Lancaster MBA hosts alumni receptions in India
Published 18 January 2012
Lancaster alumni came together in the first week of January. Director of MBA Programmes Jonathan Matheny and MBA Careers Manager Cana Witt travelled to India to hold receptions for MBA alumni as part of the growing alumni engagement programme expanding LUMS alumni networks across the world.
For the MBA programme staff it is particularly satisfying to see alumni back in their home environments, many with years of successful work already behind them and holding senior positions in companies and enterprises.
Hearing the stories of how their learning and knowledge has helped them find their way through the business world is immensely encouraging.
The MBA alumni receptions provide an ideal focus for old friends to get together. In the case of the Mumbai event, even after three years of living in the same city again, three of the alumni from the class of 2006 chose this occasion to reunite.
Also attending were recent graduates who had just arrived back in India and were now seeking employment there. The more established alumni were able to help them with contacts and suggestions for where to find work.
Guests included graduates from other Lancaster University Management School programmes and graduates of partner business schools in the Carnet Alliance.
In Mumbai alumni heard a talk by Mr Swami Krishan. Swami himself holds two Masters' degrees from Lancaster and following many years working with Sasken Communication Technologies is now lecturing on business himself and studying for a PhD. He is a keen proponent of reflection as a technique for effective management and the transfer of learning to and within the workplace, which is the founding tenet of the MBA and other senior management programmes taught at Lancaster.
MBA alumnus Rohit Sharma, Swami Krishnan and Dr Jonathan Matheny in Mumbai
At the New Delhi event the speaker was Mr Ravindra Joshi, newly appointed DGM of Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd. His talk centred on the Tata Business Excellence Model and how this has influenced his learning journey as a strategic leader.
Alumni events are also held three times a year in London, which is the biggest hub for Lancaster MBAs, and in other cities all over the world.
Lancaster MBA alumni networking at the new Delhi event
Ravindra Joshi with Jonathan Ivy