GIIS wins Prestigious Golden Peacock Award for Innovation Management 2016 by the Institute of Directors (IOD) India


Published on 05 Nov 2016
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Global Indian International School wins Prestigious Golden Peacock Award for Innovation Management 2016 by the Institute of Directors (IOD) India.

Global Indian International School (GIIS) was awarded the prestigious Golden Peacock Award 2016 for Innovation Management by the Institute of Directors (IOD) India. The awards were a part of the annual ‘16th London Global Convention on Corporate Governance and Sustainability’ organised by the IOD India, from 17th – 20th October. The convention and the awards ceremony were held at the Millennium Hotel London Mayfair and the House of Lords in London (UK). Rt. Hon. Ms. Priti Patel MP, Hon'ble Cabinet Ministerand The Secretary of State for International Development, Govt. of UK gave a video address to the congregation and congratulated all the winners during the occasion.

The award was presented to Mr. Atul Temurnikar- Chairman and Co-founder, Global Schools Foundation, by Rt Hon Baroness Sandip Verma, European External Affairs Committee, amidst the presence of Lt Gen J S Ahluwalia- PVSM (retd) President, IOD, India and various eminent personalities. The other executive members present from GIIS included Mr. Rohit Ambekar -Director Business and Strategy, and Mr. B G Shenoy - Director, GCEE, and Ms. Madhu Khanna – Principal of GIIS Queenstown Campus in Singapore.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Temurnikar said, “GIIS as a school has implemented more than 200 innovations during the past two years (2014-16), of which 85 innovations has been recognised for various awards. Innovation is a daily practice, contributing positively to the learning outcomes.”

As an educational institute with a strong focus on innovation, this is indeed a proud moment for GIIS. The Multiple Mechanisms for Institutionalising Innovation (M2I2) is its unique differentiator that helps them, as a team, make innovation a daily practice at GIIS. M2I2 involves cross-functional teams of leaders, staff, faculty, students, and parents for generating, communicating and implementing new ideas.

GIIS shared winning space with organisations like, IBM Corporation (USA), Doha Bank (Qatar), Levi Strauss & Co. (USA), among others.

Amongst the eminent personalities present at the event were Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, Hon’ble Transport Minister for Aviation International Trade and Europe, Govt. of UK; Lord Jitesh Gadhia, Strategic Advisor and Board Member, UK Government Investments Limited; Lord Karan Billimoria CBE, DL, Founder and Chairman, Cobra Beer Partnership, UK; Rt. Hon. Lord Gregory Barker of Battle PF, Former UK Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change; Dr Graham Wilson, Leadership & Organization Development, Oxford, UK; Dr Raghupati Singhania, Chairman & MD of JK Tyres and Industries, India; and Mr Sanjiv Goenka- Chairman, RP- Sanjiv Goenka Group, India, along with others.

About Global Indian International School

Global Indian International School (GIIS) – established under the guiding principles of Global Schools Foundation - is an international network of award-winning schools, with 20 campuses in seven countries. Known for their skill-based and learner-centric curricula, GIIS offers holistic learning and personality development opportunities for students.

GIIS schools have been honored with more than 60 international and national awards over a span of 8 years for achieving excellence in school education. Today, GIIS boasts a strong multicultural student body, as children from diverse nationalities have enrolled across its campuses.

Adopting a holistic approach to learning and character development, the school’s Nine Gems™ model is a proprietary tool to achieve a balance between academics and experience, mental and physical development, fine arts and performing arts, language skills and creativity, personality development, ethics and entrepreneurship.

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