21 May 2010

The good old days revisited – The University of Sheffield Alumni Club comes to Mumbai

Photo: Management School Mumbai event photo

The University of Sheffield Management School was delighted to be able to run its first overseas Alumni Club networking event in Mumbai in April. Ms Jill Longstaff, Deputy Director of the University’s International Office made it into Mumbai just before European airspace closed.

About 50 people – alumni and local business people - met in the lovely surroundings of the Taj Lands End hotel in Mumbai. The event was hosted by Mr Peter Beckingham, British Deputy High Commissioner. The guest speaker for the evening was Mr B Sridhar, Director of Bengal Tiger Line and a key figure in CII’s Institute of Logistics. Mr Sridhar enthused his audience talking passionately about his business, CII, and his commitment to low carbon, the environment and Bengal tigers!

The University of Sheffield Management School is committed to building alumni networks. The School launched an Alumni Club earlier this year and we are keen to encourage all our former students to join. Membership is free and it is exclusive. We want to work with you to make the Club a success. We are hoping to generate exciting professional collaborations as well as offering a range of social and business networking events. We are building a strong international portfolio and want to involve business, industry, government and other academic institutions in India. The Dean of Alumni Affairs, Professor Lenny Koh and colleagues in the School have expertise in low carbon and the green agenda. The alumni event drew on our connections within India to provide a lively forum for debate and discussion. It was also a great chance for our alumni and friends to reconnect and exchange news and views.

One guest, Prashant Kumar Kakumanu Nag summed it up like this ‘The alumni reception has helped to rejuvenate my business contacts and make new friends. The ash cloud meant that some old friends and colleagues were unable to make it – I was pleased that Dean of the School, Keith Glaister and Lenny Koh, Dean of Alumni Relations were able to join us by video. The presentation by Mr Sridhar was very interesting. The ambience of the event reminded me of the good old days I spent with my friends in Sheffield’.

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