List of five notable alumni of IIM Ahmedabad

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12 Jul 2019

Five famous and successful alumni of IIM-Ahmedabad to know about

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are the most sought-after business schools in the country that provide quality management education.

Established in 1961, IIM-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) is considered the best and also the most sought-after of these premier management institutes. IIM-A has produced many successful alumni who have made significant contributions to various fields.

Here are five famous IIM-A alumni you should know about.

#1

Ex-RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, one of most famous IIM-A alumni

Ex-RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, one of most famous IIM-A alumni

Raghuram Rajan, a world-famous economist and former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, is one of the most famous IIM-A alumni.

He was the 23rd RBI Governor (2013-16). After graduating from IIT-Delhi, he earned a PGDBA from IIM-A in 1987.

He also served as the Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund (2003-06) and India's Chief Economic Adviser (2012-13).

#2

Ajaypal Singh Banga, the President and CEO of Mastercard

Ajaypal Singh Banga, an Indian-American business executive, is also an IIM-A alumnus.

He is the President and CEO of global payments giant Mastercard. He graduated from Delhi University's St. Stephen's College and pursued MBA from IIM-A.

In 2015, US President Barack Obama appointed Banga as a Member of President's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. He was also awarded Padma Shri in 2016.

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#3

Cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle is also an IIM-A alumnus

Cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle is also an IIM-A alumnus

Renowned Indian cricket commentator and journalist, Harsha Bhogle, is also one of the most famous IIM-Ahmedabad alumni.

He earned BTech from Hyderabad's Osmania University and pursued PGDM from IIM-A.

Bhogle, who was born in Hyderabad, began his career as a player for Andhra Pradesh Cricket Association. He started commentating at 19 with All India Radio and went on to become a celebrated cricket commentator.

#4

Sanjeev Bikhchandani, the founder of Info Edge India

Sanjeev Bikhchandani, the Founder and Executive Vice Chairman of leading Indian Internet firm, Info Edge India, is also an IIM-Ahmedabad alumnus.

After graduating from St. Stephen's College in Delhi, he completed MBA from the IIM in 1989.

He founded Info Edge in 1990 along with a partner. It owns some of the most popular Internet portals like Naukri.com, Shiksha.com, 99acres.com, and JeevanSaathi.com among others.

#5

Deep Kalra, the founder of MakeMyTrip, is an IIM-A alumnus

Deep Kalra, the founder of MakeMyTrip, is an IIM-A alumnus

Deep Kalra, Founder and Group CEO of leading online travel company MakeMyTrip, is also an alumnus of IIM-Ahmedabad.

Kalra, who graduated in Economics from St. Stephen's College of Delhi University, obtained an MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad in 1992.

He founded MakeMyTrip, which is headquartered in Gurugram, in 2000. Before establishing the company, he worked with top firms like GE Capital and ABN AMRO Bank.

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