The Alumni Affairs Committee (AAC) is pleased to announce Ms. Meret Philip (PGDM 1993-95) as the Alumnus of the Month (AoM) for July 2011.
Having passed out of TAPMI in 1995, Ms. Meret is now a Senior Consultant in Business Services Consulting, a newly formed team within the Australia New Zealand (ANZ) Bank, which focuses on transformation, organisation design and people change.
Ms. Meret stands apart for her ability to influence stakeholders and builds relationships based on trust. It is little wonder that in spite of specialising in Marketing & Finance and spending a good part of her early career in Advertising, Marketing & Product management she has now built a strong career in HR.
Her last five years have been with ANZ in various HR roles including HR Consultant, Head (Acting) of HR Shared Services. Before moving to her current role she was one of three HR Business Partners in the ANZ India operations.
Ms. Meret joined Sista Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising from campus and moved on to join BPL US West in ’97 one of the earliest mobile operators in the country. Having learnt how to market a service that cost Rs 16.80 / minute she learnt how to put the customer first early on in her career. With a laugh she recalls how no one used SMS when it was provided free and suddenly there was spurt in users when they were charged for the service.
She took a break from her career (2001-2004) when she moved to Australia with her husband. While in Australia she enjoyed doing part time sales for a small photo company, including winning best sales person award for the state of New South Wales.
Her memories of TAPMI are best summarized as – “fun fun and more fun”. The fun included Malpe & Kapu beaches, Sharda International, Kaane fry at Manipal canteen, long walks to end point and of course Press Cart. Not to forget the fun of doing various projects with her class mates. Her other hobbies include “buying” cookery books and travelling.
Ms. Meret is married to Mr Anil Philip (her senior from TAPMI and the Alumnus of the Month for April 2010) and have two kids Sitara and Prithvi. She sums up her life at and after TAPMI in the following words –“What started as classes in Finance ended with the numbers adding up.”
– Alumni Affairs Committee (AAC)