MUMBAI, January 28, 2020 —Landor announces that Lulu Raghavan is one of 25 business school graduates honored by AACSB International (AACSB)—the world’s largest business education alliance—as the 2020 Class of Influential Leaders. The annual challenge recognizes notable alumni from AACSB-accredited schools whose inspiring work serves as a model for the next generation of business leaders.
Lulu Raghavan, nominated by SP Jain Institute of Management and Research currently serves as managing director, Landor Mumbai. Lulu is a leading authority on branding and design in India. Raghavan who has worked for Landor, a global branding and design consultancy for more than 19 years helped set up the Landor India office in 2008, which has consistently ranked at the top in Brand Equity’s Agency Reckoner. Raghavan is most proud of the culture and team she has nurtured. With industrywide leadership recognition, Raghavan was invited to judge the Cannes Lions Design Awards 2018 and serve on the Young Lions Jury 2018. In 2018, Raghavan received the John W. Kuykendall Award from her alma mater Davidson College in North Carolina, USA. She is passionate about equality and has been an active champion of women at work. In 2019, she was named one of the most influential women in India in media, advertising and marketing by IMPACT Magazine.
For Raghavan, mental and physical well-being and their direct connection of productivity, creativity, and a balanced lifestyle are of paramount importance. Raghavan has also been a faculty member of WPP Maestro – a training and leadership program for high-potential individuals across WPP.
Commenting on the accolade Raghavan said, “I am truly delighted and honored to have been selected for this prestigious award. The combination of my undergraduate education at Davidson College in the US (a top-ranking liberal arts school) and my postgraduate business education at SPJIMR (one of the most prestigious business schools in India) was excellent preparation for a working life dedicated to management and leadership. My two years at SPJIMR were particularly influential in not only shaping my competencies but also strongly developing my character. SPJIMR’s emphasis on social sensitivity has had a lasting impact on me. I look forward to continuing to create business and social impact through my work at Landor by using the power of brand and design. I am proud to be a Global Indian.”
Dr. Ranjan Banerjee, Dean- SPJIMR said, “It is always good to see our alumni getting recognized on a global stage. Lulu Raghavan led the team at Landor that worked on the new brand architecture for SPJIMR.
Fittingly, she herself is an epitome of courage and heart, and combines a professional flair for branding and client understanding, with a deep personal passion and engagement in social issues. She is a strong ambassador for the institute, and I am certain that she will win many more accolades in the years to come.” He added.
“AACSB is honored to recognize Lulu Raghavan and applaud her achievements at Landor Mumbai as a leading example of business education as a force for good in the world,” said Tom Robinson, AACSB president and CEO. “The diversity of backgrounds, industries, and career paths of the 2020 Class of Influential Leaders demonstrates that AACSB-accredited schools are preparing graduates to succeed wherever their passions may take them.”
Now in its fifth year, the Influential Leaders challenge has recognized more than 200 business school graduates for creating lasting impact in business and society. All honorees have earned an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree from one of the more than 850 AACSB-accredited business schools worldwide. For more information on the Influential Leaders challenge, and to view a full list of honorees, visit aacsb.edu/influential-leaders.
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