12 Aug 2021 17:54 IST

WayCool, IFMR offer leadership programme

The course is designed to build leadership pipeline for the agri-commerce company

The agri-commerce company WayCool Foods and IFMR Graduate School of Business (IFMR GSB) at Krea University join hands to offer a leadership development programme — L.E.A.P (Learn, Emerge, Accelerate, and Progress).

L.E.A.P is designed to build the leadership pipeline for WayCool in three streams — academic, on-the-job, and mentorship, a release from Krea University, said. The academic stream will be led by academicians and faculty at IFMR GSB at Krea University. The one-year industry-relevant certification programme consists of academics, engagement with industry experts, and hands-on experience within different departments of WayCool. The mentorship stream of L.E.A.P will be under the direct guidance of WayCool’s leadership team.

“We are pleased to partner with WayCool, a pioneer in the technology-led, agri-commerce industry committed to re-imagining India’s food supply chain,” said Ramkumar Ramamoorthy, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Professional Learning at Krea University. “Working closely with the practising leaders at WayCool, the highly-experienced IFMR GSB faculty members have curated a unique programme that addresses the specific needs of the emerging leaders in the agri-commerce sector."

Lakshmipriya Somasundaram, Head, Human Resources Operations, Waycool Foods, said, “With this partnership with Krea, we aim to not just breed future leaders for WayCool alone, but, for the industry as a whole.”