IIM Ahmedabad - London Alumni Chapter

A strong network of IIMA community in the UK & Europe!

This is the group of IIM Ahmedabad Alumni in UK and Europe. It also includes various non-IIMA members, collectively called the "Friends of IIMA", who have shown a keen interest in the activities of the chapter. 

Please reach out to us in iimalondonboard@gmail.com for more info!

India Needs Support now.. Now more than ever..!

Our efforts in India`s battle against CoVid - 19

Dear all, 

The news out of India continues to get worse by the day. While things will improve as new lockdown measures get implemented as we saw in the UK last fall, it has created some severe short-term supply chain challenges. 

There are a number of private initiatives that have been launched to address these issues. We are sharing the following initiatives supporting towards this cause:

A) This initiative has been launched by two IIMA alumni - Manu Chandra and Riju Gupta (2003 batch). They are partnering with Doctors For You in Delhi. This initiative is looking to raise £550K, of which £235K has already been raised. 

https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/sauceepigamiaandfriends

B) Another initiative is by Swasth Digital Health foundation, a non-profit that's looking to supply Oxygen concentrators to hospitals in remote areas for COVID response and long-term health system strengthening. They have secured 10,000 concentrators for immediate deployment and are currently raising funds to procure more. They have currently received demand asks of 90,000 and are targeting a total contribution of 50,000. They are looking to raise £500K, of which 30% has been raised. 

https://www.impactguru.com/fundraiser/oxygen

We are very happy to collect your contributions and remit them to the initiative you want to support. IIMA Alumni London is structured as a charity, so you get a tax deduction on your contribution. If you sign and send the attached Gift Aid form, we can claim an additional tax refund on your contribution from HMRC. Depending on the timing of the refund, we will look to remit this gift aid amount to this or similar causes. You can contribute directly as well to these initiatives, but there wouldn't be any tax benefit. 

If you have other Covid-19 related initiatives looking to raise money, which you can personally vouch for in terms of the individuals behind it as well as making an impact, please do reach out. We will include it in our list of beneficiaries.   

The details of where you can send your donations are:

     Bank Name: ICICI Bank 

     Sort Code: 30-01-28

     Account No: 76231759

Given the immediate nature of the crises, please contribute sooner rather than later, if you want to. And don't forget to scan and send the gift aid form. 

Thanks, 

IIMA Alumni London 

Chapter Objectives

1. Provide a platform for Learning, Teaching, Mentoring, Connecting & Philanthropy by bringing together the collective intellect & influence of IIMA community

2. Foster links between IIMA community and leading Educational Institutions, Academics and Businesses by:

     a) Creating events in the UK for networking opportunities built around interesting speakers and thought leaders

     b) Facilitating Research and Business collaborations between IIMA & UK educational institutions

     c) Fostering entrepreneurship and start up culture among IIMA Alumni by providing a platform for interaction between CIIE ( Centre for Innovation           Incubation and Entrepreneurship, IIMA ) and UK University entrepreneurship and VC Centres

3. Grow the IIMA alumni body

4. Raise funds from Alumni, Corporates and Philanthropists for grants and scholarships.

Committee & Advisors

The members of the organizing committee include Mr. Gaurav Jain (Chairperson), Mr. Ravi Topno, Saurabh Kumar (all PGP 03), Aravind, Aseem Gupta, Rajiv Nair (all PGP 08), Arushi Chopra, Sanchay Singla (PGP 12), Vijay Ganesan (PGP 13), Aarohi Jain and Anshuman Mishra (PGP 15). There is also an increasingly large number of alumni helping us out with our various activities.

IIMA Alumni London will be supported by patrons who act as advisors, and are influencing voices in the community. The current patrons are Mr. Vindi Banga, Ms. Kamini Banga, Mr. Ashok Vaswani, Lord Jitesh Gadhia, Mr. Ivan Menezes,  Lord Karan Bilimoria, Mr. Mohit Joshi, Mr. Rajesh Agrawal and Prof. Saral Mukherjee (DEAN - AER IIMA).

Gallery

Dear all, 

The news out of India continues to get worse by the day. While things will improve as new lockdown measures get implemented as we saw in the UK last fall, it has created some severe short-term supply chain challenges. 

There are a number of private initiatives that have been launched to address these issues. We are supporting the following initiatives :

A) This initiative has been launched by two IIMA alumni - Manu Chandra and Riju Gupta (2003 batch). They are partnering with Doctors For You in Delhi. This initiative is looking to raise £550K, of which £235K has already been raised. 

https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/sauceepigamiaandfriends

B) Another initiative is by Swasth Digital Health foundation, a non-profit that's looking to supply Oxygen concentrators to hospitals in remote areas for COVID response and long-term health system strengthening. They have secured 10,000 concentrators for immediate deployment and are currently raising funds to procure more. They have currently received demand asks of 90,000 and are targeting a total contribution of 50,000. They are looking to raise £500K, of which 30% has been raised. 

 https://www.impactguru.com/fundraiser/oxygen

We are very happy to collect your contributions and remit them to the initiative you want to support. IIMA Alumni London is structured as a charity, so you get a tax deduction on your contribution. If you sign and send the attached Gift Aid form, we can claim an additional tax refund on your contribution from HMRC. Depending on the timing of the refund, we will look to remit this gift aid amount to this or similar causes. You can contribute directly as well to these initiatives, but there wouldn't be any tax benefit. 

If you have other Covid-19 related initiatives looking to raise money, which you can personally vouch for in terms of the individuals behind it as well as making an impact, please do reach out. We will include it in our list of beneficiaries.   

The details of where you can send your donations are:

Bank Name: ICICI Bank 

Sort Code: 30-01-28

Account No: 76231759

Given the immediate nature of the crises, please contribute sooner rather than later, if you want to. And don't forget to scan and send the gift aid form. 

Thanks, 

IIMA London Chapter