Jamshedpur, March 4: B-school Xavier School of Management (XLRI) will confer the prestigious ‘Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial and Social Peace’ to Sanjiv Mehta, chairman and managing director of Hindustan Unilever Ltd. He will also deliver the convocation address to the graduating students at the event on March 21.
Father Christie, director, XLRI further added, “We are immensely happy to present this year’s ‘Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Social and Industrial Peace’ to Mr. Sanjiv Mehta in appreciation of his compassionate and ethical business leadership approach and multi-faceted industry responsibilities.”
Sanjiv Mehta has been leading Unilever’s business in India and the South Asia cluster since October 2013. He has been with Unilever for nearly 26 years and, for the last 17 years, he has led Unilever businesses in different parts of the world.
Sanjiv is a chartered accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Leading premier B-School is all set to hold its 64th Annual Convocation on March 21. On this significant day, 526 XLRI students will receive their graduating certificates including – 182 & 180 students of Postgraduate Programmes in Management – BM and HRM; 104 students of 15-months PGDM (General Management) Programme; 11 students of Fellow Program in Management (FPM) and 49 students of 2017–2020 batch of PGDM-BM Programme (Evening).
T. V. Narendran, chairman, board of governors at XLRI said, “For over six decades, XLRI has steadfastly held on to its mission of proffering world-class education across various management-centric programs. XLRI diligently strives to create a value-based and ethics-driven teaching and learning environment while underscoring the need for all-round development. This emphasis on inculcating important core- values is what sets XLRI apart from other B-schools in the country.”
Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial and Social Peace, instituted by XLRI in 1966, in honour of the Late Sir Jehangir Ghandy, former Chairman of the Board of Governors- XLRI is awarded to heroic leaders who have contributed towards the growth of their respective organizations and also impacted the growth of our nation in a significant way. The medal was instituted by XLRI in gratitude for Sir Jehangir Ghandy’s yeoman contribution to XLRI and the society at large.
In the past years, the medal was conferred on eminent business leaders like N R Narayana Murthy, chairman emeritus and chief mentor, Infosys Technologies Ltd. in 2012, Shiv Nadar, founder & chairman, HCL and Shiv Nadar Foundation in 2013, Arundhati Bhattacharya, chairman, State Bank of India in 2014, and Mallika Srinivasan, Chairman & CEO, TAFE (Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited) in 2015.