XLRI signs a MOU with Asian Institute of Management, Manila

From the XLRI blog:

Faculty Exchange: AIM and XLRI will exchange at least 2 faculty members per academic year.
Joint Executive Development Programs: AIM and XLRI agree to jointly design, market, and conduct short-duration executive development programs in 3rd countries—especially in the Asian region.
Joint Research: AIM and XLRI agree to identify research themes of international, particularly Asian, relevance
Case Development: AIM and XLRI agree to launch a concerted drive to develop Asia-based cases and, thereafter, publish jointly a compilation on an annual basis.
XAT: In order to attract Indian applicants for admission, AIM agrees to join the group of business schools that accept XAT
Joint Management Journal: AIM and XLRI agree to jointly launch a new, international-class management journal by January 2010.
Student Exchange: AIM and XLRI agree to continue student exchange as per the agreement signed between them earlier on December 13, 2004.

satish venkatachaliah leaves SAP for AztecSoft

In his email he writes:

After almost 5 years of being with SAP Labs today is my last day.

In march I will be joining Aztecsoft in Bangalore as SVP – Global HR and Recruiting. I am looking forward to new challenges of leading the HR function globally.

Raja gets interviewed by ET

Quatrro BPO Solutions’ chief HR officer, S Varadarajan , 42, is a seasoned executive with a well spread experience across diverse sectors and companies – the Tatas, KPMG, PwC, American Express, Spectramind. Starting with American Express, Raja — as he is fondly called — is also a BPO industry veteran, having worked in the sector since 1994.

Now an active member of NHRD network, BPO HR forum at Nasscom, Raja is helping Quatrro grow exponentially – in two years the company has added 1,800 staff, snapped up three companies and is expanding into a range of specialised BPO businesses. The XLRI alumnus spoke about the BPO industry, the challenges it faced as it evolved and some lessons he has learnt managing Gen-Y.

Madan Pillutla is Chair of OB Area at LBS

Madan Pillutla (pmir 90) has taken over as the Chair of the OB Area at the London Business School, following his promotion as a full Professor at LBS.

Madan is also incidentally the OB Area Leader at ISB Hyderabad.