“In your life, only a select few things end up becoming a part of you. And before you even notice them, they start showing up in everything you strive for.”
These were the words addressed to the incoming MBA batch of 2022-24 by SCMHRD alumnus Mr. Komal Anand. The dignitary graced the formal induction held on 8th June 2022 as the Chief Guest for the day. Mr. Anand – MD, Lotte Havmor Ice Creams, was a part of the 1994-96 batch and has since continued to prove his prowess by advancing through various reputable roles in companies like Dabur, Reckitt Benckiser, PepsiCo, and McCain Foods, to name a few.
Mr. Anand commenced his address by thanking the management at SCMHRD for giving him the opportunity to return to his alma mater and reminisce about his good old days. He emphasized the fact that even after all these years, the values that SCMHRD had instilled in him remained with him in both his personal and professional spheres. He also talked about the unwavering support he received from professors and peers during trying circumstances in his B school days. He highlighted the essence of meaningful networking and how students’ interactions in the next two years can chart the rest of their professional lives.
The students were thoroughly engrossed in the amusing anecdotes he shared from his days in Dabur and McCain. He accentuated that one should never hesitate while trying their hand at new opportunities and must work diligently to uncover one’s true potential. His stories from the corporate world also revolved around lessons on how not to stereotype people based on their role and how that could lead to barring some people from new opportunities.
The students and the distinguished faculty members remained a rapt audience throughout his address. The session concluded with his congratulatory message to the students on making it to SCMHRD. He conveyed his best wishes to all the students for their future endeavors. Mr. Anand’s insightful address will definitely prove to be a prolific beginning for the incoming batch’s next two years.