The Goa Management Association (GMA) held its 42nd Annual General Meeting at Hotel Mandovi, Panaji, on October 27th, 2017 at 4.30 pm. which was followed by its Annual Day Function and the ‘GMA Annual Lecture’. The welcome address was made by President GMA, Mr. Nitin Kunkolienker. The Chief Guest of the evening and Orator at the event was Shri. Vivek Vasishtha, Executive Director & Country Leader, Government and Regulatory Affairs for India and South Asia, IBM.

The Dempo Group is a founding father along with other Goa-based industrial houses of the Association ( having been connected to it  for over four decades now.

GMA has this to say about itself: Since its inception in 1975, Goa Management Association has consistently evolved to represent the interests of management practitioners, professionals and students in Goa and to promote and develop education and research in management. GMA is affiliated to the All India Management Association (AIMA), New Delhi and is one of the active and vibrant local management associations (LMAs) of AIMA.

GMA provides a platform for management professionals and students to constantly update themselves and their knowledge with contemporary managerial practices and events shaping the profession across the globe. Varied activities are undertaken, all round the year, for this purpose, to create a platform for debate on management, such as open training programmes, monthly lectures under the Knowledge Lecture Series, panel discussions, lecture series programmes in collaboration with management institutes for management students, conventions, and other activities. GMA also recognises outstanding management professionals in Goa with its Annual Awards.

Coming to the awards, the prestigious Manager of the Year annual award is being proudly sponsored by DEMPO from the time of its inception in the year 1996. The award carries a gold-plated medallion, a citation and a trophy. The award for GMA Manager of the Year 2017 was presented to CA Ashutosh Kharangate, Managing Director, Mangal Analytics and Research Consulting Pvt Ltd, Goa, and was collected by his wife Ms Neha Kharangate, as the winner was out of India then.

The other management awards presented were

  1. GMA CEO of the Year 2017 was presented to Mr. Jaideep Redkar, President – India Region & Vice President, Rosenberger Asia Pacific
  2. GMA Start-up of the Year 2017 was presented to ‘Counterfeit IQ’
  3. GMA Best Management Student of the Year 2017 (Post Graduate) was presented to  Ms. Aishwarya Usgaonkar, Student, Goa Institute of Management, Goa
  4. GMA Best Management Student of the Year 2017 (Under Graduate) was presented to Ms. Pruela Francis, Student, Dnyanprassarak Mandal’s College and Research Centre, Assagao, Bardez, Goa

The GMA Annual Day Function was attended by around 200 people from industry and others.

DEMPO is proud to have renewed its prized connect with its home-grown management institution!