Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad today announced that its alumna Ms. Mamta Saikia is one of 33 business school graduates honored by AACSB International (AACSB)—the world’s largest business education alliance—as the “2019 Class of Influential Leaders”. The annual challenge recognizes notable alumni from AACSB-accredited schools whose inspiring work serves as a model for the next generation of business leaders.
Mamta Saikia was nominated by IMT Ghaziabad for her distinguished work in the area of social development. She currently serves as Chief Operating Officer, Bharti Foundation, and providing direct strategic and operational leadership to the education programs run by the Foundation in the rural areas across India.
Prior to joining Bharti Foundation, Mamta steered CRY’s operations under various prestigious positions. She has also served as the Chairperson of SAFRG and has been on the Board of Resource Alliance, a UK based organization working globally in the area of capacity building. In year 2015-16, Mamta was among the 100 Women Achievers of India under an initiative by the Ministry of Women & Child Development. She has also been awarded the Karmaveer Puraskaar: National Citizen Awards for Social Justice & Action.
Speaking on the occasion Prof Asish K Bhattacharyya (Director)- IMT, Ghaziabad said “We are proud of Ms. Mamta Saikia. It is a very prestigious award. It is a global recognition for Ms. Saikia and IMTG. IMT Ghaziabad stands out as a business school which grooms budding managers and entrepreneurs to enable them to pursue a career of their choice and be successful”.
She has been also inducted as an Honorary Member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Society: an international society that recognizes path-breaking work being done by MBA graduates across the world.
“AACSB is honored to recognize Mamta Saikia and applauds her achievements.” said Thomas R. Robinson, president and CEO of AACSB. “The diversity of backgrounds, industries, and career paths of the 2019 Class of Influential Leaders demonstrates that AACSB-accredited schools are preparing graduates to succeed wherever their passions may take them.”
Now its fourth year, the Influential Leaders challenge has recognized almost 200 business school graduates for creating lasting impact in business and society. All honorees are have earned an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree from one of the more than 800 AACSB-accredited business schools worldwide.
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