- Avinash, XLRI Passout – got placed in a company’s corporate office with a good package
- Daniel, Tier I ‘B’ school MBA Passout – got placed in a Customer facing role with an above average
- Kannan, IIM (B) MBA Passout – got placed in a Sales role with Superior package
- Suresh, Tier II ‘B’ school MBA Passout- got placed as Management Trainee with above average salary
- Anil, B.E. (Mechanical) – got placed as a Junior Engineer in a Construction company
All the above news are decades old.
Do you think Anil would have made in the race ?
Your guess is right if you have said ‘Yes’.
He is none other than Anil Manibhai Naik (A.M.Naik), Chairman and Managing Director of Larsen and Toubro
Mr. Naik is a Padma Bhushan Awardee (2009) and recipient of the Gujarat Garima (Pride of Gujarat – 2009) Award. His other distinctions include:
- Ranked ‘Businessman of the Year’ by Business India – 2014
- 32nd Best Performing CEO in the world – Harvard Business Review – 2013. Ranked 4th in the industrial sector.
- Rated among the most influential personalities in the Infrastructure segment – Construction Week – 2012
- Named among Economic Times ‘Most Powerful CEOs’ – 2012
- CNBC TV18 ‘Infrastructure Leader of the Year’ Award – 2012
- Rated one of the top two of India’s Best CEOs by Business Today, INSEAD and Harvard Business Review – 2012
- Conferred ‘Doctorates’ by Sardar Patel University – 2011 and by Gujarat Technological University – 2013
- Ranked ‘Best CEO’ in Industrials segment in Asia by Institutional Investor – 2011
- ‘CNBC Asia – Outstanding Business Leader’ Award – 2010.
- Awarded Asia Business Leader Award for 2010 by CNBC Asia – 2010
- ‘Special Award for Business Leader of the Year – Building India by NDTV – 2010
- Bharat Shiromani Award for his outstanding contribution to Indian industry 2009
- ‘Business Leader of the Year’ Award – The Economic Times – 2009
MBA certainly helps in getting an entry/ placement, but in the long run it’s ultimately the ‘capability’ which will scale heights !
PS:- Point 1 to 4 profiles are of imagination.