Thursday, September 24, 2009

Meet the CEO

The School of Management of SNS College of Engineering had organized “Meet the CEO” with Mr.Ravi Jagannnathan, Managing Director and CEO-3i Infotech Consumer Service Ltd., Bangalore, an interaction programmme for the MBA students on 25/9/2009.

Principal Dr.G.Karuppusami welcomed the gathering. Dr.S.N.Subbramanian, Chairman, SNS Group of institutions gave the presidential address. In his address, he stressed on the aspect of Quality by giving explanation for the word QUALITY. ‘Q’ stands for quest for excellence, ‘U’ stands for understanding the concept, ’A’ for analyzing, ‘L’ for learners centric, ‘I’ for innovative, ‘T’ for training for building up competencies, ‘Y’ for year out programmes. He also pointed out that CEO should have vision, understand about all the stakeholders, and he should be a regular reader of daily trends. Becoming a CEO is easy, but until and otherwise he possess the qualities he cannot excel in his position.
The CEO, Mr.Ravi Jagannathan in his interaction with the students, focused on the qualities of a CEO.
Quality need not be certified by anybody else, but it should come in our day to day life. He pointed out that vision of an organization should be achievable, understandable, and communicable with all its stakeholders.
He answered for the question who is a CEO? As a person one who is able to communicate the vision of an organization to all in an understandable manner. He has to make sure that corporate governance is completely practiced in his organization.
According to him quality is nothing but “Corporate Governance”. He also said that a person will be moulded once he is involved in his work.
“A person who does not possess MBA degree can also become a CEO, but the qualification in the management will help in a bigger way along with his soft skills.
As for as commitment is concerned, commitment from an individual will help the organization to grow along with his personal growth.
While interviewing a MBA candidate for an employment, his “Strategic thinking ability and People management techniques” are to be assessed rather than other skills.
Prof.E.Venugopal, Head of the Department proposed the vote of thanks for the gathering.