XLRI Jamshedpur’s CXO Series Event with Mr. Sumit Chandra: Inspiring Future Leaders

October 9, 2023: XLRI Jamshedpur hosted an exceptional edition of its prestigious CXO Series event, featuring the esteemed Mr. Sumit Chandra, Director of Leadership Hiring and University Relations at Flipkart. This engaging event played a pivotal role in offering students from the PGDM GM Batch profound insights into the intricate realm of corporate leadership.

The event commenced with great enthusiasm as a student representative from the PGDM GM Batch extended a warm welcome to all attendees. The gesture set the tone for an event filled with anticipation and eagerness. To express their gratitude and appreciation, XLRI Jamshedpur presented bouquets to Mr. Sumit Chandra and Madam Ayushi Mathur, a distinguished XLRI alumnus and companion to Mr. Chandra.

Mr. Chandra’s session was nothing short of enthralling as he shared a captivating narrative of Flipkart’s journey, highlighting its remarkable accomplishments and the guiding principles that have been instrumental in propelling the company to the zenith of success. He underscored the critical importance of innovation, trust, and flawless execution in Flipkart’s continued growth and prosperity. Mr. Chandra’s address left a deep impact on the audience as he encouraged students to cultivate essential qualities like mental agility, adaptability in the face of change, strong people orientation skills, and an unwavering commitment to delivering results, all of which he deemed as foundational to effective leadership.

The event progressed with a dynamic question-and-answer segment, allowing students to pose thought-provoking questions and delve deeper into the nuances of leadership in today’s ever-evolving corporate landscape. Mr. Chandra’s insightful responses further enriched the discussion, leaving attendees inspired and enlightened.

The culmination of the event was marked by a momentous gesture of appreciation. Professor Sunil Sarangi, Co-Convenor of Corporate Relations, Career Services, Placement & Industry-Institute Interaction (CRCS), and Coordinator of the Centre for Entrepreneurship at XLRI Jamshedpur, extended his heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Sumit Chandra for sharing his invaluable insights with the XLRI community. In recognition of their significant contributions to the event and in a gesture symbolizing the strong partnership between Flipkart and XLRI Jamshedpur, Professor Sarangi presented both Mr. Sumit Chandra and Madam Ayushi Mathur with commemorative mementos.

XLRI Jamshedpur’s CXO Series event with Mr. Sumit Chandra will be remembered as a transformative experience, providing students with a heightened understanding of leadership, innovation, and the intricate workings of the corporate world. The event reiterates XLRI’s unwavering commitment to providing students with real-world industry exposure and valuable insights from accomplished professionals.

In the words of Mr. Sumit Chandra,