Chairman's Message

A warm welcome from Great Lakes Institute of Management.

Our motto, "Global Mindset - Indian Roots", permeates every aspect and activity at Great Lakes. Over the past 15 years, Great Lakes has successfully imbibed several of the proven best practices from the best global business schools, adapted them to make them better suited to Indian realities and introduced many of its own innovations in management education. Together, these have ensured that an educational experience at Great Lakes is truly transformational for thousands of aspiring and experienced management professionals as evidenced by the performance of our alumni across 30 countries worldwide. Further, they have made Great Lakes the youngest AMBA accredited business school in India and one of the youngest globally and resulted in it being ranked in the top 10 in several popular rankings. A carefully designed blend, which includes rigorous learning from world class academicians, regular exposure to global thought leaders, entrepreneurs and highly experienced industry leaders, community service, experiential learning, numerous student driven initiatives and peer learning, makes the Great Lakes experience a transformational one for our students. 

Great Lakes has been very proactive in recognizing the global trends and shifts in the business landscape and has been pioneering several innovations to keep management education in tune with these shifts. This includes development of focused programs in sectors that are undergoing massive transformations such as Energy and IT or emerging areas such as Business Analytics. Great Lakes is also embracing internet and mobile technology enabled blended and online learning and is making high quality management education available to large populations of learners with convenience and affordability.

I invite you to experience Great Lakes first hand by engaging with us as a learner in one of our full-time or executive programs if you seek to learn or as a guest/visiting speaker and share your knowledge and experiences with our learners.

Mohan Lakhamraju
Chairman, Great Lakes Institute of Management

Mohan Lakhamraju is the Chairman at Great Lakes Institute of Management, where he spearheads its growth strategy and new initiatives. He has been associated with Great Lakes since 2011 and helped expand its range of offerings into new geographies, new executive programs as well as technology-enabled online and blended learning programs.

Mr. Lakhamraju received a B.Tech in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay where he was the recipient of the Hughes Best Scholar Award, an MS in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley where he was a recipient of the Regents Fellowship and an MBA from Stanford Business School where he was the recipient of the David Packard Fellowship. Mohan pursued doctoral studies at UC Berkeley in the area of high performance data storage systems and has presented papers in leading research conferences like SIGMOD and holds technology patents issued by the US Patent Office.

In prior life, he was a Private Equity investor focused on India and other Emerging Markets in his capacity as Managing Director, India for Tiger Global, a leading investment firm headquartered in New York. He also spent close to 10 years in Silicon Valley, first as an entrepreneur helping build an SAAS (Software-as-a-Service) company, called Stratify (now a division of HP), and then as a Venture Capitalist at Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ).

Mohan is very passionate about high quality education and its ability to transform lives, having experienced it firsthand. He credits all of the exposure and opportunities he has got to his educational experiences and has made it his mission to enable other students in India have impactful and transformational learning experiences.


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