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SP Jain hosts its first Corporate Partners Meet in Dubai

SP Jain School of Global Management hosted its first Corporate Partners Meet on 22nd January 2019 in Dubai. The event was attended by over 120+ corporate partners from around 30 companies. The guests also included our GMBA students and alumni.


(Left to right) Dr. Balakrishna Grandhi, Dean - Global MBA & MGB and Professor of Marketing & Strategy
at SP Jain; Dr. Dhrupad Mathur, Deputy Director - Faculty Management and Associate Professor
at SP Jain; Mr. Charith Shanaka - Majid Al Futtaim; Ms. Reefat Maniar, Practice Manager - Crowe;
Mr. Subash Shanmugam, Associate Director - Protiviti ME; and Mr. Shailen Shukla, Head of Logistics
- Jumbo Electronics Company at the Corporate Partners Meet organised by SP Jain in Dubai

It was a great opportunity for our students to network with industry experts and to receive insights on what to expect from their Action Learning Projects (ALPs).


The event was attended by over 120+ corporate partners from around 30 companies

The session started with a welcome address by Ms. Gordana Rudovic, Academic Manager – Marketing at SP Jain, followed by a talk on ‘Interactive Technology and Customer Experience Journey’ by Dr. Balakrishna Grandhi, Dean - Global MBA & MGB and Professor of Marketing & Strategy at SP Jain.


Dr. Balakrishna Grandhi, Dean - Global MBA & MGB and Professor of Marketing & Strategy at SP Jain,
delivered a talk on ‘Interactive Technology and Customer Experience Journey’

The conversations continued with a panel discussion on ‘Industry Academic Collaboration: A Win-Win Proposition’ covering areas such as the benefits of an Action Learning Project, how to prepare students for such engagements and the challenges faced in the current business environment and more.


Our students got the opportunity to network with industry experts at the Corporate Partners Meet

The panel was moderated by Dr. Dhrupad Mathur, Deputy Director - Faculty Management and Associate Professor at SP Jain, and the panellists included:

• Mr. Shailen Shukla, Head of Logistics – Jumbo Electronics Company

• Mr. Subash Shanmugam, Associate Director – Protiviti ME

• Ms. Reefat Maniar, Practice Manager – Crowe

• Mr. Charith Shanaka, Majid Al Futtaim

Click here to read the highlights of the panel discussion.


(Left to right) Dr. Dhrupad Mathur, Deputy Director - Faculty Management and Associate Professor at SP Jain;
Mr. Charith Shanaka - Majid Al Futtaim; Ms. Reefat Maniar, Practice Manager - Crowe;
Mr. Subash Shanmugam, Associate Director - Protiviti ME; and Mr. Shailen Shukla, Head of Logistics
- Jumbo Electronics Company during the panel discussion on ‘Industry Academic Collaboration: A Win-Win Proposition’

This was followed by an engaging Q&A session filled with great conversations and interest from students on the job opportunities.

Topics: Alumni, GMBA, DUBAI, Global Events at SP Jain