| | AUGUST 20234Traditionally, the gap between industry and academia has been many years. When academia updated its curriculum, the industry often moved on to the next big thing. This drastic gap significantly contributed to the talent demand. But today, neither academia nor industry can afford this gap. This makes alumni with proven business acumen giving back to their alma mater all the more important. In fact, there are multiple ways to give back to your college, and one of the most rewarding ways is volunteering to mentor or career coach current students. Recently, Nandan Nilekani, the co-founder of Infosys, announced a donation of $ 38.5 million to IIT-Bombay, marking 50 years of his association with the institute. Nilekani joined the institute in 1973 for a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. The endowment took Nilekani's total contribution to his alma mater close to $50 million, adding up to his previous grant of $10.2 million, which was partly used to build hostel facilities inside IIT-Bombay. This is the highest private donation ever, not just for the IITs but for any Indian university. In the Philippines, Tony Tan Caktiong, the founder and chairman of Jollibee Foods Corporation and the co-chairman of DoubleDragon Properties, recently donated an innovation center to his alma mater, The University of Santo Tomas (UST). The `UST-Tony Tan Caktiong' Innovation Center is located within the 40-hectare campus in Sta. Rosa City, Laguna. Tan Caktiong graduated from UST in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. He also received a Doctorate in Business Administration, honoris causa, from UST in 2018. It's important to understand that your contribution to your college doesn't necessarily need to be worth of millions of dollars. Every gesture matters as it could make a whole world of difference to a student. We dedicate this special issue to the prestigious UST alumni ecosystem. Do let us know your thoughts.Sujith VasudevanManaging Editoreditor@ceoinsightsasia.comEditorialEvery Gesture Matters Vol 04 · Issue 4-5 · AUGUST, 2023 Publisher Alok Chaturvedi Manager - DesignPrabhu Dutta A.R.N Ray Noida Rohit Raghubanshi Akshay Shettyadvertise@ceoinsightsasia.comEditorial queries editor@ceoinsightsasia.comTo subscribeVisit www.ceoinsightsasia.com/subscribe/ or send emailto subscription@ceoinsightsasia.comMagazine Price is $50 per issuePublisher Alok ChaturvediPrinted and Published By Alok Chaturvedi on behalf of InfoConnect Web Technologies India Pvt. Ltd., and Printed at Precision Fototype Services at Sri Sabari Shopping Complex, 24 Residency Road Bangalore-560025 and Published At No. 124, 2nd Floor, Surya Chambers, Old Airport Road, Murugeshpalya, Bangalore-560017.Copyright © 2023 InfoConnect Web Technologies India Pvt. Ltd., All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part of any text, photography or illustrations without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. The publisher assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or illustrations. Views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the magazine and accordingly, no liability is assumed by the publisher. Designers Girisha M Rafik MohammedVP - Sales & Marketing Amrit Kumar Singh Circulation Manager Magendran Perumal Editorial Keerthana Kantaraju Roopalatha H. Nalini Brahmanapalli M Reddy Prasad Managing Editor Sujith Vasudevan
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