Jamshedpur, 04 September 2023 – XLRI, one of India’s premier business schools, recently hosted a thought-provoking and insightful Fireside Chat as part of its CXO Series. The event featured a distinguished guest speaker, Ms. Oindrila Majumdar, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, TIAA India, who engaged in a candid conversation with a panel of students from the PGDM GM batch. The event was a resounding success, offering attendees an opportunity to delve into the speaker’s vast experience and expertise.

The evening commenced with a warm welcome speech by a student representative from the PGDM GM batch, expressing gratitude to the speaker for sharing valuable insights with the XLRI community. The occasion was marked by a token of appreciation, as Professor Kanagaraj presented the esteemed guest speaker with a bouquet, acknowledging their contribution to the event.

The heart of the event was the engaging Fireside Chat, where the panel of students posed thought-provoking questions to Oindrila. The speaker eloquently shared her insights, experiences, and perspectives on a range of topics, spanning from her vast career in Global Capability Centres, technology-driven innovation, diversity, and inclusion to global business dynamics. The interactive session provided attendees with unique insights into the speaker’s journey and the challenges and opportunities they have encountered along the way.

The session also delved into the guest speaker’s organization’s journey, highlighting their commitment to innovation, cultural diversity, and embracing technology in the GCC sector. The speaker shared valuable insights on staying ahead in a rapidly changing market, fostering a culture of innovation, and effectively integrating technology to enhance customer experiences.

One of the highlights of the event was the discussion on fostering diversity, equity and inclusion. The guest speaker emphasized the importance of creating a work environment that celebrates individual differences and leverages the power of diverse perspectives. Their organization’s strategies for creating inclusive business resource groups and implementing inclusive policies were particularly enlightening.

The Fireside Chat also shed light on the role of innovation in the GCC sector. The speaker detailed how their organization has successfully adopted emerging technologies such as AI and machine learning to enhance client experiences, streamline operations, and drive growth.

As the session drew to a close, the panel opened the floor for questions from the audience, enabling students to further engage with the speaker on various relevant topics. The event concluded with a vote of thanks from another student representative, expressing appreciation for the guest speaker’s invaluable insights.

Professor Kanagaraj presented a token of remembrance to the speaker, symbolizing XLRI’s appreciation for their contribution to the event and the knowledge shared.

The CXO Series Fireside Chat with Ms. Oindrila left attendees enriched and inspired, fostering a sense of curiosity and a deeper understanding of the complex world of GCCs and business innovation.

By Sujata