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    Alumni Cell

    The SIMS Alumni Cell endeavours to create a closed-knit network that allows its students to create a lifelong bond with their alma mater. With an overall mission to connect, inform and engage the alumni, students and the institute, the cell strives to generate a multi-faceted support for SIMS. The cell conducts meets in a number of cities such as Delhi, Bangalore, and Pune so as to make the alumni feel connected with the institute by assisting the current batches via guest lectures, placement procedures, workshops and industrial visits.

    Illustrious alumni

    Mr. Deepak Khanna

    CEO – Reliance Communications

    Batch Of 1998

    A renowned alumnus of SIMS Deepak Khanna has over 26 years of experience of which the last 15 years have been in the telecommunication sector. Armed with a MBA in Marketing, he currently holds the post of Chief Executive Officer of Reliance Communications Ltd for India. Prior to Reliance, he held the post of Joint Chief Executive Officer with Tulip Telecommunications. In the past Deepak has also been associated with marquee companies like Tata Group, Escotel and DSS Mobile Communication.

    Mr. Pranav Singh Bakshi

    Vice President and Head Business Operations – Times Network

    Batch Of 2003

    A proud SIMsite and HOG, Pranav Bakshi is an alumnus of the 2003 Batch. Pranav currently holds the post of Vice President and Head for Business Operations with the Times Television Network. Prior to this, Pranav has held the post of Business and Corporate Head
    with NDTV Proft Prime and Vice President and Business Head with NDTV Hindu. In the past, Pranav has also been associated with The Times Group and Taj Hotels. Every time this Harley owner rides through Pune, he makes sure that he visits his alma mater- the place where his journey began. A true SIMsite at heart he is in touch with many students from the young batches and is always present as a guide, mentor and friend.

    Smita Rajgopalan

    Creative Director & Founder – SMITTEN

    Batch Of 2006

    Smita was always a creative genius. She worked with Beyondesign as an Art Director before she founded Smitten where she currently works as a Creative Director. Smita believes in assisting the institute in any way possible and does her bit as an involved alumnus by visiting college for summer placements. With over 9 years experience in the creative field of print and web media , Smita has worked with brands and companies like Unilever, Diageo (Johnnie Walker, Guinness), Taj Hotels, Sheraton Hotels, Mattel, Walt Disney, Panasonic and many more.

    Mr. Prabhvir Sahmey

    Head Of Platform Solutions – GOOGLE

    Batch Of 2005

    With a MBA in Marketing and Systems, Prabhvir Sahmey a.k.a “The Digital Guy” was an extremely hard working student. He was awarded for his “Dedication and Commitment” whilst his time at SIMS as a student manager. He began his journey with Mindshare and moved to Sure Waves only to move back to Mindshare as a Director. Post this, Prabhvir started his own venture called “Khau Buddies” and is presently working with Google as the Head of Media Platforms.

    Shivani Bhel

    Founder- Mumbai & U

    Batch Of 2010

    An entrepreneur at heart this SIMsite completed her MBA in Marketing from SIMS in 2010. She is currently the Founder and Owner of Mumbai and U, which is a boutique city tour start-up that caters to both domestic as well as international tourist. With over 5 years of experience in the corporate world, this alumnus has held vital positions like Brand Head- Caprese and Brand Leader with marquee companies like V.I.P Industries and Reebok respectively. In the past Shivani has also been associated with Tata Motors.

    Mr. Rahul Nandi

    Global Talent Acquisition Leader – Hewlett & Packard

    Batch Of 1997

    Rahul Nandi currently holds the post of global talent acquisition leader with Hewlett and Packard. A renowned global manager from the 1997 Batch from SIMS Rahul has over 18 years of experience in the domain of recruiting talent acquisition and employee engagement. In the past Rahul has held the post of Director – Talent Acquisition – India And South Asia and Staffing Head at Apple India. A proud SIMsite Rahul is a frequent attendee at the various meets and corporate dinners conducted by the SIMS Alumni Cell.

    Nanjappa Chendira

    Sales Director – Turner International (Cartoon Network)

    Batch Of 2002

    Currently holding the post of National Sales Director with Turner International Nanjappa Chendira specializes in strategy, sales, marketing, strategic tie-ups and team development. A strategic thinker, he has an innate ability to understand the intricacies of selling a kinds brand in an overcrowded market place. An MBA in Marketing and Operations, Nanjappa has previously been associated with Star India Pvt Ltd and Network 18.

    Mr. Arya Mukherjee

    Senior HR Business Partner – AMAZON.COM

    Batch Of 2008

    A Human resource professional with over 6 years of experience, Arya Mukherjee currently holds the post of a HR Business Partner with At Amazon as a HR Business Partner, he holds the overall responsibility for the Transportation / Logistics Operations vertical of the India Operations business. Prior to his association with, Arya has worked with Bank of America as an HR Generalist.

    Arunima Singh Deo

    Co-Founder – BABYOYE.COM

    Batch Of 1999

    Arunima started her career with Hyundai Motors on completing her MBA in Marketing and International Business. After 2 years with Hyundai Motors she went on to become a Vice President with, where she worked for another 9 years. Post her tenure with she decided to take an entrepreneurial path and co-founded , which is her own baby as she calls it.

    Divya Deep Singh

    Global Brand Manager- HUL

    Batch Of 2008

    Right from the word “GO”, Divya has been associcated with “ Big Brands”. Whilst copleting her MBA at SIMS she interned with HSBC and went on to begin her career with them. After a short stint in the banking sector, she decided to venture into different waters and began working with Star India Private Limited. Divya currently works with one of the world’s biggest FMCG Brands – HUL as a Global Brand Manager.

    Pooja Gulati

    VP & Head- Mirchi Properties

    Batch Of 1999

    Pooja Gulati has over 13 years of experience in Media Sales and is currently working as a Vice President and Head of Mirchi Properties. Pooja is often described by her colleagues as a “go- getter.” She began her corporate life with American Express and then switched to Media turf. She is passionate about whatever she does and can transfer the same passion to her team members seamlessly.

    Mr. Mohit Pande,

    Country Head – South East Asia and India, Google Cloud
    He was interviewed by Business Standard