Monday, July 30, 2012

500 turn up for Jamshedpur Run organised by XLRI

From The Times of India:

JAMSHEDPUR: Jamshedpur Run, organized by XLRI, was a success with more than 500 people turning up on a cloudy Sunday morning to participate in the annual event, which has grown in popularity since it was introduced four years back.

The enthusiasm in the air was palpable in the institute's football ground since early morning as students, schoolkids, athletes as well as professors and executives converged on the field, ready to have a shot at the winner's trophy.

The marathon was held in two legs - a 10km version for athletes and running enthusiasts and a 5km version for others who might not be as skilled. Arjun Toda came first in the 5km men's category while Jai Prakash won the 10 km event.

In the women's section, Madhubala, a doctoral student at XLRI, won the 5km race.

All the winners were awarded cash prizes and mementos. The prize distribution ceremony was attended by faculty coordinator MG Jomon who congratulated all the participants for their spirit and tenacity.

Sanjeev Varshney, faculty of marketing at XLRI, received a special award for being the first among faculty members to finish the race.

The mood was aptly captured by official marathon theme which invited the residents of this city to "run for your dreams".

The run concluded with XLRI planning to organize a bigger and better version of the event next year. It also plans to work with all members of the community to uphold the ideals of social harmony and youth empowerment in the society.

Vlahalla 2012

Valhalla 2012 ended yesterday. The winner of the sports events...
Basketball (M)-XLRI
Basketball (W)-XLRI
Swimming- XLRI
Throwball- XLRI/IIMC
Volleyball (W)- XLRI/IIMC
Volleyball (M)- IIM Raipur
Athletics- XIMB
Table Tennis- XIMB
Badminton- SIBM

The finals of Throwball and Volleyball (W) was washed out and hence XLRI and IIMC were joint winners

Monday, July 02, 2012

Ramesh Jayaraman (PMIR 88) named Perfetti MD

From: The Economic Times

NEW DELHI: India's largest confectionery company Perfetti Van Melle (PVM) has named Ramesh Jayaraman its India head. Current managing director Sameer Suneja, who has been holding the position for past four years, has been relocated to a global role at the Italian firm.

Jayaraman has been named the new MD of the 1,500-crore PVM India, which competes with the likes of Wrigley, ITC and Parle. Prior to this appointment, Jayaraman was in-charge of the company's operations in both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. An alumnus of XLRI Jamshedpur, Jayaraman worked in Cadbury, Britannia and Danone before moving to PVM in 2006.

Suneja joins the growing ranks of Indian managers taking on global roles in key positions at multinational firms, especially in the consumer goods space. He has been with PVM for over 15 years and has led the company's foray in the rapidly-growing snacks category with its brand Stop Not- the first time the group diversified into the non-confectionery segment to compete with players like PepsiCo's Frito-Lay and Haldiram's.

PVM, which set up India operations in 1994, has close to 25% share in the 4,000-crore domestic sugar confectionery market. With brands including Alpenliebe and Mentos candies, Chlormint toffee and Center Fresh chewing gum, PVM has doubled its business over the last three years. But the category is fraught with challenges like wafer-thin margins and inability to hike costs because of intense competition.


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