STORY TELLING SESSION
“One should get out of his/her comfort zone, if he or she really wants to be successful.”- Mr. Avatar Monga, Batch 2000, BIMTECH also Chief Operating Officer, IDFC Bank.
The first story telling session conducted by alumni conduit was held on Sep 5, 2016. Our esteemed guest of honour and one of the most distinguish alumni of the day was Mr. Avatar Monga - Chief Operating Officer, IDFC Bank.
Mr. Monga shared his career journey from Bank of America days. He worked with bank of America for 16 years. Then he joined GE capital in the year 1998 and again moved to Bank of America in the year 2003 for his second innings there. He shared that during his career he has travelled to multiple cities and multiple countries. He then enthusiastically told his stay at BIMTECH and he mentioned he was very refreshing as he working for long time before coming to BIMTECH to pursue his Post Graduation in Management.
During his storytelling session he really emphasized on knowledge building as this will be the key factor of success for young professionals. He also threw light on technology innovation and globalization of economy and how one has to be regularly updated to be successful. He then told about his second journey in Bank of America (B.O.A) giving a brief about, how big organizations work and how can people relate to each and other and to the work culture of the organization. He then gave his views on Leadership which one should follow if he/she wants to be a good Leader explaining the same in detail 3 Principles of Leadership:
- Self-Awareness (Work and Life Balance)
- Emotional Maturity
During the session he also discussed about the Indian Scenario of Income Mismatch and also told the after effect of GST rollout in which almost 3 million transactions per day would happen in India. Briefing about the details of the Banking Industry in India, he enthusiastically told about the Micro ATM’s which will be introduced with additional features which will eventually benefit the rural area people. He also talked about the changes that Aadhaar card is going to make in Indian Economy.
Further he added that many steps are being taken by the government as well as by the banks to promote savings in Rural India so that money can actually come into the economy. He also gave his insight about the Healthcare Industry and Banking sector reaching the last mile.
It was really a very fruitful association with him and students learned a lot with his experience and exposure and we would start working on our shortcomings and bridging the gaps so that we can be perfect ready for the future.