PEC Distinguished Alumnus Awards for the Year 2019 Announced

In order to strengthen its alumni network; Punjab Engineering College (PEC) has conferred the distinguished alumni awards on four of its former students who have achieved laurels in various fields. PEC Distinguished Alumnus awards are an opportunity to honour the extraordinary contributions that our graduates have made to their communities locally, nationally and internationally. The recognition of accomplished alumni promotes the excellence of PEC, its graduates and the Alumni. Their accomplishments serve as an excellent example for all who shall follow and are a testimony to the educational foundation provided to them by the institute.

Awardees of the Distinguished Alumni Awards are:

Sandeep Bakhshi

Mr. Sandeep Bakhshi is the Managing Director and CEO of ICICI Bank since October 15, 2018. Prior to his appointment as MD & CEO, he was a Wholetime Director and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Bank.

Mr. Bakhshi has been with the ICICI Group for 32 years and has handled various assignments across the group in ICICI Limited, ICICI Lombard General Insurance, ICICI Bank and ICICI Prudential Life Insurance.  

He grew up in a defence services family and has attended several schools and colleges across India before completing his management studies from XLRI in Jamshedpur.

He is a 1982 graduate of Punjab Engineering College.

Sanjeev Aggarwal

He is 1981 graduate in Electrical Engineering.

Mr. Aggarwal was the Founder and CEO of Daksh, having been with the company from its inception in 2000 to its acquisition by IBM in 2004. Sanjeev ran the company as its CEO till June 2006. Daksh was a pioneer in BPO sector in year 2000 and had over 20,000 employees by June, 2006. During this period, Daksh was rated as the World's Best Managed BPO Company (Black Book of Outsourcing) and was ranked as the #1 employer in Indian BPO market by IDC. Sanjeev was chosen "Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year" in 2002.

He then co-founded Helion Ventures where he is the Senior Managing Director. He has served on the Boards of several companies.

Sanjay Bhatia

He is 1982 graduate in Mechanical Engineering.

He joined Indian Administrative Service in 1985 in Maharashtra cadre. He is currently Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust. Before that he was working as Vice Chairman and Managing Director of City & Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra Ltd (CIDCO). In his previous posting, Bhatia had reformed the Sales Tax Department by introducing electronic returns and computerization, while working as Commissioner there. He also played an important role in restructuring of state-run Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB) in to three companies. He served as chairman of MSEB as well as MD of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd.

He has been awarded a number of awards like 'Ananya' Award for Fighting against corruption, E-Governance Awards, Rajiv Gandhi Gatiman Prashashan and Maha Shilpkar Award.

Yogesh Lohiya

He is a 1973 graduate in Production Engineering. He was Chairman cum Managing Director of General Insurance Corporation (GIC) of India from 2007 to 2011. He was also MD and CEO of Iffco Tokio General Insurance Ltd from 2013 to 2017. He is hugely respected in the insurance sector, and has been on boards of several insurance companies, not just in India but abroad as well.

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