T. A. Pai Management Institute, fondly known as TAPMI is a premier B-school situated in Manipal, Karnataka. TAPMI is the fifth management school in the country having dual accreditation of Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and Association of MBAs (AMBA). Besides its program structure and academic rigour, the college boasts of a well-connected and robust alumni network. TAPMI Manipal is alma mater of notable, distinguished, illustrious, top and famous alumni who are HRs, CEOs, MDs, Founders, Business Heads, Executive Coaches and Consultants among others. Let us take a look at some of these personalities.
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TAPMI Manipal Notable Alumni
Mr Rajeev Jain, CEO – Bajaj Finance Limited
TAPMI, Batch 1991-93
Mr Rajeev Jain, the Chief Executive Officer of Bajaj Finance Limited, is a notable and illustrious alumni from T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal. He has been widely recognized for his role in the success story of Bajaj Finance Limited today. Under his leadership, the company was awarded the 3rd ‘Best Financial Services Company to Work For in India’ in 2014 and 2015. Prior to Bajaj Finance Limited, Mr Rajeev also held leadership positions at GE, American Express and American International Group.
Mr Faizal K E, Founder & Chairman – KEF Holdings
TAPMI, Batch 1988-90
Mr Faizal K E distinguished and top alumni from T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal is the Founder-Chairman of KEF Holdings, a UAE based engineering products company. After completing his education, he worked with Inductotherm, USA for two years post which he started his own business at UAE. KEF Holdings is also the holding company for ETC Corrosion Engineering, ETC Foundries and JCF Valves. Mr Faizal is also an active philanthropist. He established the Shabana Faizal Foundation to support special children. He funds a hospital and actively supports various foundations for special needs children. In recognition of his efforts, KEF Holdings received the MRM Business Excellence Award for Manufacturing in 2010 by the Government of Dubai.
Mr Deepak Bajaj, Entrepreneurship Consultant & Life Coach
TAPMI, Batch 2001-03
Mr Deepak Bajaj, notable and distinguished alumni from TAPMI Manipal, started his corporate journey with TVS Motor Company and became the youngest Regional Manager for four states in the company at the age of 25. He then founded a very successful business and also ended up founding a school of entrepreneurship – Multipliers. Mr Deepak has also authored a book – ‘Be a Network Marketing Millionaire’ which has sold in 2 languages. He is a certified international NLP Master Practitioner and has received training from Tony Robbins, Antano Solar John and Shiv Khera among others. He is also an entrepreneurship consultant and life coach and has helped several realize their dreams. He is a keynote speaker at various events in corporates, colleges, universities and various entrepreneurship promotion forums.
Mr Sharad Agarwal, Head – Lamborghini India
TAPMI, Batch 1999-01
Mr Sharad Agarwal, distinguished and illustrious alumni from T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal has been serving as the Head of India Operations at Lamborghini since 2016. He has more than 15 years of experience in the automobile industry. He has worked with several automobile giants in India like TVS Motor Company, Mahindra and Audi. Prior to his stint with Lamborghini, he served as the National Head of Retail Sales for Audi in India.
Mr D N Prasad, Executive Coach & Talent Strategist
TAPMI, Batch 1997-99
Mr D N Prasad notable and famous alumni from T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal is an executive coach and talent strategist. He started his HR journey with Infosys Technologies Ltd and handled HR activities of the company across India and US. He later joined Google wherein he managed the Program Management office for People Operations in the APAC Region. Mr Prasad also serves as an active career coach and mentor. He is a member of the HR Core Advisory Committee for NASSCOM India. He has been featured in several prominent HR publications in Singapore and India. He has been awarded the ‘Best HR Leader’ in the Tenth Annual Singapore HRM Awards in 2013.
Mr Atul Mohan, Ex VP – Human Resource & Administration, BlueStone
TAPMI, Batch 2004-06
Mr Atul Mohan, top and distinguished alumni from T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal, was the Ex-Vice President of Human Resource and Administration at BlueStone. He set up the entire HR process in the company and has helped the company grow exponentially. He was also one of the early members of the HR team at Flipkart and was instrumental in the rapid growth of the company. Mr Atul has worked with several different companies ranging from IT majors to Indian retail start-ups. He has been very active in the field of academics and writes cases and gives guest lectures at several B-schools in the country. For his work in HR space, he has been recognized by Jombay and World HRD Congress.
Mr Gurudas Pai, Director, Head of Credit Execution – The Bank of Nova Scotia
TAPMI, Batch 1991-93
Mr Gurudas Pai distinguished and illustrious alumni from T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal is a banker, advisor and corporate treasury professional. He serves as the Director and Head of Credit Execution at The Bank of Nova Scotia. He has also worked with The Royal Bank of Scotland. Mr Gurudas was involved in many significant outbound and inbound acquisition transactions like Tata Steel-Corus, Vedanta-Cairn Energy, Hindalco-Novelis, etc. He has also led many loan market transactions for Indian issuers in both domestic and international markets. Besides this, he has also actively participated in several panel discussions organized by Asia Pacific Loan Markets Association, International Financial and Legal review and IFR Reuters.
Mr Amit Chugh, CEO & Co-Founder – Cosmos Ignite Innovations
TAPMI, Batch 1991-93
TAPMI also boasts of several entrepreneurs nurtured under its roof. One of them is Mr Amit Chugh. Notable and top alumni from T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal he is the CEO and Co-Founder of Cosmos Ignite Innovations that aims to provide affordable renewable energy solutions to society. He along with the other co-founder of the company has also invented and patented a shock, and water proofreading lamp named the Mighty Light. The Mighty Light sold in more than 18 countries across the world. He has also set up hydropower projects at several locations in India. Mr Chugh aims to provide a cheap, sustainable energy source to people at the bottom of the pyramid.
Mrs Simeran Bhasin, Co-founder – Ragtagger Lifestyle Pvt Ltd.
TAPMI, Batch 1999-01
Mrs Simeran, notable and distinguished alumni from T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal has served as the brand manager and strategist for brands like Fastrack and Wildcraft in India. She has played a crucial role in re-positioning and re-launching Fastrack as an independent youth brand in India. She has been involved in the marketing of a licensed brand portfolio of watches like Tommy Hilfiger, Hugo Boss and launched FCUK/French Connection Watches in India. She also conceptualized and planned the launch of Fastrack’s Exclusive Brand outlets in the country. She was credited to opening 140 Fastrack stores in India. She has also worked as Assistant Brand Manager for sub-brands of Titan, Fastrack, Dash and Nebula. After her stint with Fastrack, she led and developed a brand strategy for Wildcraft. Mrs Simeran is currently the co-founder of Ragtagger Lifestyle Pvt Ltd.
Mr Sundar Ramani, MD & Head of International Markets – HSBC Private Bank
TAPMI, Batch 1992-94
Mr Sundar Ramani notable and distinguished alumni from T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal is the Managing Director and Head of International Markets at HSBC Private Bank, Singapore. He started his career with Citi Bank post which he served HSBC Bank as Regional Head for South Asia team and later as the Market Head for Malaysia. He then switched to JP Morgan wherein he served as the company’s Global Head of NRI Business. He again joined HSBC Private Bank to oversee business development in Australia, Europe, Japan, the Middle East and offshore India.
T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal has a long list of illustrious and notable alumni. Here are few more illustrious, distinguished and notable alumni from TAPMI Manipal.