Under the Business Thought Leadership Series, IMI Bhubaneswar has presented another Leadership Talk session with Mr. Debashish Ghosh, holding the position of Vice-President of Berkadia. He engaged with the students of IMI-B over a riveting session on 29th June 2021 around 11:00 am onwards on the topic of "People Management on Driver's Seat".

For the students of IMI Bhubaneswar, it was an absolute pleasure to hear the VP of Berkadia, Mr. Debashish Ghosh who inspired and encouraged the aspiring professionals of IMI Bhubaneswar with his insights into the nurturing of leadership skills as a student. He gave a detailed analysis of how to work in the field of investment in every aspect of the organization. With the brief idea on asset classes - cash, equity, real estate, fixed income, and commodities; he mainly focuses on Real Estate Investments in terms of residential, commercial, and REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts). Under the real estate properties, homes and land belong to residential, and some of the commercial properties are retail space, office buildings, industrial, warehousing, co-living, data centers, leisure, etc. Berkadia also specializes in Affordable Housing and Manufactured Housing, which is a type of prefabricated housing that is largely assembled in factories and then transported to sites. Some of the offerings of Berkadia are Investment Sales, Mortgage Banking, and Servicing. He also enlightens us with the concept of leadership in a different way than it is a contact sport of what one does every day, leading self as much as leading others, doing things that cannot be outsourced or delegated, and set of habits that are practiced.

'Habits great leaders practice every day.’ With this thought in mind, one should be like an open book and focus on their level of curiosity in different angles of life. Talent is overrated with the growth in mindset. He also highlights building emotional intelligence and helping someone to become successful. So, the best way to learn is to teach, and "if you cannot explain something simply, you do not understand it well enough".