Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) has represented the pinnacle of Indian education across the globe for decades. While the struggle of making the cut-offs is neck-to-neck, almost every SRCC alumnus has built an illustrious professional career for themselves. Although Arun Jaitley, Rajat Sharma, Atul Punj, Pramod Bhasin, and Mudit Kapoor are some of the widely known alumni of the college, here are 5 hidden gems of SRCC that are less heard of:-
An investment banker-cum-lobbyist, Anshu Jain is best known for his professional career at the Deutsche Bank. He joined the bank in 1995 in order to set up a hedge-fund dedicated unit. Working his way up the ladder, in 2010, Jain earned more money than the then CEO of Deutsche Bank. In 2012, he was appointed as the Co-CEO and served till 2015 before agreeing to a lucrative offer from Cantor Fitzgerald. Anshu Jain is currently the president of the company and has been an esteemed guest at multiple World Economic Forum Annual Meetings.
Another SRCC Notable Alumni, Deepak Talwar of Deepak Talwar Associates is a corporate lobbyist known for his immaculate knowledge of Foreign Direct Investment and strong connections across media and politicians.
Sarna is an academic genius, author, and diplomat. Alumni of SRCC and Faculty of Law, Delhi University, Navtej Singh Sarna joined the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) in 1980 and served till 2018. During this tenure, he was India’s ambassador to the United States (2016-2018), High Commissioner to the UK (2016), and India’s ambassador to Israel (2008-2012). Apart from this, Sarna has multiple novels to his name including Folk Tales of Poland, We Weren’t Lovers Like That, The Book of Nanak, etc. The son of Mohinder Singh Sarna, famous Punjabi writer, and Surjit Sarna, poetess and translator, Navtej Singh has even translated Zafarnama, Guru Gobind Singh’s Persian verse to Aurangzeb.
Think Citibank, Think Suneel Bakhshi. With over 30 years of service the organization, Bakhshi has worked across various verticals throughout his tenure. He began with derivative trading for Citibank and Citigroup in Western Europe. With years of experience, loyalty, and wit, he became the Chief Risk Officer for Citi’s Commercial Bank and eventually, bagged the President and CEO position of Citigroup Global Markets Japan Inc in 2012. He served at the same till 2017 before stepping off for a break. In 2018, Mizuho, a leading Japanese Bank, roped him in as the President and CEO.
Sanjeev Sanyal is the current Principal Economic Adviser in the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. His economic brilliance and strong views on insolvency, bankruptcy processes, and global growth helped him to become a Rhodes Scholar in 1992 and later, in 2007, received the Eisenhower Fellowship for his work on urban systems. Apart from economics, Sanyal has a keen interest in Indian Geography. He has authored three books on the topic including Land of the Seven Rivers: A Brief History of India’s Geography, The Incredible History of India’s Geography, and The Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History .In 2010, World Economic Forum named him Young Global Leader and he received the same title by the Government of Singapore at the World Cities Summit.