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Sourabh Verma: Shaping Success with an Empowering Attitude

02,DEC 2023

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Meet Sourabh Verma, a distinguished member of FIIB's Class of 2004, currently excelling as the Managing Director - Global Marketing & Pricing COE at FedEx. His journey is a testament to the transformative power of a positive attitude and the diverse skill set acquired at FIIB.

Early Foundations:

Sourabh initiated his career as a Costing Engineer at Alcatel-Lucent, setting the stage for a successful corporate journey.

Climbing the Corporate Ladder:

Alcatel-Lucent (February 2004-March 2006):

Commencing his career as a Costing Engineer, Sourabh gained valuable experience in the telecommunications industry.

Bharti Airtel Ltd. (April 2006-October 2006):

Transitioning to become a Business Analyst at Bharti Airtel Ltd., he broadened his skill set.

Colt Technologies (October 2006 - February 2022):

Serving as the Lead Consultant (Strategic Pricing), Sourabh contributed significantly to the organization.

FedEx ( February 2022 and onwards)
Leading and transforming the Global Marketing, Global Pricing & Commercials and Contract Management for the organization.

Awards and Achievements:

  • Exceed Together Award by Colt CEO.
  • Led the first-ever on-site business transition for Colt from Japan.
  • Youngest Manager within the organization to set up a complete function (analytics) in Bangalore.
  • Consistent recipient of cross-functional, teamwork, and individual awards.
  • CSR Award for outstanding contribution to Literacy Mission by Mr. Digvijay Singh (Former CM, M.P).
  • Gold Medalist for all-round performance in PGDM & University topper in Graduation.

Learnings at FIIB:

Sourabh reflects on his time at FIIB, highlighting the all-around learning experiences, whether on the cricket pitch, in hostel dynamics, or through academic rigour. FIIB provided a robust platform for honing life skills and preparing for the corporate world.

Life Since FIIB:

Sourabh shares insights into his life since graduating from FIIB, emphasizing a challenging yet rewarding professional journey. He continues to provide consultancy for pricing, marketing, and business development strategy, showcasing the all-around rigour instilled during his FIIB days.

Fond Memories of FIIB:

Sourabh cherishes his days at FIIB, with the lush green campus at Bijwasan being a standout feature. He misses reflective walks through the woods and fog, especially during winter.

Vision for FIIB Alumni:

As a member of the Alumni Advisory Board, Sourabh envisions catalyzing a collaborative learning experience and fostering a strong family bond among all members of the FIIB family.

Advice for Aspiring Marketers:

Sourabh advises aspiring marketers to explore, choose, and focus on one core marketing skill, aligning projects and industry exposure accordingly. This strategic approach will strengthen their candidature during placements in the ever-evolving marketing field.