Shadow a CEO

Shadow a CEO is a unique programme organised by the Indian School of Business (ISB) as part of Daan Utsav (earlier known as the Joy of Giving Week) to inculcate the habit of giving among the youth of India and provide them with an opportunity to interact up close with the country’s most successful managerial talent. The programme has been a great success since its launch in 2009. 

The objective of Shadow a CEO is two-fold:

  • Engage the youth in the act of giving
  • Provide them with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe and learn lessons by spending a day with some of the biggest CXOs.

The students bid for the CXO of their choice in a live auction. The CXO then contributes an equal amount, if not more and the collective corpus goes to a charity of the CXO's choice.

We are proposing an Offline model shadowing experience. The details are as per below.

  • In the offline shadowing, the student would spend an entire day with the CXO, shadowing him/ her while the CXO performs his/ her day-to-day activities 

The details of CXO's preference for offline shadowing are mentioned below.

Current post-graduate (PGP) students of ISB and other top business schools like IIMA, IIMB, IIMC, IIM L, and XLRI can participate in the event. 

Key Dates:

Student Registration: January 29 - 31, 2024
Student Bidding: February 5-6, 2024

CXOs on Board 2023-24

Sr. No Name Designation Company Industry City
1 Harish K. Kohli President and Managing Director Acer India Tech Bengaluru
2 Karan Singh Managing Director ACG Worldwide Pharmaceutical Mumbai
3 Vikram Utamsingh Founder and Chairman Alvarez & Marsal Consulting Mumbai
4 Thulasiraj Ravilla Executive Director, LAICO & Director Operations Aravind Eye Care System Healthcare Madurai
5 Anurag Behar CEO Azim Premji Foundation Non-Profit Bangalore
6 Tapan Singhel MD & CEO Bajaj Allianz Insurance Pune
7 Dhruv Agarwala CEO  Elara Technologies Real Estate Tech Singapore/Online 
8 Amit Chandra Chairperson Bain Capital Financial Services Mumbai
9 Masaba Gupta Founder House of Masaba Film & Entertainment Mumbai, 7th March 2024
10 Manisha Girotra CEO Moelis and Company Investment Banking Mumbai
11 Dr. Devi Shetty CEO Narayana Health Group Healthcare Bengaluru
12 Sunil Mathur MD & CEO Siemens Ltd Tech, Energy & Infrastructure Mumbai
13 Sumit Mitra CEO Tesco Retail UK, Online
14 Sidharth Gupta CEO Treebo Hospitality Mumbai
15 Kailash Nadh CTO Zerodha Finacial Services Bengaluru
16 Monisha Advani Producer Emmay Entertainment Entertainment/ Film Mumbai
17 Suresh Narayanan MD & CEO Nestle India Consumer/ Packaged Goods Gurgoan
18 Hari Menon  India Head Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Philanthropy Bengaluru


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