‘Ballad of CEOs’ discuss future of business in city

ST CORRESPONDENT
Sunday, 21 October 2018

Pune Institute of Business Management (PIBM) organised their 3rd national CEO conference, Ballad of CEO, on Saturday at their Pirangut campus. CEOs and managing directors of eminence participated in the conference, discussing trends, challenges and future of business.

Pune: Pune Institute of Business Management (PIBM) organised their 3rd national CEO conference, Ballad of CEO, on Saturday at their Pirangut campus. CEOs and managing directors of eminence participated in the conference, discussing trends, challenges and future of business.

Ramesh Iyer, CEO & MD of Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd, Souvik Sengupta, CEO & MD of Standard Chartered Investment and Loans (India) Ltd; Sudha Suresh, CFO & MD of Ujjivan Financial Services Ltd; Sarath Kumar, CEO & MD of Tower Research Capital LLC, and Prashant Pandey, Country Manager of Right Management Manpower Group, were present at the conference and panel discussion.

Panel discussed the topic ‘Transformational Leadership’. CEOs shared their experience and wisdom to describe challenges faced by the leaders and businesses during digital transformation, new age requirements for new business models etc.

Prashant Pandey, moderator of the panel discussion, shared his insight and said ‘…business world is disrupted by the technological advances and the changing business models is also responsible for changes in human lives’. Sudha Suresh described a complete transformational story that she witnessed during her tenure with Ujjivan Financial Services Ltd. Ramesh Iyer, commented on how rural India is reviving and contributing using digital transformation. He showed optimism about ‘the digital payment system, the normal cash system will prevail. E-commerce will not replace the brick and mortar. They will co-exist.’ 

Souvik Sengupta, reminisced the first massive disruption of affordable telephony that Indian market and people witnessed and went on to note that all industries are experiencing a massive disruption.

Raman Preet, Chairman and founder of PIBM, said that an event like Ballad of CEOs is a platform for the students to identify current challenges and future opportunities, while interacting with industry veterans.

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