Leadership Talk in XIMB

The topic of the leadership talk held on 6th January 2019 was “What organizations are looking from Management Graduates.”

It was an honor for Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) to host Mr. Sumit Sabharwal- the Head of HR at Fujitsu Consulting India, a global information and communication technology (ICT) company known to be one of the world's most admired organisations. It is also a Fortune Global 500 company.Mr. Sumit, who manages the end-to-end HR for close to 5000 employees at Fujitsu Consulting India, has worked towards creating a sustainable work experience for engaging and empowering the professionals along with organizational development and implementing industry best practices. He has spearheaded large scale HR Transformation Projects and has also instituted Global Learning and Development. He has been instrumental in paving way for Fujitsu India to retain its leadership position for three consecutive years in High Performing Norm category for Employee Satisfaction score. He loves engaging in conversations with people from diverse groundings. He enjoys co-creating undertakings that are interdisciplinary in their essence and efficacious when translated. Mr. Sumit strongly believes in revolutionizingemployee experience, as a buoyant workplace boosts productivity. He also advocates digitization of HR, diversity and collaborative learning as the key players in bringing about a change. 

While addressing an enthusiastic batch of students at XIMB, Mr. Sumit Sabharwal elucidated the roles of an HR Manager in multinational companies like Fujitsu where people from various backgrounds amalgamate together to make the company successful as it is now. By integrating the work ethics of different individuals, and channelizing their potential towards the greater goal, an HR manager handles some of the most crucial issues of any company. He also tried to break some stereotypes usually attached to the HR department witty anecdotes. He shed some light upon the importance of inclusivity, mutual respect, proactive decisions, and seamless coordination among various organizations which are facilitated by the HR department to cope up with the fast-changing landscape of the business environment.By giving some hard-hitting examples from the ruthless realities of corporate life, hemade the session enriching for the students who were previously unaware about the importance of HR department in any organization.

This enlightening and simulatingtalkhelped the students understand what organizations expect from them and which all skills do they need to develop or improve. The talk wasconcluded with an interactive Q&A session whereinMr. Sumit answered thoughtful and challenging questions posed by the students.


XIMB, a 30 years old business school of global repute is the Flagship School of Xavier University. Offering MBA in Business Management, Global Management and Executive programs, XIMB strives to be a premier institute globally recognized for management education, training, research, and consulting that help builds a just and humane society. The Institute today has become widely recognized for its excellence in imparting management education. It is counted among the leading management institutions in the country.


Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (XUB) was established in accordance with the Xavier University Act 2013 and was inaugurated on the 7th of July 2014. XUB is India’s first digital University and an institution of higher learning for imparting professional and technical education. It is a self-financing institution imparting professional and technical education. XUB has 9 Schools that offer world-class education in different fields. XIMB offers an MBA in Business Management, Global Management, and Executive programs. Xavier School of Human Resource Management offers the MBA-HRM program. MBA-RM is offered by the Xavier School of Rural Management, MBF- Master of Business Finance by Xavier School of Commerce, MBA-SM by Xavier School of Sustainability and MBA-UMG by Xavier Center of Urban Management and Governance. The Xavier School of Sustainability, Xavier School of Commerce, Xavier Center of Urban Management and Governance, Xavier School of Economics, Xavier School of Computer Science and Engineering, and the Xavier School of Communications offer different postgraduate and undergraduate programs.

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