped the students to understand better. He also threw light...

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Coffee With Alumni: Mr Mahesh Kalsekar

We were delighted to have the first ‘Coffee with Alumni’ session of our batch with Mr Mahesh Kalsekar, Director – Strategy and Business Development at Takeda Pharmaceuticals and alumnus of the 1995 batch. He has close to twenty years of experience in the healthcare sector across Corporate Strategy, Business Development, Consulting and Market Research verticals. In the session, coordinated by the Alumni Committee, nine students got the opportunity to spend quality time engaging in a meaningful conversation with Mr Kalsekar over coffee and snacks. He shared with students his...

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Coffee with Alumni: Ms. Nafisa Thingna

"Enjoy your work thoroughly. If you don’t wake up every morning with a spring in your step, looking forward to your work, you are in the wrong job.” This was the most resounding of many valuable messages that were given by Ms. Nafisa Thingna (Vice President at The Times of India) , alumna of the 1984 batch. The occasion was the second edition of Coffee with Alumni organized by the Alumni Committee on 28th January 2014, and the venue was the swanky office of the Times Group in Lower Parel. With an experience of over 27 years with the Times Group and the enthusiasm of a newly join...

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Coffee with Alumni: Ms. Anita Bhat-Zutshi

On a pleasant Saturday afternoon (22nd February, 2014), eight students of SIMSREE got an opportunity to interact over coffee with one of its most illustrious alumni, Ms. Anita Bhat-Zutshi, a graduate from the batch of 1994 and currently the GM (Finance - Sales and Customer Development) at Hindustan Unilever Limited. The third edition of the ‘Coffee with Alumni’ series for the current batch of students was organized by the SIMSREE Alumni Committee at the luxuriant Starbucks outlet within the premises of the plush Oberoi Mall in Mumbai. Ms. Zutshi, cheerf...

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