Great Lakes Institute of Management also known as GLIM, Chennai is a private business school in India. Established in 2004, the institute offers full time and executive PGDM programs in management. It is among the first B-schools to offer a one year full-time management program. Though quite young, the institute has witnessed alumni who are doing exceptionally well at their respective fields. Here’s a sneak peek into some of the notable, distinguished, famous, illustrious and top alumni from Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM) Chennai.
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Great Lakes Notable Alumni
Mr Sijo Kuruvilla George, CEO – Startup Village
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Batch 2008-09
Mr Sijo Kuruvilla George, notable and distinguished alumni from Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM) Chennai is the Founding CEO of Startup Village, India’s first Public-Private Partnership technology business incubator. He is also the Co-Founder of MobMe. Mr Sijo started his professional career as a consultant with PwC and since then has experience ranging from entrepreneurship and management consulting and has worked immensely in the field of student entrepreneurship in India. He has worked as a consultant for Kerala Startup Mission. He has received the ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ and was an awardee of Rajeev Circle fellowship. He has also been invited for the first-ever delegation of the Indian delegation of High Commission of Canada and has been invited as speaker and guest of honour by various international governments at several occasions. Interested at the intersection of technology, education and policy, Mr Sijo is currently building out the non-profit Rethink Foundation.
Mr Mandar Malshe, Consulting Manager – Wipro Consulting
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Batch 2009-10
Mr Mandar Malshe completed his one year MBA in Operations and Information Technology from Great Lakes Institute of Management. Illustrious and famous alumni from Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM) Chennai he is currently working as a Consulting Manager with Wipro Consulting Services. With more than ten years of experience in the IT industry and five years of experience in the Oil and Gas Sector, Mr Mandar’s expertise span across enterprise solutions consulting, business process mapping, project management and business analysis. He received the ‘Awesome Active Alumni’ Award by GLIM in 2014. He has also received several excellence awards in his professional career.
Mr Uppili Ramabadran, Director – Sys Two Analytics & Research (India) Private Limited
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Batch 2004-05
Mr Uppili Ramabadran top and notable alumni from Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM) Chennai is currently the Director at Sys Two Analytics & Research India Private Limited which provides equity research services to US clients based out of Chennai. Before joining Great Lakes, he was a Trainee Consultant at Price Waterhouse Coopers. He then worked with various companies like Aranca and Vistasoft India as an equity analyst.
Mr Sitashwa Srivastava, Founder & CEO – Stockal
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Batch 2006-07
Mr Sitashwa Srivastava, notable and distinguished alumni from Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai, is the Founder and CEO of Stockal – a cross border investing platform. Prior, he has also co-founded and headed Jade Magnet a crowdsourcing platform. Mr Sitashwa has got recognition from NASSCOM (Top 50 emerging companies), TiE (among India’s Top 4 startups in TiE ecosystem and the most promising global startups), Manthan Awards and Most Innovative Startup at Global Technology Symposium, California.
Mr Krishnan CA, Vertical Business Unit Head – Tata Consultancy Services
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Batch 2006-07
A gold medalist from Great Lakes Institute of Management, Mr Krishnan CA is the Vertical Business Unit Head at Tata Consultancy Services. He has been associated with the company for more than 11 years and has assumed several leadership responsibilities there like the Zonal Head for TCS iON in the West Zone, Strategy Head for TCS iON and Business Development Manager in Central Europe, Benelux and UK region. He was selected as the Economic Times Leader by a panel of 9 elite CEOs as amongst the outstanding young leaders in India in 2013. He received Dhirubai Ambani Fellowship in 2013 and 2014 for fully funded MBA at Stanford. He has also received several accolades by TCS for his excellent performance.
Mr Rohant Shyam Rammohan, Client Partner – Facebook
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Batch 2005-06
Mr Rohant Shyam Rammohan, Illustrious and famous alumni from Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM) Chennai is a client partner at Facebook. He has been associated with several to date. He started his professional career as a Customer Service Executive in IBM post which he joined the Times Group as a Media Sales Executive. He then served as Area Sales Manager for Wipro Ltd and later for Nokia. He has also headed marketing and business unit operations for XOLO. He was also the Business Head for Zomato in Mumbai. Mr Rohant with over 12 years of experience in B2B and B2C marketing across Tech, Telco and CPG companies specializes as marketing and sales consultant.
Mr Ammo Angom, Co-Founder – The Sharing Bowl
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Batch 2012-13
Mr Ammo Angom is a tech enthusiast. His 10+ years of professional experience in several roles and sectors has helped him start several ventures of his own. He started his humble career as an Assistant Manager for Larsen & Toubro Limited. After having worked with the company for four years, he joined Cheers Interactive as a Manager and Technology Licensor. In 2014 he first co-founded a NABL accredited medical diagnostics firm – Citrus Diagnostics. In 2015, he co-founded Metre, an Android app-based healthcare solution. He later entered the food industry and co-founded The Sharing Bowl in 2018.
Mr Vasajit Mestha, Associate Vice President – EY
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Batch 2010-11
Mr Vasajit Mestha, top and Notable alumni from Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM) Chennai is a strategy and M&A consultant with over nine years of cross-continental experience in market entry, profit growth and diversification strategy formulation and implementation for MNCs and private equity players. He has worked as a Senior Consultant at Universal Consultant, Boston Analytics and PwC and has led client engagement activities in India, South East Asia, Middle East, Africa, North America and Europe. He is currently working as an Associate Vice President with EY in the Strategy and M&A Transaction Advisory Team.
Mr Kaustubh Shinde, Marketing Manager - Skoda Auto India Pvt. Ltd.
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Batch 2013-14
Mr Kaustubh Shinde, notable and distinguished alumni from Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM) Chennai currently works as a Marketing Manager with Skoda Auto India Pvt. Ltd. He has been associated with the company for the last five years and has held several key responsibilities in the company ranging from Account Manager, Assistant Editor, Strategist, Researcher, Social Marketer to Digital Ecosystem Manager. He is also leading several Digitalization projects for Skoda India in Interaction Design, Data Analytics and Consumer Engagement space. Prior, he has also worked as an Automotive Journalist and has in-depth knowledge of Indian and Global Automobile Industry.
Mr Vineshkumar K., eCommerce Expert & Entrepreneur
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Batch 2011-12
Mr Vineshkumar K is an alumnus from Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai. While he began his career as a System Engineer at Infosys, he then moved on to become a marketing and business development professional. In 2012, after completing his PGDM from Great Lakes, he founded HighFive India Pvt. Ltd. that helped companies in branding and marketing activities. He later founded BrandShastra in 2015. He currently works as the Chief Marketing Officer at ThatsPersonal.com.