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ASB Orientation Programme 2021 – Day 1 – Guest of Honour address by Mr. Pankaj Dubey, Co-Founder & Board Member-Power Global PBC, CEO & MD- Power Global Energy Services

Asian School of Business (ASB) inaugurated its new batch of BBA, BCA, and B.Com on Monday, 18th October 2021. The inauguration kick-started a grand three-day Orientation Programme scheduled from Monday, 18th October 2021 to Wednesday, 20th   October 2021. This programme was organized to benefit the students who were about to begin a new phase in their academic life.

As part of the ASB Orientation 2021 Inaugural Ceremony held on Monday, 18th October 2021, Mr. Pankaj Dubey, Co-Founder & Board Member-Power Global PBC, CEO & MD-Power Global Energy Services graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour.

Mr. Pankaj Dubey is a Tedx speaker and a well established name in the Indian Automobile industry having contributed significantly to Yamaha, Hero and Polaris. In his last position as Managing Director of Polaris India, he established the Indian operation of the world no. 1 in Off road vehicle, Polaris Inc. He is credited with the introduction of Indian Motorcycles, All terrain vehicles & snow scooters in India. He was also instrumental in the turnaround of Yamaha India (2007-2010) and introduction of Yamaha R15, FZ, SZ, Fazer, R1, FZ1 etc during his tenure as the National Business Head. He started the mobile business of Intex Technologies as Business Head. He was also CEO of the joint venture of Eicher & Polaris where an innovative product, a car cum pick up van cum generator named Multix was launched. He has rich experience of working closely with the Americans, Japanese, Chinese & Germans stakeholders and has led 4 startup operations, Polaris, Indian Motorcycle, Eicher Polaris and Intex mobile. He has been board of Director for nearly four & half years at joint venture of Eicher Motors and Polaris Inc and 9+Years as board of Director and Managing Director at Polaris India, 100% subsidiary of Polaris Inc., and a fortune 500 company. He is a management graduate from MONIRBA, University of Allahabad and an alumnus of IIM Kolkata (one year Program on Leading & Managing). He has also completed a Global Leadership course from Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, US. Mr. Dubey was one of around 40 dignitaries, including the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, cabinet ministers and industry representatives, invited by the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, to the Rashtrapati Bhavan for dinner on the occasion of the visit of the Swiss President and her delegation in August 2017.

Offering his Guest of Honour address at the Asian School of Business Orientation 2021 Inaugural Ceremony held on Monday, 18th October 2021, Mr. Pankaj Dubey at first thanked the ASB Team for the invitation and said, “It is an honour to be here today on this special occasion!” He then talked about the potential power of youth in transforming the nation inasmuch as India possesses the largest number of youth in the world today. To quote his words, Mr. Dubey said, “All the big things that India has witnessed, they have been led by youths … Power is within your hands; you have to seize the opportunity!” He further stated, “Go for the Real Knowledge … the knowledge that is there within your culture as enshrined through Vedas. You are a form of Energy; you have to differentiate yourself from this body. Not fearing anything, achieve anything! Dream big dreams … and, always have a dream with a date. Look ahead into the future; don’t get stuck in the past!”