Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) In Pursuit of Excellence with Ethics

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LIBA regularly organizes various conferences in order to get the students involved in serious discussion and analysis of critical issues of current relevance to the corporate world. They also get an opportunity to interact with prominent corporate leaders and eminent academicians. The conferences engage young talent to confront challenges innate to their personal development and professional career. Initiated and organized by the students themselves, these conferences constitute the most resourceful means of acquiring managerial experience and expertise outside the academic curricula.


Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) has been organizing various programs and activities to promote business ethics and good corporate governance among its stakeholders, particularly the students.

One such program is the annual Business Ethics Conference (BEACON) which we have been organizing since 2007.

From 2007, BEACON has been deliberating on various issues including inclusive growth and sustainability in all spheres of management.

In the present business environment where the decisions of few individuals affect the fate of the business, leadership plays an important role in shaping the future of the organization. In this regard, “Leadership and Ethics for the New India”, the theme of the conference, has been chosen consciously, to explore the latest thoughts amongst corporate leaders in shaping ethics centered leadership for the new India.


Chief Guest – Consul General Robert G Burgess,

US Consulate General, Chennai

Mr. V. M. Rajasekaran CEO,

ITC Limited (Matches & Agarbathis Division)

Ms. Jahanzeb Akhtar

Principal Commissioner of Income Tax,

Government of India.

Mr. C. K. Ranganathan CMD,

CavinKare Private Limited

CA M. Satya Kumar

Founder and CEO, Tycoon+ Advisors

Mr. R. Ravichander

Group President and Regional Director,

Yes Bank Limited

LIBA Organizes International Conference on Finance and Economics (ICFE 2017)

A Conference to discuss the “Current Trends in Finance and Economics”

Chennai, 15th September 2017: Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), one of India’s prominent management institutes, organized an International Conference on Finance and Economics with the theme to discuss the “Current Trends in Finance and Economics”. Attended by industry veterans, academicians and students, the conference was inaugurated by  Padma Vibhushan Dr. S Rangarajan, Former Governor – Reserve Bank of India, Former Chairman – The Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council and Former Chairman – Twelfth Finance Commission of India. Fr.P.Christie SJ, Director – LIBA, Mr. Somi Hazari, Managing Director – Shosova Group of Companies and Mr.  Ravi Varanasi, Chief of Business Development, National Stock Exchange of India Ltd., Mumbai, along with the distinguished management of LIBA were also present during the inauguration.

Delivering the key note address for the conference, Dr. C. Rangarajan gave a perspective on the Indian macro-economy. He outlined a concise picture of the Indian economic history pre and post-liberalisation. Stressing upon the growth of the Indian economy he highlighted the current issues facing the banking sector. Commenting on the inauguration of the conference, Fr. P.Christie SJ, Director – LIBA, said “It gives us immense pleasure to be hosting a conference of this scale at LIBA in the presence of industry veterans. This forum has been curated by LIBA to provide an Opportunity to update ourselves about the various dynamics of Finance and Economics. The conference is also a wonderful chance for us to listen to stalwarts like Dr. Rangarajan, to have a better understanding of the Indian Economy and the various opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. I am confident that the researchers participating today from across the country will find the conference stimulating and challenging.”

The conference laid a platform for over 75 researchers, academic scholars and industry professional with cross-disciplinary interests to meet and interact. The conference was spread across two technical sessions, with 29 research papers on a variety of topics which were presented as part of the conference.  With the changing dynamic of India’s economic growth, the conference also brought into limelight various aspects of emerging finance, business and economic trends that drive social, economic and market transformation in the country.


Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) has been organizing various conferences, seminars, programs and activities which engages the minds of young managers by reflection on current issues, challenges and opportunities in retail marketing, the future of banking in India and in the “creative chaos” of today’s business world. One such program is INSIGHT which have been organizing since 2006. INSIGHT’18 will be held on October 05, 2018 (Friday) on the Theme – “Industry 4.0 – Its Impact on Business”.

The topics focused on at INSIGHT include INSIGHT – 2006, focused on the theme “What is Change and How to Manage it?” INSIGHT 2007 deliberated on the theme “Changing Scenario”, INSIGHT 2008 Management in Challenging Times, INSIGHT 2009 Riding the new wave: Emergence of new Business Models, INSIGHT 2010 NH 2050 to the TOP: Runway Powered by Innovation, INSIGHT 2011 “Celebrating Dr. Prahalad” The Next Practices in Competency and Inclusion, INSIGHT 2012 Salmons In Business Going Upstream, INSIGHT 2013 – VUCA – The New World – The New Order – The New Reality, INSIGHT 2014 – New Frontiers in the Changing Business Landscape and INSIGHT 2015- Changing Lanes on the Business Expressway. INSIGHT’17 will be held on March 11, 2017 (Saturday) at The Raintree, Anna Salai, Chennai on the Theme – Startups in India Challenges and Opportunities.


Theme Address, Mr. R. Ramaraj, Entrepreneur,

Investor and Mentor.

Address by Chief Guest, Mr. Girish Mathrubootham,


Dr. A. Velumani, Thyrocare,


Mr. Balram Nair, Chennai Angels,

in conversation with Alumni Entrepreneurs:

Mr. Abhinav Mathew, Namma Coffee Kadai.

Mr. Avinaash, E21 Designs.

Mr. Vikas Chawla, Social Beat.

Ms. Latha Pandiarajan,

Ma Foi Strategic Consultants, Chennai.

In conversation with Dr. A. Indira.

Mr. Paul Basil, Founder,

illgro Innnovations Foundation.

Mr. Sreejith Nedumpulli, ROPE.

Dr. G.S.K. Velu, Trivitron, Chennai.


The Business Summit is an International Conference organized annually by LIBA with each conference focusing on a particular geographic region, where dignitaries of varied fields from across the globe are invited to deliberate discussions on international trade and business practices pertaining to the region in perspective. The objective of this event is to enlighten the students of LIBA and corporate executives about the international trade policies and practices by focusing on a specific region every year. Dignitaries from different industries in different countries share their insights and discuss ways to enhance business relations between countries.

The second edition of Business Summit held on 12 February 2016 in Chennai – was organized by LIBA in association with The Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI). The theme was “India – South – East Asia Relationship: Business and Beyond”. The Keynote Address delivered by Dr. Daniel Babu Paul, IAS- Former Chief Secretary, Government of Kerala, highlighted that faith in democracy, religious pluralism and non-military governance makes South East Asian countries the most favoured nations.


Mr. Saut Siringoringo

Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia

Dr. Jebamalai Vinanchiarachi

Chairman, Experience Foundation
Former Principal Adviser to the Director General – UNIDO,

Mr. S. G. Prabhakharan

President – MCCI
H.E. Dato Professor Joseph Adaikalam
Founder & Executive Chairman,
Binary University, Malaysia,

Mr. Peter Raj Kapoor

Managing Director –Luxehues.com, Financial Hues & Vans Gypsum
Managing Director – Radiant Hues Group Pte Singapore

Mr. Kannan Jaya Kumar

Honorary Consul,
The Republic of Indonesian in Chennai

Mr. S. Arun KumarDavay

Industrial Economist & Senior Management Consultant

Mr. N. Raghavan

Director, ELGi Equipments Ltd.

Mr. A. M. Rafiq

Managing Director
AMR Energy Resources Private Ltd.