Learning From The Leaders
Great Lakes provides an opportunity for students to be groomed by transformational leaders spanning private organizations and public administration. They are successful in grooming talent, creating innovative products/ solutions for customers and multiplying stakeholder wealth and help equip students with requisite skills to be successful leaders.
Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan
Non-executive director of Tata Sons, promoting entity of Tata Group of Companies and independent director of many listed companies. Having spent 31 years at Unilever, he is actively engaged in instructional & inspirational speaking covering areas of governance, strategy formulation, organizational transformation and innovation.
Dr. V.S. Arunachalam
Padma Vibhushan and distinguished service Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Dr. Arunachalam has served five Prime Ministers and ten Defense Ministers as their Scientific Advisor and Secretary of DRDO. He has made significant contribution to service and engineering of materials as well as building institutions and industries for harnessing technology.
Mr. A. Mahendran
A Chartered Accountant by qualification, Mr. A. Mahendran was initially Managing Director of Godrej Sara Lee Ltd. And later MD of Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. He played a pivotal role in steering Godrej to market leader position in consumer products. He is an expert at conceptualizing and executing business strategies apart from handling multi-functional teams.
Belonging to the Indian Administrative Service 1960 batch, is one of the eminent public servants of India, who has held important positions in the Government of India, most prominent of which was that of the Central Vigilance Commissioner. He was also awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's 3rd highest civilian award, in 2012.He has held many high profile posts such as Telecom Commission chairman, Secretary of Department of Telecommunication, Government of India, Public Enterprises Selection Board chairman and Central Vigilance Commissioner. He has written many books on Business Ethics, his area of expertise.
Mr B Muthuraman
A Metallurgical Engineer from IIT Madras, MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur and Advanced Management Program from CEDEP/INSEAD, France, Mr.Muthuraman joined Tata Steel in 1966 as a Graduate Trainee. From there he rose to become the Managing Director of Tata Steel and was instrumental in leading it to become the 11th largest steel manufacturer, including acquisition of Corus.
Dr V. Sumantran
Ex Vice Chairman, Ashok Leyland Ltd. And Executive Vice Chairman,Hinduja Automotive Limited, UK, Dr. Sumantran holds a Doctorate degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Master’s degree in Management of Technology. He is an expert in designing and launching automotive products. He has worked in General Motors USA and Tata Motors India.