Mr. Vandrevala has worked in the Steel, Power, Telecommunications and Real Estate industries, with illustrious organizations such as Tata Group, Motorola and Hirco. Covering all functions of the business value chain such as procurement, planning, production, sales, marketing, and project management, he has taken on significant bottom line responsibilities. Known as a 'turn around' wizard, he successfully changed the fortunes of unprofitable business units, revitalized marketing and sales teams / outcomes, and led the charge for customer focus at Tata Steel.
Firdose graduated from IIT Kharagpur, winning the Best student-Patel Hall prize during his term at the institute. He holds a PGDBM from XLRI, Jamshedpur, and has participated in executive training programs at both Harvard and INSEAD Business Schools. A keen sportsman in his youth, he is well-known for his dry wit and sense of caring of all who work with him.
Commenting on his election as President, AIMA, Mr. Vandrevala said, "This role brings with it a great responsibility of maintaining the high standards set by my predecessors. India is on the threshold of experiencing a boom in new ventures, especially start-ups. India is also a part of the global business community now. Hence, developing future leaders is crucial for the growth of businesses as well as the economy. We at AIMA will strive at building future leaders through our various programmes and industry interactions."