Pramit Jhaveri ’87S (MBA)

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Pramit Jhaveri ’87S (MBA)

India

Pramit Jhaveri has become increasingly aware of how significant his Simon education was to his career. In 2016 he was able to share lessons and experiences from his life with newly minted graduates during his address at Simon’s commencement ceremonies, where he also received Simon’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.

“It’s a combination of things,” said Jhaveri about the value of his time at Simon. “There are the courses you take and Simon’s overall approach, which teaches you how to think about and analyze issues. But, for me, it was also being 10,000 miles from home. That helped me develop confidence, exposed me to new things, and gave me the opportunity to make friends.”

A desire to help his alma mater and other Indian and international students like him led him to establish the Pramit S. Jhaveri George Eastman Circle Scholarship.

“There are very high quality students who don’t have the funds to go to Simon,” said Jhaveri. “I want to make a contribution to a bright young person’s future. Giving back is an important part of my life, in general. And that doesn’t only mean financially.”

Jhaveri has been working with Advancement to create a Simon alumni network in India.

Supports: Simon School of Business