Day 2 Neev 2015 – Responsibility and Accountability are two distinct traits of Leaders

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27 June – Neev 2015 (Welingkar, Bengaluru)

The second day of Neev 2015 saw anxiety giving way to comfort. The students looked forward to the proceedings of the day. And to their pleasant surprise their first interaction of the day was with Mr. Ramanujam, President & Regional Head South, Yes Bank. Some of them must have secretly cherished to be someone like him.. Mr. Ramanujam has over 20 years of work experience in Corporate Banking having worked in Exim Bank, Meghraj Finance (Boutique Investment Bank), ICICI, Standard Chartered Bank and Yes Bank. He holds an MBA from IIM Bangalore (1995 pass-out)

Centre Stage

Ramanujam drawing the attention of the young audience towards the central theme of NEEV 2015 started off with the proposition that curiosity and responsibility are seemingly incompatible concepts. He believed that a person who was curious could not be responsible and vice versa. Leaders should take responsibility of their actions with accountability towards the outcome. The onus lies on the leader to decide how far to go and where to withdraw. Industry awaits talent that takes ownership to get things done, has right attitude and team spirit. The students animatedly discussed the issue, sharing their version on the same along with their volley of questions.

Every chapter of the Hello We introduces the students to a new department/ function, new faculty or staff at Welingkar. The second episode introduced them to the Career Management Cell (CMC). The Cell guides the students in their career moves, internships, live projects and final placements. It has in house experts, faculty and industry experts.

Navigating through the events of the day- Conversations was the next stop. It unfolded a panel discussion on the piquant question of what was driving modern finance- regulation or innovation? The panelists were Siddhartha Ghosh, Consultant-CGI, Anand Wani- Advisor -CSC & Rohit Bhagade-Finance Controller, CISCO.

It was a clear consensus that though regulation could be stunting, innovation too has its drawbacks and could be equally disruptive for economies, though both are an essential part of the economic system. Ghosh stuck to his rather unique stance of saying “Innovation and Regulation were independent of each other. The panel discussion was followed by an interesting Q&A session with the students.

Supporting innovative mindsets and design thinking have been one of the elemental values at Welingkar. In his message to the students on the very first day Dr Uday Salunkhe, group director, Welingkar had brought out the importance of the same while sharing how the city has been crucible of innovation urging the students to lead from the front. Innovation needs creativity, imagination, perseverance and commitment. But above all it needs a good and incisive understanding of one’s ecosystem and the related issues.

Besides the above interactions the students had classroom session on Governance and ethics, in concurrence with the core theme of the fortnight. The day wrapped up after Dr. Anil Rao, Dean- Welingkar Bengaluru introduced the faculty to the students.


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