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Corporate Connect

The Corporate Connect program is a strategic initiative undertaken by Globsyn Business School to integrate various facets of real-life corporate experiences into the curriculum. As a part of this uniquely designed initiative corporate managers share their real-life corporate and business experiences with students not as standalone ‘experience’ sharing sessions but as integral part of the curriculum.

The Corporate Connect program invites senior level executives, entrepreneurs and eminent industry experts from various fields and industry sectors to share their practical experiences in the context of theoretical discourses the students have undergone.

Listed below are some of the sessions that took place during the Academic Year 2018-19:

Financial Management Accounting

Date: August 29, 2018

Course: Finance/Accounts

Theme/Topic: Financial Management Accounting

Name of Guest Speaker: Mr. Kamlesh Jhunjhunwala

Designation: Assistant Manager, Business Development, NCDEX

Brief Description: Mr. Kamlesh Jhunjhunwala explained how the stock market works, its importance and its function. He discussed about the functions of NCDEX and how ‘Hedgers’, ‘Speculators’ and ‘Arbitrators’ play a vital role in the exchange market. He also shared a brief idea on the concept of ‘DABBA’ trading, which in simple words is illegal trading.

Financial Statement Analysis

Date: September 3, 2018

Course: Financial & Management Accounting

Theme/Topic: Financial Statement Analysis

Name of Guest Speaker: Mr. Aditya Sharma

Designation: Senior Vice President, Asia, Boson Energy SA

Brief Description: Mr. Aditya Sharma brings in 27 years of professional experience – 18 years in India and 9 in Luxembourg. Aditya started his career in Kolkata with consulting wing of one of the big-fours. Aditya is a Cost and Management Accountant (1990), an MBA Finance (1991), a Chartered Secretary (1995), and Certified Energy Risk Professional (2014) from Global Association of Risk Professionals.

 

Summary and few main points of the speech:

  1. Mr Sharma spoke on the fundamentals of accounts and shared his knowledge on finance and the basics of accounts specifically trading account, profit loss account, balance sheet, trial balance observation etc.
  2. It was an interactive session where we discussed the intricacies of maintaining books of accounts and financial statements of a company.
Learning & Development

Date: September 6, 2018

Course: Training & Development

Theme/Topic: Learning & Development

Name of Guest Speaker: Mr. Sushanta Sinha

Designation: Learning Head (East), TCS

Brief Description: Mr. Sushanta Sinha has over 25 years of experience in IT and IT enabled services. He is currently working in TCS for 20+ years, joined as Systems Analyst and over the years took up various roles and responsibilities across functions. His earlier responsibilities include managing delivery teams in India and North America, driving process improvements as Six Sigma Master Black Belt for a large customer, analysing HR data and modelling HR Processes as part Global HR PMO team.

 

Summary and few main points of the speech:

  1. The session highlighted upon the fact that when it comes to the Learning and Development department of an organization today, it is all about the learner & his willingness to learn. To make the learning process more effective the training content and method should be learner-centred rather than teacher, or organization-centred.
  2. He discussed about how in this fast growing world of technology the training process is drastically shifting towards e-learning. Training activities should be planned in such a way that every learner feels engaged during the learning process which in turn will enhance the effectiveness of their learning and development.
Risk Management

Date: September 11. 2018

Course: Risk Management

Theme/Topic: Risk Management

Name of Guest Speaker: Prof. Timir Baran Chatterjee

Designation: Practioner, Indirect Tax

Brief Description: Prof. Chatterjee is a 1st class B.Com (Hons) and M. Com graduate. and a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, New Delhi, who has completed his MBA in International Business (IIFT), ACMA and MIIA (USA). He is also a qualified Cost Accountant and a member of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India. He is also a member of the Indian Council of Arbitration, New Delhi and Institute of Internal Auditor (USA).

Prof. Chatterjee recently retired as the Chief Corporate Officer (Legal & Corporate Affairs) at DIC India Limited

 

Summary and few main points of the speech:

  1. Prof. Chatterjee discussed about the Ways to manage the Risk, which includes: Risk Identification, Risk Reduction or elimination, Risk Retention, Transfer of Risk.
  2. It was an interactive session where a discussion was done on the Types of Risk associated to a Company, such as: Operational Risk, Financial Risk, Demographic Risk, Statutory Risk, Market Risk, Research related Risk, Risk in Human Resource, IT related Risk.
Goods & Services Tax (GST)

Date: September 12, 2018

Course: Advanced Accounting and Taxation

Theme/Topic: Goods & Services Tax (GST)

Name of Guest Speaker: Ms. Shivani Shah

Designation: Proprietor, Shivani Shah & Associates; Senior Partner, Shah More & Associates

Brief Description: Ms. Shivani Shah is the proprietor of a chartered accountant firm Shivani Shah & Associates. She has around 12 years of experience in accounting and indirect taxation field. She is a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Transfer Pricing Department.

Ms. Shah started her own firm Shivani Shah & Associates in the year 2008. She is also a member of several prestigious organisations such as Bengal Chambers of Commerce, Indirect tax committee of EIRC etc.

 

Summary and few main points of the speech:

  1. Ms. Shah spoke on the India’s biggest indirect tax reform in the form of Goods and Services Tax (GST).
  2. It was an interactive session where a discussion was done on the benefits of GST, types of GST and Tax rates under GST etc. She also discussed about CGST, SGST and IGST.
Global Business Strategy

Date: September 12, 2018

Course: Global Business Strategy

Theme/Topic: Global Business Strategy

Name of Guest Speaker: Prof. Ranjan Das

Designation: Chairman, The Strategy Academy

Brief Description: Prof. Ranjan Das brings in 40 years of professional experience -20 years in industry during which Prof Das had held such senior positions as General Manager of an MNC and Managing Director of a Joint Sector Company in India. 10 years in teaching, training, research and consulting at IIM Calcutta, in addition to teaching at IIM Calcutta, he had also taught as a visiting faculty at School of Business and Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Beirut University, Beirut and Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. 5 years [beginning January 2008] as an Academic and Social Entrepreneur engaged in setting up India’s FIRST and only one Business School named ‘The Strategy Academy’.

 

Summary and few main points of the speech:

  1. Prof. Das spoke on the topic, Oli Model for Internationalisation Strategy which describes the Ownership (O), Location (L) and Internationalisation (I).
  2. It was an interactive session where there was a discussion was done on CAGE Distance framework, AAA Framework I.e. Adaption Strategies, Aggregation Strategies, and Arbitrage Strategies.
Training and Development

Date: September 13, 2018

Course: Organizational Behaviour/Human Resource

Theme/Topic: Training and Development

Name of Guest Speaker: Mr. Pradip Bandopadhyay

Designation: Head – HR, G4S Secure Solutions

Brief Description: Mr. Pradip Bandopadhyay, is a HR Professional and having more than 20 years of rich experience in the entire gamut of Human Resources in HR and IR functions which include generalist HR functions at the corporate level talent acquisition, development, appraisal and retention along with compliances, industrial relations at the manufacturing unit level.

He Completed his Master Degree from University of Kolkata. Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management from Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management .Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management from National Institute of Personnel Management.

 

Summary and few main points of the speech:

  1. Mr. Bandopadhyay shared his experience as well as groom future HR Managers. It was an interactive session where we had a discussion that the way current industry is training their staff and impact of technology in training and development etc.
  2. At the end of the session, there was a discussion regarding the topic whether training is really helping the company to earn more, or it is a waste of time and resources for the company.
Performance Management

Date: September 19, 2018
Course: Performance Management
Theme/Topic: Performance Management
Name of Guest Speaker: Mr. Vishal Verma
Designation/Short Profile: Sr. Manager (HR), Techno Electric & Engineering Co. Ltd.

Brief Description: Mr. Vishal Verma has nearly 12 years of experience in cross-cultural human resource Functions including Talent Acquisition, Talent Management & Development. Along with this he has an expertise in delivering sustained organizational growth in dynamic environments, establishing structure, building employee value, driving vision and achieving critical strategic goals.

He has worked with notable organizations like Times Press Pvt Ltd, SRP Environ System Pvt Ltd., Jai Balaji Industries Ltd and Environ Solar Pvt Ltd.

 

Summary and few main points of the speech:

  1. Mr Sharma spoke on the various usage and importance of HR analytics and how the data from the performance management system can be used in various processes of HR like Talent Acquisition, Learning and Development etc. through proper analysis of the data.
  2. It was an interactive session where the students were given an opportunity to have a thorough insight of what is happening in the industry.
Business Communication

Date: September 26, 2018
Course: General Management
Theme/Topic: Business Communication
Name of Guest Speaker: Ms. Aditi Basu
Designation: Head – Marketing Communications, Outotec India

Brief Description: Ms. Aditi Basu is a Corporate and Marketing Communications professional with 17 years of industry experience. She started her career with ‘The Times of India’, Kolkata as Correspondent & Copy Editor (Features). Ms. Basu has an active interest in Public Speaking, Reading, Writing, Dance and Wellness.

 

Summary and few main points of the speech:

  1. Ms. Basu spoke on the three basic influential factors of communication, which are :
  • The content or the information present.
  • The choice of packaging or the presentation.
  • The way in which we decide to engage or interact to drive across the point.

2.  It was an interactive session where a discussion was done on how to perfect the art of introducing oneself in the form of a story. The story should be a well fabricated one, but not a falsified one.

Managerial Functions of MFOB

Date: September 26, 2018
Course: Managerial Functions and Organizational Behaviour (MFOB)
Theme/Topic: Managerial Functions of MFOB
Name of Guest Speaker: Mr. Samindra Roy
Designation/Short Profile: Partner, Unigrow Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Brief Description: Mr. Samindra Roy has over 34 years of functional expertise in both Trade Marketing & Distribution as well as Brand Marketing in the FMCG space in both India and Nepal, as well as in managing a Lifestyle Retail Chain and marketing of Services. He had been with ITC Ltd. for about more than 22 years in an Executive Leadership role.

 

Summary and few main points of the speech:

  1. Mr Roy spoke on the Primary role of Management is to differentiate between Shareholder V/S Stakeholder; Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability Ecosystem; Competitiveness & Profitability will also be determined by Sustainable Business Practices etc.
  2. It was an interactive session where a discussion was done on the Triple Bottom Line, TBL Performance, Social contribution etc. and a diversified business conglomerates ITC as an Example.
Organisational Behaviour of MFOB

Date: September 28, 2018
Course: Management Function and Organisational Behaviour (MFOB)
Theme/Topic: Organisational Behaviour of MFOB
Name of Guest Speaker: Mr. Sujoy Banerjee
Designation: Group Chief People Officer, Gainwell Commosales Pvt. Ltd.

Brief Description: Mr. Sujoy Banerjee is a veteran HR professional with near 3 decades of experience across diverse industry sectors. During the course of his professional journey he had hands on experience in Industrial Relations in a multiple union environment, including the entire bandwidth of HR processes and has played a major role in organizational transformation and managing change in his various engagements.

Mr. Banerjee has won many awards and accolades over the years; the recent includes being among the top 100 Top HR Minds in India by World HRD Congress in February 2018.

 

Summary and few main points of the speech:

  1. Mr Banerjee spoke on the Organizing in Management, its nature, importance and process and the fundamental concepts of an Organization – Differentiation and Integration.
  2. It was an interactive session where we discussed two types of Organizations Formal and Informal. He enlightened the students with the thought that ‘corporate life is a marathon and not a 100m race’.
Commodity Trading on the Exchange

Date: October 1, 2018
Course: Financial Markets & Investments
Theme/Topic: Commodity Trading on the Exchange
Name of Guest Speaker: Mr. Satyen Rairana
Designation: Vice President – Business Development, NCDEX

Brief Description: National Commodity & Derivative Exchange Limited (NCDEX) is a professionally managed on-line multi commodity exchange. NCDEX is located in Mumbai and facilitates trading in futures contracts in commodities to its members across India.

 

 

Summary and few main points of the speech:

  1. Mr. Rairana spoke on the concept of NCDEX, which is a professionally managed online multi commodity exchange. It’s regulated by SEBI (Securities Exchange Board of India).
  2. Further he spoke about the products offered by NCDEX for trading that can be divided into agricultural and non-agricultural products, participants of commodity market and impact of NCDEX with respect to Indian Agricultural Practices.
Banking and Insurance Management

Date: October 5, 2018
Course: Banking and Insurance Management
Theme/Topic: Banking and Insurance Management
Name of Guest Speaker: Mr. Shyamalendu Saha
Designation: Internal Ombudsman, UBI, Kolkata; Retd. GM, Canara Bank

Brief Description: Mr. Shyamalendu Saha joined Canara Bank as a Direct Recruit Officer in the year 1980. He has vast experience and knowledge in multi-dimensional Banking, for over 35 years including 3 years posting in Doha Qatar. He has also served as Chief Dealer in Canara Bank Treasury Mumbai for 2 years. As General Manager he was HR Head of Canara bank and was also Director on the Board of Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance Co. Ltd a subsidiary of Canara Bank till his retirement.

 

Summary and few main points of the speech:

  1. Mr. Shyamalendu Saha spoke on the earlier three presidencies, earlier stage of banks, nationalised banks, RBI Act, first bank of India, different types of bank etc.
  2. It was an interactive session where a discussion was done on the Primary functions of a bank; types of accounts, KYC, Banking Ombudsman, Inter Bank transfer etc. Banks are now-a-days slowly & gradually expanding in rural areas providing benefits for farmers, peasants and others but due to mass illiteracy the marketing part gets hinged. With the current and upcoming government banking schemes it is expected that each person will have a bank account irrespective of being a rural or urban citizen.
Product & Brand Management

Date: October 10, 2018
Course: Product & Brand Management
Theme/Topic: Product & Brand Management
Name of Guest Speaker: Mr. Amitava Sinha
Designation: Group Head – Corporate Communications & Branding, Srei Group

Brief Description: Mr. Amitava Sinha is a senior Advertising and Marketing Communications professional with over 30 years’ experience in the field. An alumnus of St. Xavier’s Collegiate School and Presidency College, Kolkata, Mr. Sinha began his career in Marketing with FMCG major Reckitt & Coleman in the mid-80s. He then switched over to the agency side in 1990 and had meaningful stints at several top notch agencies before joining Rediffusion in 2003. He took over as the COO of the agency in 2011 a position he held till he left Rediffusion in 2015.

 

Summary and few main points of the speech:

  1. Mr Sinha spoke some of his experiences and some basics of Branding and promotions, and the students got ideas about how to choose the target segment for any product and before going to the test market how to analyse the market.
  2. It was an interactive session where a discussion was done on how a non-profitable event like Durga Puja can be branded that was also discussed and how a specific Durga Puja Committee is creating differentiation by innovative branding ideas.
Soft Skill Communication

Date: October 10, 2018
Course: Employability Enhancement & Placement Mentoring
Theme/Topic: Soft skill communication
Name of Guest Speaker: Ms. Ria Mukherjee Basu
Designation/Short Profile: Faculty, Culture & Language Initiatives, TCS Talent Development

Brief Description: Ms. Ria Mukherjee Basu has been in academics and teaching for almost 2 decades now. Since 2006, she has been associated with various B-schools and Engineering institutions. In 2003 she received an Italian Govt. Scholarship to attend a 2 month Italian Language course at the University of Foreigners, Perugia, Italy. In 2014, she also won the “Commonwealth Fellowship” to attend a 3 month professional development course at the University of Birmingham, UK.

 

Summary and few main points of the speech:

  1. Ms. Basu spoke on how communication skills are extremely important in today’s scenario and how a good communicator can have that extra edge which can help the individual grow in an organisation as well as while job seeking.
  2. It was an interactive session where a discussion was done on how to go about in improving one’s communication skills and how important is learning an extra language when it comes to working in the multi nationals.
Human Resource Management

Date: December 12, 2018
Course: Human Resource Management
Theme/Topic: Human Resource Management
Name of Guest Speaker: Mr. Tirtha Pratim Das
Designation: Chief Manager – HR, Exeltis India

Brief Description: Mr. Tirtha Pratim Das brings in 12 years of professional experience in Human Resource practice. After passing from Globsyn Business School, he started his career in Kotak Group, and also worked with HDFC Bank, Abbott India and Exeltis.

 

Summary and few main points of the speech:

  1. Mr. Das spoke on the fundamentals of HR role. He also gave the students an idea of what exactly the role of an HR person is in the industry and the kind of skill sets expected from a candidate who is to be hired for an HR profile.
  2. It was an interactive session where a discussion was done on the challenges faced in the industry and how students should mentally prepare themselves to overcome them.
Financial Management & Corporate Finance

Date: December 27, 2018

Course: Financial Management & Corporate Finance

Theme/Topic: Financial Management & Corporate Finance

Name of Guest Speaker: Mr. Anindya Banerjee

Designation: Deputy Vice President, Kotak Securities

Brief Description: Mr. Anindya Banerjee brings in 15 years of professional experience as a Research Analyst. After passing from Globsyn Business School (PGDM Batch 01 from Salt Lake campus), he started his career in Kotak group, and currently he is Heading the Research in Foreign Exchange and Interest Rates Derivatives for Kotak Securities. He has experience in both trading as well as in back end research across various asset classes from Equity to FICC. He is popular figure in both national as well as international media.

 

Summary and few main points of the speech:

  1. Mr. Banerjee spoke on the fundamentals of a market and slowly it progressed into a broader side of Economics i.e. Balance of Payments which actually forms the base of current Financial Market. Also highlighted on the conception of capital formation.
  2. It was an interactive session where a discussion was done on the bridge he established between finance and economics through his vivid explanations has been truly amazing and worth knowing.
Importance and Various aspects of Branding

Date: January 3, 2019
Course: Marketing Management
Theme/Topic: Importance and various aspects of Branding.
Name of Guest Speaker: Ms. Sutapa Bhattacharya
Designation: General Manager & Chief Corporate Officer, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB)

Brief Description: Ms. Bhattacharya, is the General Manager in the field of Strategic Communication and Branding of a Malaysia based company, TNB. She has an experience of 20 years, and many significant honours to her name for her showcase of sincere efficiency in fields of Branding and Advertising with various big brands.

 

Summary and few main points of the speech:

  1. Ms. Bhattacharya’s main topic of discussion was the importance and various aspects of Branding. She explains that, in this changing era of the world, the field of Marketing is becoming more complex and challenging, as new innovations are in trend and various competitors are aggressively marketing almost the same product. But, how are the same products differentiated? That is where branding plays an important role.
  2. It was an interactive session where a discussion was done on how a proper branding strategy can make a brand stand out, in a close competition. Ms. Bhattacharya explained to the students through graphs how India holds comparatively more number of people, who are only brand centric. She also mentioned that people don’t always look for differentiation, but an experience and that the product is fulfilling their prime purpose.
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