21 February 2018

Press Release – dunia continues its commitment towards supporting top talent

4 Scholarships Awarded to Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad Students

Dunia Finance, a leading UAE-based financial services provider awarded scholarships to four students from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) as part of dunia’s ongoing commitment towards developing and supporting world-class talent. The scholarships were awarded to students studying Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Business Administration at IIMA, which is considered to be one of the top management schools in the world, currently ranked 21st by the Financial Times Masters in Management Rankings.

dunia has been awarding scholarships annually to top talent from IIMA, following an agreement signed with the institute in 2014. The scholarship applicants from IIMA underwent a rigorous evaluation process and were assessed for their focus, energy, passion, creativity, innovation, integrity and leadership potential, in addition to their outstanding academic achievements.

Commenting on the scholarship program, Rajeev Kakar, Managing Director and CEO of dunia, who is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad, said: “We have always been committed to nurturing world-class talent and through the dunia scholarship program, we hope to empower young talent to develop their skills and further their learning, as they represent our future. IIMA is one of the top management institutes in the world, dedicated to developing future business leaders, which is also a key focus for us at dunia.

We are committed to hiring the best and over the years, we have hired 18 graduates from IIMA as part of our ongoing recruitment drive, offering them exciting and diverse international careers tailored to boost their leadership potential and we will continue this commitment in the future.”

“Our people shape our future and at dunia, we have the best and the brightest from leading schools and organizations. We have established a culture where we empower our young talent to be focused, passionate, energetic, and innovative, drive execution excellence and work with integrity, as we aspire to be an employer of choice.” he added.

dunia was founded in 2008 by a senior management team consisting of a number of IIMA alumni and has consistently acquired high potential MBA graduates from top schools as part of its highly successful Dunia Associate program. In addition to recruiting MBA graduates, by awarding scholarships to top-talent, dunia aims to foster a collaborative partnership between academia and the corporate world.