Birla Bri­gade

The Economic Times - - Companies: Pursuit Of Profit -

First came the CEOs from the consumer com­pa­nies, then se­nior suits with a hard­core con­sult­ing back­ground. But in re­cent times, Kumar Man­galam Birla seems to be turn­ing to­ward bankers. But af­ter sur­round­ing him­self with three in quick suc­ces­sion, some of the old timers in the group seem pleas­antly amused. A lit­tle birdie tells us, the chatter dur­ing the cof­fee breaks at Birla HQ is over whether op­er­a­tional ex­pe­ri­ence is be­ing over­looked for “gen­er­al­ists in fancy pin­stripes”. Man­ag­ing peo­ple’s as­pi­ra­tions is al­ways a po­lit­i­cal mine­field, we say.

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