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“One Man One Dream”

Founder President


Dr. Vikram A. Sarabhai
Our Mission
To promote exchange of ideas, knowledge and
experience in the principles and practice of management.

PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT FOR MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS

 

Dr. Vikram A Sarabhai was a visionary who foresaw the need for professional Management, When there was little or no management education prevailing in India.

Though a Scientist by training and vocation, he spoke the language of social science. He always maintained that the ultimate end to all scientific endeavour was peace and prosperity, and the harnessing of our creative potential.

The numerous activities and diverse institution he initiated had profound significance for developing society. Into each of these endeavours, he breathed the vigour of a dedicated scientist and sensitivity of a humanist.

His environment was his laboratory and his pioneering efforts, his experiment

One such experiment was AMA.

 

President AMA


Mr Pranav Adani

The Oxford English Dictionary defines management as: “the professional administration of business concerns, public undertakings, etc.” The operative word is professional. The same dictionary defines it as: “having or showing the skill of a professional; competent.” That is the essence of the term management, in a nutshell.

The shifting trend from family-run businesses to professionally-managed professions post-independence prompted Dr. Vikram Sarabhai to initiate a ‘freedom movement’ of a different kind: freedom from traditional management mindsets.

In those days, not only was there a shortage of management skills per se, but even the facilities to impart these skills were none-existent. Therefore AMA had its role clearly chalked out: To conduct research, provide education, and impart training in the field of management.

AMA is also one of the promoters and founder-members of All India Management Association (AIMA), the apex body for the management profession in India. Today, it’s a collaborator of AIMA, and participates in all their activities.

 

Mr. Pranav Adani is a Graduate in business management from Boston University, USA and also did the Owners/President Management Programme from Harvard Business School, Boston.

Mr.Pranav Adani is responsible for strategic business decision and leadership development in the Agri and Oil & gas Business of the Adani Group. He also serves as Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Adani Agro Fresh and Adani Agri Logistics.

His experience of more than a decade in agri business has seen Mr.Adani holding various positions in a number of industry forums. He has served as the Chairman, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and Gujarat and presently serves as the President of Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA) and member in CII National Council on Agriculture and FMCG.

 
CATEGORIES
Name Year
Dr. Vikram A. Sarabhai 1956-60
Mr. Madanmohan Mangaldas 1960-61
Mr. Harshvadan Mangaldas 1961-63
Dr .T.S. Subramaniam 1963-64
Mr. Gautam S Nanavaty 1964-66
Mr. JC Shah 1966-68
Dr. PC Mehta 1968-71
Mr. Prafull Anubhai 1971-73
Dr. VL Mote 1973-75
Mr. I C Shah 1975-76
Mr. Nalin M Shah 1976-78
Prof. DD Trivedi 1978-80
Mr. Madukant Pranlal Shah 1980-81
Mr. PVRN Iyer 1981-83
Mr. Dilip A Shah 1983-85
Mr. Harish U Shah 1985-86
Mr. Chinubhai R Shah 1986-87
Mr. SR Bhandari 1987-89
Dr. AH Kalro 1989-91
Mr. IA Modi 1991-93
Ms. Karuna A Shah 1993-95
Mr. Mukesh M Patel 1995-97
Mr. Achal A Bakeri 1997-99
Mr. Yatindra R Sharma 1999-01
Mr. Rajesh R Mehta 2001-03
Mr. Mahendra N Patel 2003-05
Mr. Rajiv Vastupal 2005-07
Mr. Janak D. Parikh 2007-09
Mr. Pankaj R. Patel 2009-11
Mr. Rohit Patel 2012-14
 
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