Indian Business Leadership A.Thothathri Raman
Charm!  <ul><li>There is something about business, like the blue mountain and the enchanting moonlight. Otherwise why woul...
It takes a man of vision <ul><li>He was once a magnificent young man who loved flying machines and fast cars.  </li></ul><...
  A man of vision
Jeh  JRD  Tata
The Birla Magic continues…….
Kumara mangalam Birla <ul><li>Man of few words, one of the global top ten billionaires with personal net worth of Rs 2bill...
A man of Dream  <ul><li>Everything about  this business leader  had been big. More popularly known as a friend  to his ext...
A Man of Dream
A man of cold strategy
Ramesh Chauhan
The brothers who disappointed everyone! <ul><li>They were into shipping, steel, trading, oil exploration….you name it. And...
Ruia Brothers of course!
Thoroughly anchored in reality
R P Goenka  <ul><li>Rama Prasad Goenka, third generation scion of a marwari family and grandson of the first Indian chairm...
Willing to take on the globe
Ratan Tata  <ul><li>Not many businessmen in the country have had the honour of being described as honest, straightforward ...
Someone who will not take a No!
Russi Mody <ul><li>Rustomji Hormusji Mody  managing director of Tisco since 1974 and also its vice-chairman since 1978, ha...
FIERY OUT- SPOKEN CORPORATE  LEADER
Rahul  Bajaj <ul><li>Rahul Kamalnayan Bajaj modeled his scooters on an old Piaggio design  and took on Piaggio in European...
Suave, sophisticated, focused…. <ul><li>He is corporate India’s poster boy for years.  </li></ul><ul><li>A patriarch of US...
Adi Godrej
B K MODI <ul><li>B K has followed his own dream  whilst as an MBA student at the University of Southern California. That d...
A man of big heart!
Deepak Parekh  <ul><li>In his capacity as vice-chairman of a newly set up housing finance company, Keshub Mahindra found h...
Willing to be different…
Dabur’s Burman
And yet rooted to the roots
Brijmohan lall Munjal  <ul><li>More than 70 years ago in the small town of Kamalia in what is now Pakistan, a six  year ol...
Willing to Network
Create a place in the Sun!  <ul><li>After topping his school exams, the small-town teenager was all bright-eyed and charge...
N R Narayanamurthy
Inheritors with a  Golden touch
The mother of corporate battles The empire <ul><li>Reliance Industries Ltd </li></ul><ul><li>Reliance capital limited </li...
Carrying forward a mega dream is not easy <ul><li>Both the brothers have done it by their own right </li></ul><ul><li>The ...
Ever ready to move on…!
Anand Mahindra  <ul><li>Walking into the Keshub Mahindra’s shoes and making a name himself came easy for this natural lead...
Man for all seasons <ul><li>He was merely 28 when he had to take on the mantle when his father who built a powerful busine...
Now for the skies! Vijay Mallya, who else?!
Grossly understated <ul><li>There is little said or known about this icon of our time despite the fact that he was named a...
Azim Premji
The chosen one! <ul><li>The chosen one  has fitted into the boots of his mentor easily and outgrew him in the speed and de...
From nowhere to here <ul><li>Narayanamurthy </li></ul><ul><li>Azim  premji was21 when he inherited </li></ul><ul><li>KM Bi...
Gautam Singhania  <ul><li>From piloting fighter jets to pushing ahead with fast cars, it has all been one big game for Gau...
Kishore Biyani <ul><li>Big Bazar is a household name  and the 43 year old Biyani took the risk to build this retail empire...
R S  Lodha <ul><li>A reluctant inheritor, Lodha set the corporate fires burning  when he announced that he was bequeathed ...
The leadership list is unending thankfully….! <ul><li>You could Fill up the space here…! </li></ul>
For these leaders world is one big  compact dream!  <ul><li>THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Indian Business Leadership A.Thothathri Raman
  2. 2. Charm! <ul><li>There is something about business, like the blue mountain and the enchanting moonlight. Otherwise why would someone successful willing to stretch so much and take on tension for others? </li></ul>
  3. 3. It takes a man of vision <ul><li>He was once a magnificent young man who loved flying machines and fast cars. </li></ul><ul><li>Long before the mantras of quality and professional management were being bandied about he stood for these. </li></ul><ul><li>He stood for ethics and values as no one else ever did. </li></ul><ul><li>He built businesses in diverse fields and those whom he chose to head these, Sumant Moolgaokar, Darbari Seth,Ajit Lerkar, Russi Mody went on to becoming corporate leaders by their own right. </li></ul><ul><li>He could take on Nehru and when the time came was willing to pass on the mantle to his successor and remain on the sidelines, but forever active till he faded away </li></ul>
  4. 4. A man of vision
  5. 5. Jeh JRD Tata
  6. 6. The Birla Magic continues…….
  7. 7. Kumara mangalam Birla <ul><li>Man of few words, one of the global top ten billionaires with personal net worth of Rs 2billion plus is going to pump in 20000 crore in the next ten years in corporate India, generating perhaps one of the largest job pools that ever would be! </li></ul><ul><li>A London School of Economics pass-out Birla was merely 28 when the mantle passed on to him after the untimely death of his father. </li></ul><ul><li>He is now Asia’s largest integrated aluminum producers and the owner of fastest growing copper companies in the continent and among the top ten cement manufacturers in the world. </li></ul>
  8. 8. A man of Dream <ul><li>Everything about this business leader had been big. More popularly known as a friend to his extended family of millions of shareholders of the enterprise he started up some less than three decades ago, the patriarch of what is arugably the largest Indian industrial empire now spans, oil, telecommunication, power, infrastructure, steel and of course textiles among other things. </li></ul><ul><li>A legend of our times the man who took on the world after being a mere petrol bunk assistant remained a true maverick but an open book till he passed on. Charming to fault and a man full of grit, year after year, he never disappointed his investors, turning in chunky profits, generous dividends and a growth rate that took his group right to the top of corporate rankings. Post-liberalisation, his group, with its world scale petrochemicals and fibre plants and sheer market clout, stands out as one most capable of taking on the juggernaut of international competition. The journey continues, even though the man has passed on to becoming a legend. </li></ul>
  9. 9. A Man of Dream
  10. 10. A man of cold strategy
  11. 11. Ramesh Chauhan
  12. 12. The brothers who disappointed everyone! <ul><li>They were into shipping, steel, trading, oil exploration….you name it. And yet the sum total shows a lot of negatives which has disappointed many. The brothers however stagger along with undaunted spirit. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Ruia Brothers of course!
  14. 14. Thoroughly anchored in reality
  15. 15. R P Goenka <ul><li>Rama Prasad Goenka, third generation scion of a marwari family and grandson of the first Indian chairman of Imperial Bank is a true legend of his own times. Softspoken and yet determined, persuasive chairman, RPG started out in 1979 on an acquisition route taking over Ceat Tyres, Harrisons Malyalam, ICIM, Searle and HMV. Haldia Petrochemicals was his original project. RPG believed in a strong succession plan and has passed on his mantle to sons Harsh and Sanjiv. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Willing to take on the globe
  17. 17. Ratan Tata <ul><li>Not many businessmen in the country have had the honour of being described as honest, straightforward and humble. This is the story of one man who has been able to uphold these values even after rising to be the first citizen of India’s private industry, the chairman of the Tata group. </li></ul><ul><li>Equally unsettling were his three years as chairman of Air-India, thanks to widespread distrust and low morale. Further, he and Rajan Jetley, then Air-India’s managing director, did not get along. But industrialists Rahul Bajaj, who was a colleague on the board, feels, &quot;Ratan was a great chairman and much more knowledgeable on aviation than I can ever be.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Ratan has come a long way Tata Motors is a truly global company with its range of offering from Indica to Indigo genuinely world class. He still has a lot of energy and a number of years to go! </li></ul><ul><li>He listed TCS in NYSE and also acquired Daewoo Motors plant in Korea. An architect by training Ratan Tata at 65 stepped down from the executive role as the chairman of Tata group in 2002 </li></ul>
  18. 18. Someone who will not take a No!
  19. 19. Russi Mody <ul><li>Rustomji Hormusji Mody managing director of Tisco since 1974 and also its vice-chairman since 1978, has been chief executive of the company during a period which may well be seen as a crucial turning point in the company’s history. He is universally acknowledged to have provided outstanding and charismatic leadership; and the new air of dynamism in Jamshedpur and the Tata Centre in Calcutta has been to a large extent his own creation. </li></ul><ul><li>Starting off on the Tisco Jamshedpur shopfloor at a salary of Rs. 100 a month in September 1939 He had been with the Tatas ever since, alternating between Calcutta and Jamshedpur for the next 54 years, only to end it after a stormy face off with Tata management. </li></ul><ul><li>Not one to give up, he went on to found Mobar a modestly succesful trading house and became the Chairman of Indian Airlines </li></ul>
  20. 20. FIERY OUT- SPOKEN CORPORATE LEADER
  21. 21. Rahul Bajaj <ul><li>Rahul Kamalnayan Bajaj modeled his scooters on an old Piaggio design and took on Piaggio in European markets after pushing out his one millionth scooter in 1996. He now owns world’s largest scooter and two wheeler factory. In contrast, when the company started operations in 1960, it had a capacity of only 3,000 scooters per annum. And in 1967-68, when Rahul took independent charge of the company, the annual turnover was in the region of Rs 7 crores. </li></ul><ul><li>A rabidly outspoken critique of government, Bajaj had no hesitation in passing on his mantle to his sons Rajeev and Sanjiv even in his prime. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Suave, sophisticated, focused…. <ul><li>He is corporate India’s poster boy for years. </li></ul><ul><li>A patriarch of US $ 1 billion business empire is also one of largest owners of real estate in Mumbai, India’s corporate capital totalling a staggering 3500 acres estimated at close to a billion dollars. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Adi Godrej
  24. 24. B K MODI <ul><li>B K has followed his own dream whilst as an MBA student at the University of Southern California. That dream has been translated into reality with pedigree names like Rank Xerox and Olivetti for partners. BK has been always willing to experiment, quite one for punishing schedules. BK could have made into the mega groups of the country, but somehow could settle for a lower rung of the corporate ladder. But there is still a lot of life and guts in this demunitive persona </li></ul>
  25. 25. A man of big heart!
  26. 26. Deepak Parekh <ul><li>In his capacity as vice-chairman of a newly set up housing finance company, Keshub Mahindra found himself interviewing a highly recommended candidate for the post of deputy general manager. But looking at the young, well-paid executive from Chase Manhattan Bank, Mahindra was frankly foxed. Why would anyone in his right mind want to leave a cushy multinational job, for a start-up venture with an uncertain future, and that too at half the salary? </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;What madness is driving you to join this organisation? Why don’t you join my group instead?&quot; joked Mahindra. &quot;If I wanted to do that, then I wouldn’t have decided to leave Chase,&quot; replied the banker, whose earnestness impressed Mahindra. &quot;He was so full of enthusiasm, he had a mission.&quot; Recalls Mahindra today. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Willing to be different…
  28. 28. Dabur’s Burman
  29. 29. And yet rooted to the roots
  30. 30. Brijmohan lall Munjal <ul><li>More than 70 years ago in the small town of Kamalia in what is now Pakistan, a six year old decided that the local school was not the place for him he need a different kind of education. Sensing possible parental disapproval, the little boy quietly made his way to the new gurukul in town and demanded to be inducted. Impressed by the boy’s determination, the teachers accepted him on the spot. With shaven head and attired in sadhu’s garb, the young Brijmohan Lall Munjal returned home to ask his mother for the customary bhiksha. </li></ul><ul><li>The lesson of childhood stood Brijmohan is good stead through all his years of toil as he began to build from his small town, small time beginnings. The patriarch Munjal is today the much venerated as an industrialist and visionary. Its pre-eminent position in the domestic market apart, Hero has been accorded international recognition; it has found a place in the record books as the world’s largest by-cycle manufacturer. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Willing to Network
  32. 32. Create a place in the Sun! <ul><li>After topping his school exams, the small-town teenager was all bright-eyed and charged-up. His dream of studying engineering at the most elite institution in the land was at hand. Not only had he passed the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) entrance test but he had also managed to secure a scholarship. Life was beautiful until he spoke to his father. </li></ul><ul><li>As N. Rama Rao pointed out to his youngest son ­ the fifth-born of eight children ­ the scholarship would be disbursed only at the end of the academic year. On his modest schoolteacher's salary of Rs250 a month, he could ill afford setting aside Rs100 for his son's monthly tuition and expenses. &quot;If you are really smart,&quot; he reasoned, &quot;you can go to any college and still do something worthwhile.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Swallowing his disappointment, the youngster enrolled at the local engineering college in Mysore. The story has a happy ending: four years later, as a top-ranking graduate in electrical engineering, he got another scholarship ­ this time the rules had changed so that the money was paid upfront ­ to do his MTech at IIT Kanpur. The ability to relentlessly pursue the big dream, which he developed as a level-headed teenager, has paid off. </li></ul><ul><li>The cofounder of Infosys had no hesitation when it came to find a successor for himself in 2002 in Nanden Nilkeni, the new CEO. </li></ul><ul><li>Naryanayaamurhy has since serves in advisory capacity at Wharton Cornell ,RBI ….. </li></ul>
  33. 33. N R Narayanamurthy
  34. 34. Inheritors with a Golden touch
  35. 35. The mother of corporate battles The empire <ul><li>Reliance Industries Ltd </li></ul><ul><li>Reliance capital limited </li></ul><ul><li>Reliance Industrial infrastructure ltd </li></ul><ul><li>Reliance Infocomm </li></ul><ul><li>Reliance Telecom </li></ul><ul><li>Reliance General Insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Reliance Energy limited </li></ul><ul><li>Reliance Mutual Fund </li></ul><ul><li>Reliance Life Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Indian Petrochemicals </li></ul>
  36. 36. Carrying forward a mega dream is not easy <ul><li>Both the brothers have done it by their own right </li></ul><ul><li>The group’s massive growth from Rs 4000 crore when the mantle was passed on to a whopping Rs 70,000 crore plus is easy task </li></ul><ul><li>These are the leaders to watch </li></ul>
  37. 37. Ever ready to move on…!
  38. 38. Anand Mahindra <ul><li>Walking into the Keshub Mahindra’s shoes and making a name himself came easy for this natural leader. Not for him the arrogance and ambivalence of the next generation entrepreneur. A man of great vision and even greater charm, he is one to be watched along with Kumaramangalam Birla in corporate India </li></ul>
  39. 39. Man for all seasons <ul><li>He was merely 28 when he had to take on the mantle when his father who built a powerful business in Karnataka died suddenly. </li></ul><ul><li>Belying all sceptics he has moved on. And How…..! </li></ul>
  40. 40. Now for the skies! Vijay Mallya, who else?!
  41. 41. Grossly understated <ul><li>There is little said or known about this icon of our time despite the fact that he was named as Fortune in august 2003 as one of the 25most powerful business leaders outside the US .Forbes in march 2003 listed him as one of the 10 people globally who have the most power to effect change and Business week in October2003 featured him on their cover with the sobriquet India’s tech King. </li></ul><ul><li>Someone who truly pushed India to the super power league </li></ul><ul><li>Someone who demonstrated that the farm power India can easily support the absolutely new technology </li></ul><ul><li>Despite all his achievements as a businessman since he was somewhat pushed roughly pushed into business at a very young age of 21, his heart lies in community service and he is making a difference in education a big way purely as a social service. </li></ul>
  42. 42. Azim Premji
  43. 43. The chosen one! <ul><li>The chosen one has fitted into the boots of his mentor easily and outgrew him in the speed and decisiveness with which he positioned his corporation as a global player, </li></ul>
  44. 44. From nowhere to here <ul><li>Narayanamurthy </li></ul><ul><li>Azim premji was21 when he inherited </li></ul><ul><li>KM Birla was 28 when he donned the mantle </li></ul><ul><li>Vijay Mallya was 28 years when he stepped into the shoes of vittal mallya </li></ul><ul><li>Kiron Majumdar could not break into brewing industry and setup her biocon in agaragein1978 </li></ul><ul><li>A former lab assistant of Gujarat government geology department Karsenbhai patel built Nirma into a formidable giant </li></ul><ul><li>From a bicycle parts maker to a telecom giant it has been a long way for Bharti’s Sunil Mittal </li></ul><ul><li>From a scrap metal dealer to become the first Indian to float US 1 billin public offer at London Stock exchange was quite a climb for Vendanta Resources CEO Anil Agarw </li></ul>
  45. 45. Gautam Singhania <ul><li>From piloting fighter jets to pushing ahead with fast cars, it has all been one big game for Gautam Singhania, the scion of Singhania group of companies. Taking over in 2004 he boght apparel brand ColourPlus, launchedbrandslikeParx andManzoniandIndia’s first fashion retail chain Be: and sold off company’s cement business. </li></ul>
  46. 46. Kishore Biyani <ul><li>Big Bazar is a household name and the 43 year old Biyani took the risk to build this retail empire . </li></ul><ul><li>There is more tan six lakh sq feet of retail space through a multi format model that includes BigBazaar Pantaloon, Food Bazaar and Central. </li></ul><ul><li>His hero sam walton ofWalmart </li></ul>
  47. 47. R S Lodha <ul><li>A reluctant inheritor, Lodha set the corporate fires burning when he announced that he was bequeathed through a will the entire MP Birla fortune of Rs 5000 crore through a will of his late wido Priyamvada Birla. </li></ul>
  48. 48. The leadership list is unending thankfully….! <ul><li>You could Fill up the space here…! </li></ul>
  49. 49. For these leaders world is one big compact dream! <ul><li>THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION </li></ul>

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