News Release

Brigham Young University Management Society Gathers in India

Commitment to moral and ethical leadership, service and integrity unites Society members.


The India Chapter of the BYU Management Society held opening socials in three different locations across the country on Saturday evening, September 28.

In Bengaluru, Hyderabad and New Delhi, officers of the newly chartered India Chapter introduced the vision of the Society and outlined events planned to support it, including an international business competition. The winner will have the opportunity to attend an area-wide competition in Taiwan.

In Hyderabad, keynote speakers Manohar and Josephine Mekala, co-founders of the Indo American School, challenged their audience to leave their comfort zones and think of outside of the box. They observed that “as your vision becomes bigger, your fears will become smaller.”

Attendees in Bengaluru were treated to presentations from Ganesh Shenoy J, Director of Mparadigm, and Justin Solomon John, Delivery Head at GalaxE Solutions. Businessman Nithya Sunderraj, leader of Latter-day Saint congregations in the city, also joined the event.

Digant Chaddha, manager at Ernst & Young, spoke to attendees in New Delhi about the importance of following one’s interests and passions in pursuing a career. In sharing his own unusual career trajectory, he insisted that, “No effort to learn something is wasted. We never know when we will use the things we have learned.”

Ravi Gupta, Vice President of BYU Management Society, India Chapter, emphasized the importance of networking and mentors. “The BYU Management Society,” he said, “is a great place to meet, be inspired by, inspire and help like-minded persons who have similar ethical, community service and success driven goals.”

Days later, on 3 October in Provo, Utah, Coney Pulla and Preveen Bessa accepted the Deans Chapter of Excellence Award in behalf of the India Chapter.  Brigitte C. Madrian, Dean of the BYU School of Management made the presentation.  

The BYU Management Society is a worldwide network of business professionals with a shared vision of moral and ethical leadership and a common code of business conduct and integrity. Chapters worldwide focus on developing careers, networking and serving the community. Membership is open to anyone, regardless of religious affiliation.

Officers of the India Chapter of the BYU Management Society include Coney Pulla, President and Vice Presidents Ravi Gupta, Jonas Akula, Kiran Kota, Bharathi, and Ravi Keerthi. Praveen Beesa is General Secretary.

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