Annual National Consulting Conclave held at IIFT

New Delhi: The Annual National Consulting Conclave of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) New Delhi was organized by Socrates, the Consulting & Strategy Club of IIFT. Team IRMA from IRMA Anand won the competition while Heesha Sawhney, Karan and Raghav Mittal of FORE School of Management, Delhi was the first runner-up.

The future business leaders got a taste of real-life M&A negotiation during the simulation exercises or the case study presentations on various aspects of Business including how to acquire or sell a potential company at a valuation and understand what actually happens in the boardroom.

The two-day consulting conclave Chausar was organized by Socrates, the Consulting & Strategy Club of IIFT and inaugurated by Sunita Raju, Chairperson, Graduate Studies Board, Ms Vijaya Katti, Dean, Administration (Academics), HOD (Economics and Trade Policy) and Rakesh Mohan Joshi, Chairperson, Research and as graced by industry leaders from various organisations.

Sayantan Chatterjee, Director, Consulting at PwC and Pranjal Gupta, Senior Consultant at PwC offered some valuable insights to the students on how, over the past decade, digital has become more embedded in how businesses inherently function. Sidharth Balakrishna, Group strategy and Innovation head, Essel (Zee) Group, Saamir Gupta, COO Management Consultant, KPMG, shared his bit with the students during their addresses to the students group on the need of consultants & Operations Consulting as a career.

Business Cases were presented by 6 teams from Business Schools across India. The event was judged by Sumit Dora, Ex BCG & McKinsey Consultant; C.S. Sadasivan, Director Manthan Advisors; Arindam Mukhopadhyay, VP Gartner and Sushant Mondal, Team Manager Gartner.

Team IRMA from IRMA Anand, won the competition and Team Sparx from FORE School of Management were the runners-up in the National case competition of Chausar. The IMF President of IIFT Delhi, Mohit Jajoo gave a vote of thanks to all the participants and dignitaries.