GIM Distinguished Alumni

Goa Institute of Management fondly known as GIM is a premier B-school located in the state of Goa. Ranked 19 in India by Outlook India’s “Top 100 Management Schools’ in 2016, GIM-Goa is an autonomous school offering full-time PGDM programs in Finance, Marketing, IT & Operations, General Management & Economics, Big Data & Analytics, and OB & HRM. Over the years, the B-school has nurtured entrepreneurs, business leaders, academicians and professionals who have excelled in various fields — presenting few notable, distinguished, famous, illustrious and top alumni from GIM – Goa Institute of Management.

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GIM Notable Alumni

GIM-Goa Institute of Management Notable Alumni

Shilpa Gulati, Vice President- People Operations IKEA USA Goa Institute of Management - GIM Famous Alumni
Shilpa Gulati

Mrs. Shilpa Gulati, Country HR Operations Manager – IKEA USA

Goa Institute of Management, Batch 1996-98

Let us begin with the Phoenix of Goa Institute of Management – Mrs. Shilpa Gulati. Notable and distinguished alumni from GIM-Goa Institute of Management she is a specialist in forecast analysis, budgeting, profit and loss management, business operations and business plan creation and execution, Mrs. Shilpa is the Country HR Operations Manager for IKEA in the US. She was both the first woman and the first Indian CFO of the global retail giant IKEA. However, due to chronic cancer, she had to give up that position in 2016 voluntarily. Despite all odds, she’s still bravely fighting the disease, giving her best in the company and managing her family successfully. Mrs. Gulati besides several other awards is the one to receive the first-ever Distinguished Alumni Award at GIM.  

Prasenjit Das Purkayastha, Teacher, Trainer and Market Researcher Goa Institute of Management - GIM Illustrious Alumni
Prasenjit Das Purkayastha

Mr. Prasenjit Das Purkayastha, Teacher, Trainer and Market Researcher

Goa Institute of Management, Batch 1996-98

Mr. Prasenjit Das Purkayastha top and illustrious alumni from GIM-Goa Institute of Management is one of the most prominent market researchers in India. He has worked with the top 3 Market Research agencies in India – TNS, IMRB International and The Nielsen Company. He has also assumed various functional and leadership roles in these companies. He was the Associate Director and Branch head of Nielsen’s Customized Research setup in Kolkata. He served as Group Business Director at IMRB International. He is also an Adjunct Professor in Praxis Business School. He is also a visiting faculty at management schools like IIM Calcutta, GIM Goa, Jadavpur University and others. Currently, he consults and trains corporates in Marketing Research and Marketing Analytics. 

Brian Caetano Freitas, Former Director – Barclays Goa Institute of Management - GIM Top Alumni
Brian Caetano Freitas

Mr. Brian Caetano Freitas, Former Director – Barclays

Goa Institute of Management, Batch 2000-02

Mr. Brian Caetano Freitas, the Former Director at Barclays, is a notable and illustrious alumni from GIM-Goa Institute of Management. He is a CFA with expertise in equity derivatives. He has also served as the Director for the Macquarie Group and the Scotiabank. Throughout his professional career, he has held senior leadership positions in several organizations like Daiwa Capital Markets Hong Kong Limited, Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas, and Benchmark Asset Management Company. 

Samarjeet Singh, CEO & Co-Founder – Iksula Goa Institute of Management - GIM Distinguished Alumni
Samarjeet Singh

Mr. Samarjeet Singh, CEO & Co-Founder – Iksula

Goa Institute of Management, Batch 1995-97

Mr. Samarjeet Singh, top and distinguished alumni from GIM-Goa Institute of Management, is the CEO and Co-Founder of Iksula, an E-retail Strategy Consultancy. He has more than 15 years of experience in direct to consumer businesses. He was also part of the leadership team at Baazee.com which was later purchased by EBay Inc. Mr. Samarjeet then joined eBay as the Head of Seller Marketing and Categories. He was also the Dean of eBay University which has influenced more than 10,000 businesses to start e-businesses. He is also part of the founding advisory board of India’s No one forum for E-retail – E-Tailing India. He has also been awarded by Franchise India for ‘Outstanding contribution to E-Retail.’

Sameer Batra, CEO – Wynk Ltd. Goa Institute of Management - GIM Notable Alumni
Sameer Batra

Mr. Sameer Batra, CEO – Wynk Ltd.

Goa Institute of Management, Batch 1998-2000

Mr. Sameer Batra with more than 18 years of experience in running businesses – large and small, offline and digital and young and mature is a notable and distinguished alumni from GIM-Goa Institute of Management. He is currently the Chief executive Officer at Wynk Limited – a startup owned by Bharti Airtel. He has been working with Airtel for more than 11 years now, across various divisions and various leadership positions. Prior, he has also worked with BPL Mobile and Reliance Infocomm.

Anant Sandhu, Director – Delhi Dance Academy Goa Institute of Management - GIM Illustrious Alumni
Anant Sandhu

Mr. Anant Sandhu, Director – Delhi Dance Academy

Goa Institute of Management, Batch 2006-08

Mr. Anant Sandhu top and famous alumni from GIM-Goa Institute of Management is the Director and Co-Founder of Delhi Dance Academy. After completing his post-graduation from GIM Goa, Mr. Anant worked for Modulus Systems Europe Ltd. He has more than ten years of experience in the field of internet marketing and entrepreneurship with several organizations. He then went out to co-find the Delhi Dace Academy in 2013. It is Delhi’s Number one dance and fitness school. Under his leadership, the academy achieved ‘Best Dance Academy in Delhi’ award in 2014. 

Dhiresh Britto, Former Senior Business Process Manager – Microsoft Goa Institute of Management - GIM top Alumni
Dhiresh Britto

Mr. Dhiresh Britto, Former Senior Business Process Manager - Microsoft

Goa Institute of Management, Batch 1996-98

Mr. Dhiresh Britto, illustrious and distinguished alumni from GIM-Goa Institute of Management, is a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with nearly two decades of experience in the HR domain. He started his professional career as an HR Advisor for IBM India for more than seven years and then moved on to work with Microsoft as the Senior Business Project Manager (Human Resource and Headcount Management). He also worked as an HR Consultant for EY and several other firms. Currently, he is the Program Manager at Societe Generale Global Solution Centre. He has received several accolades for his outstanding performance. He received ‘Outstanding Contribution and ‘Bravo Award’ by IBM. He received ‘SMSG Finance Team Award,’ ‘Hero and Key Achiever Award,’ ‘WW SMSG Finance Excellence Award’ and ‘Skype Integration Award’ by Microsoft.

Nisheeth Mishra, Service Delivery Director – Accenture Goa Institute of Management - GIM Famous Alumni
Nisheeth Mishra

Mr. Nisheeth Mishra, Service Delivery Director – Accenture

Goa Institute of Management, Batch 1997-99

Mr. Nisheeth Mishra, notable and top alumni from GIM-Goa Institute of Management is the Service Delivery Director at Accenture. He specializes in program management, business consulting and solutions delivery, scaled operations management, customer engagement, and technology solutions. He has worked in several diverse sectors like aviation, consulting and technology. During his professional career, he has also held several leadership roles at various organizations like NIIT,  Spicejet Limited, Hindustan Times and Accenture. 

Rituparna Chakarborty, Co-Founder – Teamlease Services Ltd. Goa Institute of Management - GIM Distinguished Alumni
Rituparna Chakarborty

Mrs. Rituparna Chakarborty, Co-Founder – Teamlease Services Ltd.

Goa Institute of Management, Batch 1997-99

After completing her post-graduation with GIM in 1999, Mrs. Rituparna Chakarborty joined India Client Hewitt Ltd as a Client Manager. She then moved on to work with Monster.com following which she became the Founder Trustee of the Indian Staffing Federation. She is currently the Co-founder and Executive Vice President at Teamlease Services Limited. Mrs. Rituparna has been awarded the ‘Femina Super Achievers Award 2018’ by Femina, World HRD Congress, ‘Telstra Business Woman of the Year Asia’ in 2016 by Telstra, ‘Global Power 100 – Woman in Staffing’ and ‘International 50 Women in Staffing’ in 2015 by Staffing Industry Analysts.

Mario Aranha, Vice President – HSBC Goa Institute of Management - GIM Notable Alumni
Mario Aranha

Mr. Mario Aranha, Vice President - HSBC

Goa Institute of Management, Batch 1994-96

Mr. Mario Aranha,  famous and top alumni from GIM-Goa Institute of Management is the Vice President, Global Liquidity and Cash Management at HSBC. He has more than 18 years of experience in transaction banking and cash management. He started his career with Kotak Mahindra Finance Limited as an Assistant Manager and then moved on to work with Kotak Mahindra Old Mutual Life Insurance Ltd. and HSBC. He is an expert in Cash Management, Transaction Banking, Fund Management, Liquidity Planning and Project Management. He has been associated with HSBC for more than nine years from now and has acquired several leadership roles in the company. 

GIM-Goa Institute of Management has a long list of illustrious and notable alumni. Here are few more illustrious, distinguished and famous alumni from GIM-Goa Institute of Management.

Ketan Hajarnavis (Batch 1997-99) Director – India Business , Executive Consultant & Client Partner at ThoughtWorks GIM Notable Alumni

Ketan Hajarnavis

Director – India Business, Executive Consultant & Client Partner at ThoughtWorks

Sachin Kapoor (Batch 2001-03) Leader of Vendor Strategy and Operations at Google GIM Distinguished Alumni

Sachin Kapoor

Leader of Vendor Strategy and Operations at Google

Balendu Shrivastava (Batch 1998-2000) Head of Measurement at Facebook, India GIM Notable Alumni

Balendu Shrivastava

Head of Measurement at Facebook, India

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