“To lead people, walk behind them”- Lao Tzu
The students of IMT Business School learned this concept by one such leader, Mr. Sriram Rajan- Head OD & Talent at SIG Combibloc Obeikan.
Mr. Rajan delivered a guest lecture on the topic “Making Leadership Stick”. This guest lecture was conducted as a part of IMTea Expert Talks.
The focus of the talk was on the design of leadership paradigms to instil leadership skills. There were several essential elements explained like “Trend as you end”, “Refine before you Design” and “Design Paradigms and not Programs”.
His talk also highlighted some important points that an aspiring leader should keep in mind like “Don’t fear, focus on being clear”, “Value our values” and “Dare to do what you have not done before”.
The session was very interactive and the students really learned a lot from this.
We would like to thank Mr. Sriram for taking out time to address the students. We wish to have him more like this in the future and maintain a long term association.
The students of IMT Dubai hosted Mr. Wasim Basir – Director, Integrated Marketing Communication at Coca-Cola MENA at the campus for an interactive session on the topic: “What Ramadan can learn from Christmas-A Marketing Perspective”.
The students of IMT Dubai were fortunate to host Mr. Rajesh Garg – Group CFO, Landmark group at the campus for an interactive session on the topic: “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish, Stay Honest: The 3 key traits to progress in career and life”.
Mr. Garg discussed the key big trends in today’s world like Network Effect, Automation, Analytics & Cognition in detail. He explained how staying hungry is correlated with being competitive, staying foolish is correlated with being curious and staying honest is correlated with character.
He talked about how innovation based on A.I. and Blockchain has surpassed the predictions of classical laws like Moore’s Law and Nielsen’s Law. He explained it by introducing the students with innovation happening at Landmark Group and other companies.
The session was organized as a part of IMTea Talks by the Enterprise Relations Committee and Mr. Garg honored the efforts of students by signing the customary Tea Cup.
The IMT family is honored to host Mr. Rajesh Garg and we wish to maintain our strong relationship with him as well as Landmark Group.
The Sustainability and Development Committee of IMT Dubai hosted Mr. Matteo Boffa for a guest lecture on the topic of Circular Economy.
Mr. Matteo Boffa is a 27 year old social entrepreneur and is the Co-founder/General Manager of Etuix Ltd.
He delivered an interactive session about the effects of plastics on our environment. Mr. Boffa explained how plastics were created to help the environment, but now are overused and are destroying it. Every year, 500,000 Kg of PVC is destroyed in UAE alone and Etuix is helping to reduce the wastage by recycling the PVC and making accessories in its Milan facility.
Etuix Ltd. manufactures trendy accessories with 100% recycled PVC and have intentions to establish a facility in UAE to expand its reach.
Mr. Matteo Boffa can be reached at-
IMT Dubai was honored to host Ms. Jaya Maru, CEO, and Co-founder Rewardz to deliver a session on ‘Employee Rewards and Recognition Trends’.
Ms. Maru discussed the significance and impact of incentives and reward systems in the organizations. She described how an employee and an employer have a different perception about them.
After that, she moved on to the technological aspect of the topic, mentioning the technology used to change the paperwork appraisal to an app form.
IMT Dubai is thankful to Ms. Jaya Maru and we hope to maintain a long relationship with her.
The students of IMT Dubai were pleased to host Mr. Gustavo A Montero (Chairperson/Co-founder Agar LLC/Pockero Network) at the campus for an interactive session on Blockchain and the future of Finance.
Mr. Montero explained all the major concepts of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. He started by introducing the functions and working of blockchain followed by its application in the spectrum of industries. In the concluding note, he advised the students on how to acquire and utilize the knowledge of blockchain in their work life.
The session was organized as a part of IMTea Talks by the Enterprise Relations Committee and Mr. Montero honored the efforts of students by signing the customary Tea Cup. The IMT family is honored to host Mr. Gustavo A Montero and wish to have a long association with him.
The students of IMT Dubai were pleased to host Mr. Waseem Safdar, Production Manager at Saint-Gobain Weber Middle East for a guest lecture on Operational Excellence. He talked about the concepts of Supply Chain Management and the tools for Operational Excellence. He explained the commonly used tools and techniques like Lean 6-Sigma, Process Mapping, Just in Time, etc. and also answered the student queries.
IMT Dubai hosted Ms. Sonali Raha, Group Operations Manager at Just BTL Research and Consultancies. Ms. Raha conducted a lecture-cum-workshop which aimed at preparing students for the opportunities and challenges at the corporate workplace.
She delivered a step-by-step guide starting from Pre CV phase all the way to Day 1 of the job and explained all the minute nuances that companies take into consideration while evaluating the candidates. She presented a checklist for the preparation for audio, video and one-on-one interview which was very informative. Ms. Raha explained all the Do’s and Don’ts while preparing CV and corporate etiquettes through numerous examples. To give an example of what recruiters see in a CV, she analyzed one of the student’s CV and gave important tips while quickly answering all the queries of students.
IMT Dubai is thankful to Ms. Sonali Raha and we would like to host her again in the future for more workshops.
IMT Dubai officially kicked-off the first season of “IMTea Talks” on August 8th by hosting our esteemed guest Mr. Abhik Gupta, Managing Director- Nielsen, West Africa, and Maghreb Cluster. Mr. Gupta had an interactive session with the DCP students about Marketing in Emerging Markets and gave insights from market research studies as well as his rich personal experience in the industry.