EBMP 3rd Pune Batch Certification Ceremony

The Certificate Awarding Ceremony of the Executive Business Management Programme (EBMP) is a truly momentous and joyous occasion for the Indo German Training Centre. On the 15th February, 2017, 47 Managers from 17 companies in Pune were awarded their certificates amidst a lot of cheer and joy.

Participants of EBMP Pune Batch 2016
Participants of EBMP Pune Batch 2016

 

Frank Hoffman, Regional Director, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC), Pune welcomed all the dignitaries, business heads from the organizations, the EBMP participants’, family members and all the faculty.  After congratulating the batch, he motivated them saying ‘Dedication, Passion and Perseverance- Organizations that succeed have these qualities. They make excellent products and that stands out in the market. Your companies have sent you for the EBMP programme because they saw these qualities in you and that is what makes you stand out. You are sitting here today evening because you have successfully completed the programme proving your companies right.’

 

Welcome by Frank Hoffmann, Regional Director, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, Pune
Welcome by Frank Hoffmann, Regional Director, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, Pune

 

It was then time for Radhieka Mehta, Director, Indo-German Training Centre to share her experience of the EBMP Pune Batch 2016. She resonated the thoughts of the IGTC staff and faculty saying “With the EBMP programme, we have understood that once in class everyone is a backbencher. There is a continuous fight for the AC remote, tea breaks are very important, maintaining punctuality is as difficult as with our 21 year olds PG batch.  It is interesting to see you all fight over small projects, stand up and make an opinion, if someone talks a little longer, the rest of the class is restless. The faculty and we at IGTC have thoroughly enjoyed your participation, the questions, and the way you interacted and made the class a strong learning experience.”

 

Radhieka Mehta, Director, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce welcomes the Dignitaries, Corporate Partners, Faculty and EBMP Pune Participants
Radhieka Mehta, Director, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce welcomes the Dignitaries, Corporate Partners, Faculty and EBMP Pune Participants

 

She then introduced the EBMP participants, who would share their journey of the last one year, through a presentation called ‘From Concepts to Capstone.’  Shreyas Cadambi, Divisional Manager, Mercedes Benz India Pvt. Ltd. began by quoting Benjamin Franklin ‘We are all born ignorant, but one must really work hard to remain stupid.’ He went on to explain that it was their decision not to remain stupid and in order to do something about it, they decided to go back to school.’

 

Our presenters for the evening
Our presenters for the evening

 

 Shreyas Cadambi, General Manager, Mercedes Benz India Pvt. Ltd. shares his experience during the one year EBMP course
Shreyas Cadambi, General Manager, Mercedes Benz India Pvt. Ltd. shares his experience during the one year EBMP course

 

The 5 power women of the EBMP batch shared their journey of realizing dreams that seemed improbable to achieve.  “In a fraction of a second, there is dream to achieve, a dream between ambition and emotion, professional and family, between self and selfless, between a giver and a go-getter, and we transitioned through this year. Today, as we stand with this scroll of honour in front of you, life rewinds itself to this day when we took this decision to step into the unknown. The path was not easy and we knew it but we feel that if life doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you. A roller coaster of a ride which presented a lot of punches. But to take it on your chin and meet the hardships heads-on teaches you a lot of adaptability and flexibility. Every day of this year was a new learning and a new discovery and we stand here having achieved a wonderful dream. In the end we leave saying –if you want something you never had, you have to do something you have never done.”

 

 The women on the EBMP Pune Batch 2016 share their journey through this course.
The women on the EBMP Pune Batch 2016 share their journey through this course.

 

Vaijnath Sangekar, Deputy Manager at Thyssenkrupp Indistries India Pvt. Ltd. said “In the last one year, I am now an ordinary employee converted with extra-ordinary features and smart working capabilities. The biggest gift I got was the gift to read.”  The entire batch profusely thanked all the faculty members for their invaluable contribution to their lives.

 

Vaijnath Sangekar, Deputy Manager, Thyssenkrupp Indistries India Pvt. Ltd. Shares his experience about the EBMP course.
Vaijnath Sangekar, Deputy Manager, Thyssenkrupp Indistries India Pvt. Ltd. Shares his experience about the EBMP course.

 

Our League of Extraordinary Gentlemen - The IGTC Faculty at the Certification Ceremony
Our League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – The IGTC Faculty at the Certification Ceremony

 

Mangala Krishnamurthi, Deputy General Manager for Financial Controlling, Bosch Ltd. addressed the audience to share her experience as the business manager to Rajender Kirrola, deputy manager at Bosch Ltd.  She gave us an account of his transformation “Being from an accounting background and a controller, the first thing any controller does is to say no to any proposal because we have to save cost.  But now Rajender is very different. He looks at a problem from the entire business point of view.  This has made a big impact to our business as he comes up with new solutions and this is only possible because of this one year EBMP course.”

 

Ms. Mangala Krishnamurthy Deputy General Manager, Financial Controlling, Bosch Limited
Ms. Mangala Krishnamurthy Deputy General Manager, Financial Controlling, Bosch Limited

 

After the journey from ‘concepts to capstone’, the dignitaries took to the stage. Chief Guest Mr. Andreas Lauermann, President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd. in a motivating speech urged them to keep on learning as the world is moving faster according to him “What we are facing in our economies and the world is more complex because we are living in a big network and this gives us a lots of challenges, but every challenge is a chance. We now have technological megatrends and new things are coming especially with digitalization.  Digitalization is completely a game changer even in the automotive industry.  Surrounding markets are changing as now we are facing an intense and global competition, and this is all part of globalization. Lastly, regulations around the world are changing and it’s getting stricter and has to be for the betterment of the environment and this brings complexity to the business.  Connectivity is important in today’s day and hence companies like Tesla have an edge and are able to compete with established automobile organizations.” Mr. Lauermann concluded his speech by saying, “There one famous sentence that I remember – Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.  Through this programme we expect that we bring more entrepreneurship in our company again and hence this programme is very valuable for us.”

 

Dr. Andreas Lauermann, President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India greets Ravi Kirpalani, Managing Director and CEO, Thyssenkrupp India.
Dr. Andreas Lauermann, President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India greets Ravi Kirpalani, Managing Director and CEO, Thyssenkrupp India.

 

Dr. Andreas Lauermann, President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India addresses the audience
Dr. Andreas Lauermann, President and Managing Director, Volkswagen India addresses the audience

 

Guest of Honour Mr. Ravi Kirpalani, Managing Director and CEO, Thyssenkrupp India began his speech by stating, “More than 50 years ago, Peter Drucker in the year 1964 said two things about the future – it is not easy to know what the future is going to be like and more importantly it’s likely to be different from what we know and think today. There two opportunities that we can leverage from this uncertain future, the first is to exploit the gap between when a discontinuity appears and its full impact.  And the second is how you can impose with your ideas on a yet unborn future. A completely new idea that will help change what the future might look like.”

He then moved on to explain what it will take to develop a leader of such an uncertain and unknown future. “The role of the leader of the future is somebody who creates an extraordinary intent at its core, who has the courage to go beyond the drift, and finally it’s about taking risk, to anticipate and deal with ambiguity. But the most important thing is to have the passion to make your dreams come true.” Mr. Kirpalani then also elaborately spoke on about the 4 bits – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual capacity – that are ideally required to win.  He concluded his speech with a profound quote from the Upanishad which says that your ‘Deepest desire becomes your destiny.  As you desire so is your intent, as is your intention so is your will, as is your will so is your deed and as is your deed so is your destiny’.

 

Ravi Kirpalani, Managing Director and CEO, Thyssenkrupp India and Guest of Honour for the evening addresses the audience
Ravi Kirpalani, Managing Director and CEO, Thyssenkrupp India and Guest of Honour for the evening addresses the audience

 

After the speeches, it was time to hand out the certificates. The certificates were handed over to the participants as their family members, faculty, colleagues and company mentors cheered them on.  The pride and sense of accomplishment in the eyes of the participants was palpable.

Akshay Deshpande, Senior Manager, Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd. receives his certificate
Akshay Deshpande, Senior Manager, Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd. receives his certificate

 

Ashish Raikwar, Head of Development – Electronics, Knorr-Bremse Technology Centre India Pvt. Ltd. receives his certificate from Andreas Lauermann, President and CEO, Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd. and Chandra Nataraja Managing Director, Knorr-Bremse Technology Centre India Pvt. Ltd.
Ashish Raikwar, Head of Development – Electronics, Knorr-Bremse Technology Centre India Pvt. Ltd. receives his certificate from Andreas Lauermann, President and CEO, Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd. and Chandra Nataraja Managing Director, Knorr-Bremse Technology Centre India Pvt. Ltd.

 

Chinmay Pandit, Deputy Manager, Thyssenkrupp Indistries India Pvt. Ltd. receives his certificate from Frank Hoffmann, Regional Director, Indo German Chamber of Commerce, Pune and Ravi Kirpalani, Managing Director and CEO, ThyssenKrupp India Pvt. Ltd.
Chinmay Pandit, Deputy Manager, Thyssenkrupp Indistries India Pvt. Ltd. receives his certificate from Frank Hoffmann, Regional Director, Indo German Chamber of Commerce, Pune and Ravi Kirpalani, Managing Director and CEO, ThyssenKrupp India Pvt. Ltd.

 

Sheeja Kumar, Senior Manager, Mercedes Benz India Pvt. Ltd. receives her certificate from Frank Hoffmann, Regional Director, Indo German Chamber of Commerce, Pune, Ravi Kirpalani, Managing Director and CEO, ThyssenKrupp India Pvt. Ltd., Andreas Lauermann, President and CEO, Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd.
Sheeja Kumar, Senior Manager, Mercedes Benz India Pvt. Ltd. receives her certificate from Frank Hoffmann, Regional Director, Indo German Chamber of Commerce, Pune, Ravi Kirpalani, Managing Director and CEO, ThyssenKrupp India Pvt. Ltd., Andreas Lauermann, President and CEO, Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd.

 

Dharmaraj Sawane, Asst. General Manager, Vulkan Technologies Pvt. Ltd., receives his certificate from Frank Hoffmann, Regional Director, Indo German Chamber of Commerce, Pune, Ravi Kirpalani, Managing Director and CEO, ThyssenKrupp India Pvt. Ltd., Andreas Lauermann, President and CEO, Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd. and Radhieka Mehta, Director, Indo German Training Centre.
Dharmaraj Sawane, Asst. General Manager, Vulkan Technologies Pvt. Ltd., receives his certificate from Frank Hoffmann, Regional Director, Indo German Chamber of Commerce, Pune, Ravi Kirpalani, Managing Director and CEO, ThyssenKrupp India Pvt. Ltd., Andreas Lauermann, President and CEO, Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd. and Radhieka Mehta, Director, Indo German Training Centre.

 

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