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Dr. Pragnya Ram
Group executive President - Corporate Communications & CSR
Member of the Governing Council of the Sarala Birla Academy,
Academic Qualifications
Ph.D., University of Bombay (UGC Scholar)
Masters in History / Sociology, Bombay University. First Class. Stood second in the University. Was awarded the Sir Phirozeshah M. Mehta Scholarship.
Postgraduate diploma in Journalism, Bombay College of Journalism, Recipient of the Patanjali Sethi Best Writer Award.
Career Details
2003 April onwards: Group Executive President, Corporate Communications, The Aditya
Birla Group
2000 April: Senior President, Corporate Communications, The Aditya Birla Group
1997: President, Corporate Communications, The Aditya Birla Group
1986 to 1997 : Head of Corporate Communications - Hindustan Ciba-Geigy Limited
and Communications Faculty - Bangla Desh
Faculty 1988-1997: Excel I and Excel II ( Internal Training Programmes )
- At Gemtrak : Ciba's International General Management Training
Programme and Internal programmes
1977 - 1986: Deputy Manager - Crompton Greaves - Communications & Market
Support Division
1976 - 1977 mid : Bombay Management Association, Editor and Communications Head
1966 - 1975 end: In Academics, including postgraduate teaching, Bombay & Madras
Special mention
Presented a paper on Social Marketing in Epilepsy, Leprosy & TB & Ciba's approach at the Prince of Wales Forum For Business Leaders, International Conference on Business as a Social Partner, March 1996.
Edited a publication on "Futurology - Scenario 2000" with Dr. Minoo Davar of Tata.
Awards received
For establishing a strong Aditya Birla Group brand in the Indian Corporate world, for displaying exemplary commitment to the Group's social vision and bringing refreshing leadership to her role, the first lady winner of the "Outstanding Leadership" Award was conferred (2002).
Association of Business Communicators of India's "Magazine of the Year Award - 2001" for 'ADITYA", The Management Journal of The Aditya Birla Group edited by Dr. Pragnya Ram.
The National Life Insurance Corporation / Indian Institute of Marketing and Management
Award for "Outstanding contribution to the field of Communication - 1993".
Association of Business Communicators of India Awards : 1988 through 1997, 2001.
Professional linkages
Board Member of the Board of Studies in Human Development, Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women's University, Mumbai
Member of the Committee on Corporate Citizenship, All India Management Association, Delhi
Member of the Community Development Committee, Confederation of Indian Industry, Delhi
Board Member of the Corporate Advisory Council, Partners in Change (NGO), Mumbai
Member of the Advisory Council of Population First, India
Board Member of the Educational Committee of the Kishinchand Chellaram College of Management Studies, Mumbai
1998 - mid 2000: Co-Chairperson - Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Customer
Relations and Corporate Communications Committee.

Faculty 1988-1998: Bombay University MMS Programme

  • Journalism & Communications College at the KC College of Management Studies, Bombay
  • Goa University (Guest Faculty)

1986 - 1997: Vice Chairperson - Indian Crop Protection Association (ICPA), External Relations Committee

  • - Vice Chairperson - OPPI Communications Team.
Have contributed more than 50 articles including poems to leading publications.

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