Business families educate their young generation through business exposure and training to make sure that they are in a position to take up bigger responsibilities. Al look at the young turks who are going to run India Inc.
Rishad, the elder son of Wipro chairman Azim Premji, was recently appointed as the vice-president of the IT behemoth. He joined Wipro in July 2007 as manager (banking & finance). In 2009, he was promoted as GM (investor relations). He was made chief strategy officer in September 2010. Rishad holds an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School and a BA in economics from Wesleyan University, Connecticut
Sidhartha Mallya, 23, son of liquor baron Vijay Mallya, was integrated in the UB group's top-level management at the age of 18. He has played an important role in formulating the company's marketing strategy. Sidhartha's leadership helped UB group acquire Glasgowbased whiskey maker Whyte & Mackay in 2007. Later in 2010, Sidhartha joined United Spirits as the deputy general manager for new sales outlets.
Shravin Mittal, the 23-year-old Bharti Airtel scion, joined Bharti Airtel International-Netherlands (BAIN) as manager. He holds a degree in accounting and finance from the University of Bath.
TVS Group's managing director Venu Srinivasan's daughter Lakshmi Venu, 27, who recently got married to Infosys scion Rohan Murthy, joined as vice-president of Sundaram Clayton Ltd, the holding firm of TVS Motors. She studied economics at Yale University and has a PhD in manufacturing management from Warwick University.
In 2009, Roshni Nadar, daughter of HCL founder Shiv Nadar, joined her father's company as chief executive officer (CEO) at the age of 27. Prior to that she had served at the Shiv Nadar Foundation. A one-time television producer, Roshni had studied Social Enterprise Management from Northwestern University.
As a young entrepreneur, Pallavi Gopinath, the daughter of Captain G.R. Gopinath, played a key role in the launch of Air Deccan, India's first lowcost airline. Having three master's degrees - in media, literature and aerospace - she joined Deccan 360 as a management trainee in 2008.
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