4 Secret Sauces Of The CEO Factory – JBIMS Mumbai

Mr. Ajay Piramal, Mr. Harish Manwani, Ms. Vinita Bali, Mr. Nitin Paranjpe, Mr. Noshir Kaka, Mr. Sam Balsara, Mr. Uday Kotak, Mr. Siddharth Roy Kapur, the list is endless… Industry stalwarts and corporate head honchos, these are some of the gems of the 50-year-old legacy of JBIMS – the ‘CEO Factory’.

But what are the secret ingredients of this CEO Factory?

1. Location:

Strategically located at the nerve centre of the financial capital Mumbai, JBIMS enjoys the proximity to corporate houses. With stone’s throw away distance from Nariman Point, it is easily accessible to the recruiters as well as the business leaders. This helps in hosting guest sessions of some of the industry luminaries. I remember attending a guest lecture given by the Executive Director of the Reserve Bank of India in this very own college!

2. Faculty:

Where does one get the golden opportunity to learn Finance from the President of a major corporate, Marketing from the ‘Brand Guru’ and Operations from a person revered as the ‘God of Operations’ himself? Along with an esteemed core faculty, JBIMS boasts of elite visiting faculty members. It is a unique opportunity for the students to learn from such esteemed professors.

3. ROI:

Even after the recent fee hike, JBIMS is still among those premier b-schools of India with the best Return on Investment ratio. The resounding success of every year’s placement process reiterates the industry’s faith in brand JBIMS.

4. Strong Alumni Base:

Banking & Finance, Consulting, FMCG, Healthcare, Media & Entertainment, you name the sector and JBIMS alumni are making an impact there with their work. The illustrious list of alumni is a fine example of the fact that some of the best brains in the business world are produced by this college.

But are these ingredients enough to produce successful business magnets? “This institute is just a building without you all, the students. It is the continuous collaborative efforts and strives for excellence by the students which makes this institute what it is!” said one of our senior Professors in her last lecture before we embarked on our internship journeys. And it is the truth! The importance of all the above-mentioned resources is indeed unquestionable. However, they are means to take guidance from to excel in curricular and co-curricular activities. It is the students who form the most important factor.

Every year, toppers of various entrance exams come to this institute to hone their management skills. The mantle of the glorious tradition is passed on to them. The new batch takes up this heritage with complete pride and adds feathers of their achievements in the ever glittering crown of JBIMS. It is up to the students how to utilise the available resources to mould and transform their careers and thereby lives. No wonder that the students who have gone through this process in the CEO Factory go on to become a ‘Padma Shri’ recipient movie director like Mr. Mani Ratnam or is ranked in the Forbes Asia’s ‘50 Power Businesswomen List’ like Ms. Chanda Kochhar, the CEO & Managing Director of ICICI bank.

Thus with all its secret ingredients and the finest quality of students, the CEO Factory continues to churn out future business leaders!

Aniket Patil

Aniket Patil is a student of MMS Batch of 2018 at JBIMS. He is also a member of the ‘InsideIIM Student Team 3.0’.