01 June 2022 14:14:59 IST

Nestle MD shares skills needed for the post-Covid world at FORE convocation

Suresh Narayanan addressing the graduating batch at FORE New Delhi’s 25th convocation

Suresh Narayanan, Chairman and Managing Director, Nestlé India Ltd, was the chief guest of the 25 th convocation held by FORE School of Management (FSM) New Delhi. Speaking to the graduating class, Narayanan said, “The post-pandemic world is witnessing many geopolitical uncertainties.”

“To tackle this situation, one must focus and work on the 4A principle — Attitude to life, work, aspiration, under adverse situations; Agility, the capability of your muscles to move when stimulated in the right direction; Adaptability, the ability to adapt to circumstances by renewing your skillsets; and Anticipation. So, get the principle of clarity in your lives,” said Narayanan to FORE’s graduating class. He also said that “one of the defining characteristics of a great leader is courage to do things in better ways.”

A book, Adapting to Business during Covid-19 and other Issues, was inaugurated during the convocation. It contains select research papers of students, co-created with faculty members, during the summer internship. Jitendra Das, Director, FORE, congratulated the batch and said: “Never be afraid of making mistakes in life. Mistakes are part of human nature. Learn from your mistakes, don’t repeat them, and move on. Life is full of challenges, obstacles, and surprises. But with hard work and a positive attitude, one can achieve success”. 

‘Better placements this year’

While presenting the activity report, Das mentioned that the 2020-22 batch bagged a higher median CTC and also secured better placements. Apart from higher salary packages, there has been an improvement in the diversity of recruiters as well.

He also discussed the four new verticals of the FORE Society — FORE Academy of Management Education (FAME), FORE Agro-tech and Rural Management Institute (FARM), FORE Institute of Drone Technology and Research (FIDTR) and FORE Institute of Aviation Studies and Technology (FAST).

Mentioning the rich alumni base of FORE School of Management, BBL Madhukar, Chairman said, “Net worth is equivalent to network. So, build your network and grow your connections with FORE’s alumni and it might help you at several junctures of your life; whether it is assistance in placements, being a part of FORE’s faculty, or developing work relations.”