The Pan IIM alumni activities have been in a limbo for a while after our previous President, Gautam Vir decided to step down for health reasons rather abruptly. The Board met earlier this summer and I now have the task of getting it going once again, but more importantly to put in place a much younger, high energy team to reinvigorate the group and make it relevant, enjoyable and useful to the growing number of young alumni that come into the region year after year, while continuing to be relevant for those of us that have been around for a while.
This can happen when the critical ingredient for success is on board: YOU
As a first step, we have organised an informal ‘Meet & Chill’ event, just to meet up and say hello on Saturday, 9th September. The Honorable consul general of India will be joining us. To view the invite click here.
Meanwhile, as you all know this is a volunteer group & works well when a group of individuals who come together with enthusiasm and commitment. We now need such a group. Specifically, this is a call for alumni wanting to contribute to managing the following:
1. Communication: effectively use multi media to keep the group connected, informed and involved
2. Drive Sponsorship and corporate engagement
3. Manage our subscriptions & money ( accounting and Finance )
4. Organise events & bring on energising speakers
This is a call for those among you with the appropriate talent, commitment and experience in the respective areas who are interested take responsibility and help bring our fellow alumni together while having fun.
We have heard many a time that the alumni activities have been mostly managed by a small group of senior (none of us grow old) alumni and often what has been done has not sufficiently enthused the younger lot. Having been in the midst of organising alumni activities for decades in Dubai, I can assure you this is not by design.
So for those of you who are keen to be the change that you want to see, this is the time to come forward and make a difference, to make the group like you want it to be: Vibrant, Energetic, Useful & Good fun.
So put up your hand & send an email to Vanessa to let her know your area of interest. I am also delighted to welcome Vanessa Ferns who has taken the admin responsibility for the group and will be the single point of contact for all matters.
Come, let’s raise the Pan IIM flag higher & majorly visible in the region & make sure it stays there.
1. Spouses are more than welcome
2. AED 100 can be paid at the entrance
3. Please share contact details of any Pan IIM Alumni that you may know of that needs to be included in our database.