MICA, India’s premiere management institute in Strategic Marketing and Communication today announced appointment of three new membersto its Governing Council - Mr. Abhijit Bhaduri, Chief Learning Officer, Wipro Ltd, Mr. Achal Bakeri, Chairman and Managing Director, Symphony Limited and Dr.Tridip Suhrud, Director and Chief Editor, Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust.
Mr. Abhijit Bhaduri is currently the Chief Learning Officer at Wipro Ltd. and is also on the board of a prestigious program for Chief Learning Officers run by the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Wipro,Mr. Bhadurihas led cross HR teamsin India, AsiaPacific and the US at Microsoft, Pepsico and Colgate. His thought pieces are featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Economic Times and People Matters. He has also been a speaker at TEDx and INK conferences.
Mr. Achal Bakeri, a MBA in Finance and Real Estate Finance from University of Southern California is also a Chevening Scholar from the London School of Economics on Leadership & Global Governance. In 1988, Mr.Bakeri’s entrepreneurial journey began with Symphony Ltd., which is now a public-listed company with a market capitalization of Rs. 8000 crores. Symphony Ltd. is the largest manufacturer of air-coolers in the world. Mr. Bakeri has been associated with various professional bodies and public charitable institutions and also has beena recipient of several awards in the entrepreneurship and leadership space.
Dr. Tridip Suhrudis an active member of the Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission supported by the Government of India. Over the tenure of his career, Dr. Tridip has gainedincisive knowledge on the life and thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi and has been consistently writing books and essays on it.Some of his recent works include Beloved Bapu: the Mirabehn-Gandhi correspondence, Gandhiji Ni Rojnishi, Hind Swaraj ek Anushilan, Kavi Ni Choki and a bilingual edition of M K Gandhi's Hind Swaraj.
Dr. Nagesh Rao, President and Director, MICA said, “The greatest insights occur at the intersection of different areas of work, different ways of thinking, different ways of doing and different ways of being. In our new governing council members, Prof. Suhrud, Mr. Bakeri and Mr. Bhaduri, we have exactly that, expertise in very diverse areas and ways of life adding richly to conversations on how to take MICA forward.”
Mr. Madhukar Kamath, Chairperson, MICA GC and Group CEO & MD, DDB Mudra Group said, “As we march forward toward vision 2020 for the institute i.e to create leadership in Strategic Marketing and Communication, I am glad to be joined by three esteemed and well respected individuals on the Governing Council. The strategic direction for the institute will now be driven an eclectic mix of individuals with diverse backgrounds – C-suite Executives from Marketing, Advertising, Media, Research, Digital Marketing and HR, an Entrepreneur, Academicians and an individual who has worked tirelessly towards preserving the legacy of one of the biggest brands this country has given to the world. I am excited as this group sets out to build a truly world class institute.”
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