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Fisher students in MumbaiSix students from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business will travel to Mumbai this summer to participate in a five-week internship. With the combined efforts of the India Gateway, Fisher Office of Global Business and Ohio State alumni Vikas Goel, executive director and head of global markets, South Asia, at the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, and Laxmikant Tanna, partner at Tanna Realty, these students will gain real world business experience in India from May 12-June 17.

John Allen, Phil Koch and Isabella Colasante will intern with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi. As part of the internship, they will overlook and report on company financial activity while ensuring legal requirements are met to effectively seek out ways to reduce costs. They will also compare financial results to financial forecasts and determine the cost of operations in order to develop recommendations on finances to management.

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Students in the Fisher College of Business received a special presentation on international business from Ohio State alumnus, Wilfried Aulbur, on February 16. Aulbur is a senior partner in the Mumbai office of Roland Berger, a global consultancy firm specializing in providing business solutions.

In addition to being a guest speaker in Fisher’s Introduction to International Business class, Aulbur met with Fisher leadership and attended a lunch session with students. Around 15 students attended the lunch hour to hear about Aulbur’s current role, work history and career highlights. They then had the opportunity to ask questions.

This visit was facilitated by the Fisher College of Business and India Gateway.

Alumni gathered for a dinner reception at the Otters Club in Bandra, Mumbai on Saturday, February 18. Aravind Chandrasekaran, assistant professor of management sciences and associate director of the Center for Operational Excellence in The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, was the special guest and speaker for the event.

Vinod Rani, administrative and events manager for the India Gateway, welcomed attendees and Priya Kurle, assistant director for the India Gateway, announced the details of the Waste Management Innovation Conference, taking place April 17-18 in Mumbai.

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