XLRI Jamshedpur Distinguished & Famous Alumni

Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur is also known as XLRI  Jamshedpur was founded in 1949 and is one of India’s oldest Business School. XLRI, due to its legendary Human Resource Management Course, optimum student-faculty ratio and distinguished faculty with extensive industry experience and association is consistently ranked amongst the Top 5 Business Schools in India. It was ranked 84th across the world by CEOWORLD magazine. The institute boasts of several academicians, political leaders, authors, CEOs and entrepreneurs who have gained worldwide fame and reputation. Let us talk about a few notable, distinguished, illustrious, famous and top alumni from XLRI Jamshedpur. 

XLRI Jamshedpur Notable & Illustrious Alumni

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XLRI Jamshedpur Notable Alumni

Fr. (Dr.) Paul Fernandes, Director – XIM, Bhubaneshwar XLRI Jamshedpur Notable & Illustrious Alumni
Fr. (Dr.) Paul Fernandes

Fr. (Dr.) Paul Fernandes, Director – XIM, Bhubaneshwar

XLRI Jamshedpur, Batch 1984-86

Fr. (Dr.) Paul Fernandes, notable & illustrious alumni from XLRI Jamshedpur is the Vice Chancellor of Xavier University Bhubaneshwar and the Director of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar. He is also a board member at XLRI Jamshedpur and a governing board member at several other institutions and organizations. He is on the Advisory Board of Business Initiatives Directions Group One, Switzerland and Advisory Board of Antwerp Management School, Belgium. He has also undertaken consulting activities at several institutes like Assessment of St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, an Assessment of Jamshedpur Diocese, etc. An alumnus from XLRI Jamshedpur, he has been teaching business ethics, environmental ethics, corporate governance and ethics and organizational behavior for several years. He has also authored and co-authored several books in this domain. 

 
Vineet Nayar Indian executive XLRI Jamshedpur Distinguished & Notable Alumni
Vineet Nayar

Vineet Nayar, Indian Executive

XLRI Jamshedpur, Batch 1983-85

Vineet Nayar, notable & illustrious alumni from XLRI Jamshedpur is an Indian business executive, author, and philanthropist. He is the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HCL Technologies from 2007 to 2013, Founder Chairman & CEO of Sampark Foundation and author of a critically acclaimed management book “Employees First, Customers Second: Turning Conventional Management Upside Down” which has sold over 100,000+ copies across the world. Currently, Mr. Nayar is positioned as a Senior Advisor to HCL Corporation. He joined HCL in 1985 after doing his MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur. The Fortune Magazine chose him for its first-ever global “Executive Dream Team” 2012, which has been termed as an “all-star leadership” that “could coalesce and dominate in any industry.”

 
Sandeep Upadhyay, MD & CEO – Centrum Infrastructure Advisory Limited XLRI Jamshedpur Distinguished & Notable Alumni
Sandeep Upadhyay

Mr. Sandeep Upadhyay, MD & CEO – Centrum Infrastructure Advisory Limited

XLRI Jamshedpur, Batch 2005-07

Mr. Sandeep Upadhyay, distinguished & famous alumni from XLRI Jamshedpur has more than 13 years of experience in investment banking and financing in infrastructure, logistics, and energy sector. He has also held key managerial positions and worked as an advisor to companies on bidding, financial restructuring, investment and raising funds. He has worked with companies like SBI Capital Markets Ltd and IL&FS Transportation Networks Limited. He is currently the Managing Director and CEO at Centrum Infrastructure Advisory Limited.

K. Pandiarajan, Businessman & Politician XLRI Jamshedpur Distinguished & Famous Alumni
K. Pandiarajan

Mr. K. Pandiarajan, Businessman & Politician

XLRI Jamshedpur, Batch 1982-84

Mr. Sandeep Upadhyay, distinguished & famous alumni from XLRI Jamshedpur has more than 13 years of experience in investment banking and financing in infrastructure, logistics, and energy sector. He has also held key managerial positions and worked as an advisor to companies on bidding, financial restructuring, investment and raising funds. He has worked with companies like SBI Capital Markets Ltd and IL&FS Transportation Networks Limited. He is currently the Managing Director and CEO at Centrum Infrastructure Advisory Limited.

Joshua Karthik Rallapati, CEO and Co-Founder – Stories by Joseph Radhik, PEP Inc. XLRI Jamshedpur Notable & Illustrious Alumni
Joshua Karthik Rallapati

Mr. Joshua Karthik Rallapati, CEO and Co-Founder – Stories by Joseph Radhik, PEP Inc.

XLRI Jamshedpur, Batch 2003-05

Mr. Joshua Karthik Rallapati, notable & illustrious alumni from XLRI Jamshedpur, is the CEO and Co-founder of Stories by Joseph Radhik – global wedding photography and film brand shooting in more than 28 countries across the world. The venture has won several awards across countries namely the International Photography Award New York 2015, Prix De La Photographie Paris 2016, GIWA Awards India 2014 & 2015 and several other awards. He started his career as Retail Sales Manager for Asian Paints. After having worked with the company for more than seven years, he co-founded Stories by Joseph Radhik in 2012. He also co-founded PEP Inc. in 2016 which aims to improve the quality of photography education in India and Asia.  

Prabir Jha, Founder & CEO – Prabir Jha People Advisory XLRI Jamshedpur Distinguished & Notable Alumni
Prabir Jha

Mr. Prabir Jha, Founder & CEO – Prabir Jha People Advisory

XLRI Jamshedpur, Batch 1997-99

A LinkedIn Power Profile, a TedX Speaker, columnist and active tweeter, Mr. Prabir Jha, distinguished & famous alumni from XLRI Jamshedpur is a Human Resource leader with diverse industry experience. After completing his master’s education, Mr. Parbir joined the civil services and handled the HR and IR issues of the Indian Ordnance Factories. After ten years, he switched to the corporate world and worked in a senior management position for companies like Thermax and TechMahindra. He has also served as the CHRO for two of India’s Fortune 500 companies – Tata Motors and Reliance. Until lately, he served as the President and Global Chief People Officer at Cipla. In March 2019 he founded Prabir Jha People Advisory. For his exceptional service, Mr. Prabir has received several accolades like the Reckitt & Colman Award, The Citibank Leaders Award, the Asia HRD Award. He also received the National Institute of Personnel Management Medal and the Director’s Medal in the Civil Services Foundation Course. He was also top-ranked by LinkedIn as India’s most viewed HR. Mr. Jha also writes at various HR Forums and business publications across the world. 

Vasanthi Srinivasan, Professor XLRI Jamshedpur Distinguished & Famous Alumni
Vasanthi Srinivasan

Prof. Vasanthi Srinivasan, Professor

XLRI Jamshedpur, Batch 1985-87

Prof. Vasanthi Srinivasan after completing her MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur worked for companies like Wipro Ltd., P&P Group and Bangalore Medical Services Trust. She later joined an academic career. She is currently a professor of OB and HRM at IIM, Bangalore. She has taught several courses on HRM across several programs in Indian and Foreign Universities. She also runs a website www.teachcsr.com with a user base of more than 900 teachers and intends to enhance knowledge and understanding of the professors in the field of CSR and ethics. She is on the International Advisory Board of HHL Graduate School of Business, Leipzig. She also is on the Advisory Board of Ashoka University and the Board of Directors of Enable India and Fourth Wave Foundation. She has also done research projects for Human Resource Management, Anita Borg Institute, and National Stock Exchange.

Abhijit Bhaduri, Advisor XLRI Jamshedpur Notable & Illustrious Alumni
Abhijit Bhaduri

Mr. Abhijit Bhaduri, Advisor

XLRI Jamshedpur, Batch 1982-84

Mr. Abhijit Bhaduri, notable & illustrious alumni from XLRI Jamshedpur, is a mentor and advisor to CXOs and senior business leaders. He advises organizations on leadership development and talent strategy. He also coaches high potential leaders and CXOs. He has headed the HR teams at Microsoft, PepsiCo, Colgate-Palmolive, and Tata Steel. He has also designed the Global 100 program at Wipro to create a pipeline of future leaders. He has published two books titled – ‘The Digital Tsunami’ and ‘Don’t Hire The Best.’ He also writes for The Economic Times and The Times of India Group. His writings have also appeared in Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. He also addresses top management institutes like the IIMs, XLRI and IMD, Lausanne. He is on the Advisory Board of the prestigious Chief Learning Officers program by the University of Pennsylvania and the Governing body of MICA Business School. Mr. Abhijit is also a popular keynote speaker and social media influencer. Forbes describes him as “One of the Most Interesting Globalists.” LinkedIn voted him as a “Must Know Writer,” and SAP describes him as a “Digitalist Thought Leader.” 

Balasubramanian Muthuraman, Former Vice Chairman – Tata Steel XLRI Jamshedpur Distinguished & Notable Alumni
Balasubramanian Muthuraman

Mr. Balasubramanian Muthuraman, Former Vice Chairman – Tata Steel

XLRI Jamshedpur, Batch 1973-75

Mr. Balasubramanian Muthuraman, distinguished & famous alumni from XLRI Jamshedpur was the Vice Chairman of Tata Steel. Mr. Muthuraman joined Tata Steel in 1966 and has held several leadership positions in the company.  He was also on the Board of International Iron and Steel Institute for several years. He served on the Board of Global Compact of the United Nations for four years. He served on the Board of Bosch India Ltd. and the Boards of Tata Industries Ltd. He was also on the Board member of several institutes like Xavier University Bhubaneshwar, SDMIMD Mysore, IIT Kharagpur, NIT Jamshedpur, and XLRI Jamshedpur. Mr. Muthuraman was the President of the CII during 2011-12. He was conferred with the Padma Bhushan in 2012 for his contribution to Indian Trade and Industry. He has also received several other awards like – the CEO of the Year Award 2005, Economic Times Award for Corporate Excellence 2008, Lifetime Achievement Award, Distinguished Alumnus Award and several others. 

Shantanu Gupta, Author & Political Analyst XLRI Jamshedpur Notable & Illustrious Alumni
Shantanu Gupta

Mr. Shantanu Gupta, Author & Political Analyst

XLRI Jamshedpur, Batch 2004-05

Mr. Shantanu Gupta, notable & illustrious alumni from XLRI Jamshedpur is an author and political analyst from India. He has worked as a management and consultant for more than eight years across several countries including India, Switzerland, Hungary, Israel and the United Kingdom. He founded the YUVA Foundation in 2012 to bring about youth reform in the field of education, governance, and livelihood in India. He has also worked as a district leader for UNICEF’s IDA Project in Lalitpur, India. He spearheaded the Naandi Foundation’s Maharashtra operation in the education portfolio. He has also led the education society at the Centre for Civil Society, one of the premier policy and research tank of India. Mr. Shantanu has authored four books in the field of education and politics in India.

XLRI Jamshedpur has a long list of illustrious, distinguished, famous, top and notable alumni. Here are few more illustrious, distinguished and notable alumni from XLRI Jamshedpur.

Krishnakumar Natarajan XLRI Jamshedpur Notable & Illustrious Alumni

Krishnakumar Natarajan

Co-founder - Mindtree

Akash Khurana, Leadership Mentor, Actor & Screenwriter XLRI Jamshedpur Distinguished & Famous Alumni

Akash Khurana

Leadership Mentor, Actor & Screenwriter

Hayagreeva Rao Professor XLRI Jamshedpur Distinguished & Notable Alumni

Hayagreeva Rao

Professor

Leena Nair Executive XLRI Jamshedpur Notable & Illustrious Alumni

Leena Nair

Youngest ever Chief Human Resource Officer of Unilever and member of the Unilever Leadership Executive

Naveen Jain Chairman of Moon Express XLRI Jamshedpur Distinguished & Famous Alumni

Naveen Jain

Chairman - Moon Express

Rakesh Kapoor Chief Executive of Reckitt Benckiser XLRI Jamshedpur Notable & Illustrious Alumni

Rakesh Kapoor

Chief Executive of Reckitt Benckiser

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