iMET Global appoints Mobile commerce pioneer Pallab Mitra as Chief Learning Officer for its school of Digital Social Media & IoT
New Delhi: iMET Global, a renowned new-age institution in Digital/SocialMedia and IoT education has recently appointed Pallab Mitra as the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) to strengthen its existing ongoing Learning and Development endeavors in new age higher education. The strategic appointment is concurrent with the institution’s plans to accelerate growth that will involve Pallab to manage outreach alliances & partnerships – coordination with existing partners; and induction of new alliances including Embassies, Ministries, advisory councils and Education related International entities.
An XLRI alumnus, Pallab, in his impressive more than two decades of career, has contributed in radical transformations in Telecommunications,Banking, Healthcare and Digital sectors. While working with the who’s who of Indian corporate world, he is known to create many firsts in the telecom industry from launching M-commerce for Airtel to creating the first scalable mobile advertising solution in the telecom industry with Tata Docomo launching the Tutor on Mobile(TOM) service for Tata Tele which made it to the GSMA Mobile Congress Award finals – top 3 services in the world.
He was instrumental in formulating the policy control features and helped formulate the technology that enabled sampling and adoption of 3G – launch of the unlimited 250 plan (another 1st in the industry). Pallab was a member of the Executive Committee of the Mobile Payment Forum of India (MPFI) and helped the Reserve Bank of India in formulating the Mobile Payment Guidelines and Prepaid Wallet services for the country. He was also actively involved in the Working Group Committee of the GSM Association and extended help in designing various mobile-based products at a global level. With each added professional year in his career, Pallab kept evolving himself and started providing vision and direction to his employers’ organizations in the areas of Telecom, Education, Health and Internet of Things (IoT).
On the appointment of Pallab, Deepak Goel, Co-Founder & CEO of iMET Global said, “We are delighted to have Pallab on board. There’s a profound connect we felt with each of our meetings and the vision of bringing disruptive much-needed changes in professional higher education through enhanced industry interface, following NEP guidelines and strategic community building and partnerships. We believe that his valuable experience of being a pioneer in whatever he did, will help us in building a similar culture and spirit in iMET Global.”
“I am thrilled to be a part of a change maker iniMET Global. Like I discussed with Deepak,iMET Global is actually making India Atmanirbhar. The role comes with several responsibilities and commitments that hold great importance for the growth of the institution and Digital India. In the difficult times that the pandemic has left behind among the working classes to be able to create hope in people’s lives through such a powerful learning program helps me personally come to people’s aid when they need it the most. I shall have a role to write another first in my professional career when we are able to bring the impact that higher education is expected to make for everyone – student, working professionals, businesses, and society at large” said Pallab Mitra.
Pallab has been a Nichiren Buddhist for the last 10 years and through this humanistic approach to life has completely changed the way he works with people. A compassionate man who believes that the heavy doors of karmic retribution can open with a vow made to his mentor Dr.Daisaku Ikeda. An avid golfer otherwise, Pallab has already taken the charge by kick-starting many activities in building no sales-centric counseling and student outreach, corporate thought leaders pool for curriculum upgrade and industry-centric delivery.