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MAHE Confers Honorary Doctorate on K.V. Kamath

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) honored K.V. Kamath, Chairman of National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development and Chairman of Jio Financial Services Ltd., with an honorary doctorate at a special convocation on April 29, 2024. The ceremony celebrated Kamath’s exceptional leadership in banking, finance, and sustainable development, recognizing his significant contributions to India’s financial sector and global impact.

Convocation Highlights

  • Distinguished dignitaries including Mrs. Vasanti R Pai, Dr. Ranjan R. Pai, Dr. H.S. Ballal, Lt Gen (Dr) M.D. Venkatesh, and other officials graced the ceremony.
  • Kamath, renowned for his leadership at NDB, ICICI Bank, and now NaBFID, has set benchmarks in the industry through strategic acumen and innovation.
  • Beyond professional achievements, Kamath’s commitment to social responsibility and sustainable development has been instrumental in promoting inclusive growth and corporate social responsibility practices.

Quotes from MAHE Officials

  • Dr. H.S. Ballal, Pro-Chancellor of MAHE, emphasized Kamath’s alignment with MAHE’s mission and the inspiration he provides to young leaders.
  • Lt Gen (Dr) M.D. Venkatesh, VSM (Retd.), Vice Chancellor of MAHE, highlighted Kamath’s influence on future leaders and positive global change.

K.V. Kamath’s Response

  • Kamath expressed profound gratitude for the recognition, acknowledging the honor’s significance and his admiration for MAHE’s legacy.
  • He credited Dr. TMA Pai’s visionary thinking for establishing MAHE and expressed his commitment to advancing India’s institutions on the global stage.

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