Mr. Ajai Chowdhry on the Academic Governing Board of IFIM Business School, Bangalore

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Published : Wednesday, 02 July, 2014 11:59 AM
 
Padma Bhushan Mr. Ajai Chowdhry, Founder-HCL & Former Chairman- HCL Infosystems Ltd. was recently invited to join the 'Academic Governing Board' (AGB) of IFIM Business School, Bangalore.
 
Mr. Ajai Chowdhry, one of the six founder members of HCL, began an exciting journey three decades ago with a dream to give India its very own  microcomputer. HCL, India's original IT garage start-up founded in 1976, today is an Rs 26,318 crores (US $ 5.7 bn) global enterprise and Mr. Ajai Chowdhry has been a key force in driving the  growth of HCL.
 
He led the foundation of HCL's overseas  operations, starting with Singapore in 1980s and    later expanded to the other South Asian Markets.  He  has been enlisted among 'India's Most  Powerful  Brand Builders' and has been adjudged  among 'India Inc's Most Powerful CEOs' by The  Economic Times. In 2011, the honorable  President  of India conferred Mr Ajai Chowdhry with  the  prestigious Padma Bhushan, one of the highest civilian honors, as recognition of his consistent contribution in building the IT industry of the nation. Presently, Mr. Ajai Chowdhry has started to focus on incubating entrepreneurship by aiding start-ups through a variety of initiatives. He is currently involved in teaching entrepreneurship at IIT Hyderabad and has been recently appointed by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee as Chairman of IIT-Patna.
 
Mr. Sanjay Padode, Secretary, Centre for Developmental Education, announcing the membership of Mr. Ajai Chowdhry to the AGB said, "We are delighted to have a luminary like Ajai Chowdhry on our AGB. We look forward to Ajai mentoring the leadership team at IFIM towards making it a world class institution and helping us transform our students into holistic, socially responsible and continuously employable professionals. "
 
On why he agreed to be on the IFIM Board of Governors, Mr. Ajai Chowdhry said, "I was impressed with the energy, enthusiasm and commitment of the IFIM team towards building a progressive institution that is focused on transformation of students. When they invited me to join the Academic Governing Board, I gladly agreed. I will be mentoring the leadership team at IFIM, especially in new programs and initiatives in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Business Analytics and Distance Learning."
 
THE ACADEMIC GOVERNING BOARD OF IFIM B-SCHOOL
 
Mr. V.B. Padode: Chairman for Developmental Education (CDE) Society and Chief Editor – Dalal Street Investment Journal (DSIJ)
 
Dr. R.S. Nirjar: Executive Chairman – Board of Governors, Vice Chancellor (Retd.) Gautam Budha University, Greater Noida (UP)
 
Mr. Sanjay Padode: Secretary-CDE Society, Bangalore
 
Dr. Pritam Singh: Member of Board of Governors, Director General of MDI and IIM-L
 
Dr. Devi Singh: Director – Indian Institute of Management , Lucknow
 
Padma Bhushan Mr. Ajai Chowdhry: Founder-HCL & Former Chairman-HCL Infosystems Ltd.
 
Dr. Chandra Bhushan Sharma: Member of Board of Governors, President IGNOU Teacher’s Association
 
Dr. V.A. Sastry: Director – The National Stock Exchange
 
Mr. Mike Shah: President & CEO – M.S.Entreprises, Bangalore
 
Mr. Rajesh Padode: Joint Managing Director – DSIJ Pvt.Ltd., Pune
 
Dr. M.R.Gopalan: Advisor- Research, IFIM Business School, Bangalore
 
Dr. Rajesh Naithani: Director-South African Airways
 
Mr. Vikram K. Limsay: CEO & Principal Consultant, Helicon Consulting, Bangalore
 
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