Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM)
New Delhi, India, November 18, 2019 —
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune established in 1978, a premier B School in India. SIBM Pune is consistently ranked among the top 10 B Schools of the country and is recognized for its excellence in academics and its valuable contributions to industry and society and students. It offers MBA, MBA (Innovation & Entrepreneurship) and MBA (Leadership Strategy) programmes and SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test –www.snaptest.org) is the all India entrance through which students get admitted to all these programmes .
SIBM Pune hosted galaxy of its illustrious alumni from the industry at Legacy 2019. The event was organized by the Alumni Team of SIBM Pune and was held on 16th Nov 2019 at the scenic campus located at Lavale Pune.
“Events like ‘Legacy’ are conceptualised, planned and executed by the student councils of SIBM Pune. These events helps us to build a stronger connect with our alumni and also gives an opportunity to the students to learn corporate stalwarts”- says Dr Ramakrishnan Raman – Director SIBM Pune & Dean – Faculty of Management – Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
Mr. Prakash Wakankar, Head of International Operations (FES) & CEO -Two wheeler Business- Mahindra Rise who is also an alumnus of SIBM Pune from the batch 1985, delivered his keynote address at Legacy 2019. Mr. Wakankar emphasized on the relevance of emotional branding through a series of unconventional advertisements of various brands.
Centered around the theme of ‘Building Brand Loyalty through Emotions’, a panel discussion was moderated by Mr. Sanjeev Balachandran, Worldwide Associate Brand Director, Novartis who is also an SIBM Pune alumnus from the batch of 2011. The panel comprised of Mr. Abhaya Sharma -SIBM Pune alumnus batch of 2008 presently Country Marketing Manager – Davidoff Cigarettes, Ms. Aparna Bhawal – SIBM Pune alumna batch of 2006 presently Vice President, Marketing at Hindustan Times, Mr. Akshat Dwivedi -SIBM Pune alumnus batch of 2005 presently DGM Marketing, Raymond FMCG and Ms. Richa Kumar Khetan -SIBM Pune alumna batch of 2006 presently Customer Success Lead, Digital Marketing, Adobe India.
The panelists discussed on aspects related to classical marketing and its evolution into a more real-time and empathetic version for reaching out to the masses. The panel also shared their perspectives on the changing mind-set of the customers and ways to create and sustain loyalty towards a brand.