Inauguration of the Centre

INAUGURATION OF THE CENTRE

The center was formally inaugurated on 6th August 2011 by M.K Narayanan, West Bengal Governor and K.V Kamath, Chairman, Infosys Limited at a function organized by LIBA. Mrs. Gayathri Prahalad, wife of late C.K Prahalad and other prominent business leaders attended and spoke at the event. Mr. Venketrama Raja, MD & CEO, Ramco Systems Limited; Fr. P. Christie, Director, LIBA; Fr. Casimir Raj, Director, Prof. C.K. Prahalad Centre for Emerging India, Prof. Bala Balachandran, Professor Accounting Information & Management, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Dr. M. S. Krishnan, Professor & Chair of Business Information Technology, Michigan Ross School of Business Mr. Gopal Srinivasan, CMD, TVS Capital Funds Limited, Prof. Jay Amaran, Vice President, Global Determinants, Inc. USA, Dr. Sridhar Mitta, MD, Next Wealth Entrepreneurs Pvt. Ltd, Mr. R. Gopalan, Secretary, Economic Affairs, Govt of India, Fr Sebasti L. Raj, SJ, Governing Body Chairman, LIBA, Mr D. Shivakumar, MD & VP Sales, Nokia India and Mr. Bhadrashyam.H. Kothari, Chairman H.C. Kothari Group of Companies, President, Loyola Alumni Association.

Speaking at the inaugural event Fr. Christie, Director, LIBA said, “The C.K Prahalad Center is among the institute’s efforts to play a role beyond academic education and to play a larger role in creating the global knowledge base and helping develop the long-term strategy and platform for growth in certain important areas such as the BOP market. Besides creating a wealth of knowledge on ideas, practices and experiences for sustainable development through research papers, articles, conferences and books, the center will also incubate entrepreneurial ideas focused on the base of the pyramid and promote social venture capital. We are indeed proud to be acknowledging the efforts of one or our most eminent alumni of Loyola College, the late C.K Prahalad and I am happy we will be continuing with his efforts to recognize the fortune at the bottom of the pyramid.”

Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai, established in 1979, is a premier Jesuit institution consistently ranked among the best business schools in the country. The institute lays stress on holistic learning with particular emphasis on excellence and ethics. It seeks to achieve the same by forming men and women imbued with a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. Considered as a rich resource centre for research and innovation, LIBA has several international collaborations and many centres of excellence to ensure that cutting-edge business ideas and practices are introduced and infused in its students.  One more noble effort to achieve the vision is the launch of the Prof. C.K. Prahalad Centre for Emerging India.

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