IMI Bhubaneswar organized a leadership talk on the 9th of March 2022 (Wednesday) in the campus auditorium with Mr. Vivek Jain, senior executive, Vice President, and Head of HR, Kotak Mahindra Bank. The lecture was attended by the students in the first year of the PGDM batch.


Mr. Vivek Jain is a senior HR professional with 20+ years of experience. He has led the HR function in Pharma, IT, BPO and Banking industry. Banking includes retail & corporate, capital markets (IE), investment banking (IB), private equity (PE), private wealth, corporate treasury, and asset reconstruction (ARC). He is known as a retention specialist with experience in driving business P & L, budgeting, culture building, change management, digital adoption, organization design and development, leadership pipeline and continuity, coaching, talent hiring & engagement, industrial relations, analytics & automation. Mr. Jain also has good hands-on knowledge of statutory compliances, union environment, and regulatory authorities. He is also a Member of the CII National Committee on Skill Development and Livelihood, since 2020.


Mr. Jain took the students through the Summer Internship Programme, which they were planning to begin after their trimester end. Mr. Jain emphasized why learning is so important and encouraged students to ask questions and see whether their abilities fit the company's criteria. To promote clarity among individuals, he insisted on keeping a ledger of daily reports on our efforts. He challenged us to explore our skills and apply them to our SIPs to set ourselves apart from the other applicants. He advised us to focus on the day-to-day process and excel rather than the eventual goal. He also mentioned that our learning will lead to acquiring a pre-placement offer.  


Finally, the host gave a brief thank you and delivered a small gesture of appreciation to the valued guest.