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Bidhan Kankate

Bidhan Kankate

Regional Director - NASSCOM
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About Bidhan Kankate's family

I am single and my mother lives with me in my apartment in Secunderabad
The Journey So Far:
After completing my PGDM I worked in Mudra followed by Lintas. Post this I moved to Marketing and Brand Management with ITC Hotels. I spent 10 years with them. Post this I joined GE and was based out of Hyderabad. Post GE I joined Infosys and was with them till 2007. Post that I joined NASSCOM. Hyd
Prized Accomplishment(s):
Launch of key Brands like; 1. Executive Club, ITC Hotels 2. WelcomGolf - ITC Hotels 3. WelcomTheater - ITC Hotels 4. Sheraton Plus - ITC Hotels 5. India in Perspective - ITC Hotels 6. JC Penny - GE 7. Lowes India - GE 8. BT Wholesale and Retail- Infosys 9. GIC - Global In House Centers in NASSCOM
Other Thoughts:
Worked very closely with Dr. Verghese Kurien (NDDB) and launched a number of Oil Brands under the Brand Name of Dhara
Degrees That Matter:
May be another Management degree from an International University
Advice For New Professionals:
Hard Working and committed. Not looking for immediate gratification. Need to make a difference to the Brand that you work on
Done Differently:
I would like to be a Doctor as that is one thing that I could not get through becoming and hence had to move in to Management
Working Life Management:
Work when I have to work and then play Golf weekly. Also do some amount of travel within India
Growth Strategy:
Never give up learning from whom so ever it may be. Always have an open mind
Changes In The Professional Environment:
Well it was always very professional, however not it may have become a bit political
Role Model:
Dr. Verghese Kurien (Former Chairman NDDB). He is extremely down to earth and very very strong intellectually. Has never bowed down to anyone and has always given his best. A very honest man
Career Profile:
1. Business Management 2. Financial Management 3. Member Management 4. Working closely with the Government 5. Working with International Clients 6. People Management
The Decisions That Matter
Heading a small but powerful NGO doing work in Education and Health
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