A Global Leader
Alumnus Takes Career to New Heights with Hilti India Leadership Role
Alim Hirani (BBA ’04, PES ’04, EMBA ’08) has always had a passion for business.
When he hit the ground running in 2004 at Hilti as an account manager, he knew that his tenacity and ambition would lead him to great things.
It also didn’t hurt that he gained additional skills from Bauer College’s Program for Excellence in Selling.
Now, as he begins his journey as general manager of Hilti India, where he will lead over 700 people, Hirani has big aspirations for the company, including Hilti India being a top organization in the next five years. Here, he shares with us what led him to this point and where he goes from here.
Q: Did you always want to pursue a business degree?
A: I come from a family of entrepreneurs. My father has always had his own business, and from a young age, I always thought that I would go to business school.
Q: Did you see your career taking this path?
A: I would say that my ambition level has always been to lead people and to grow and develop. Did I anticipate it would happen this fast? I would say probably not, and that‘s a testament to Hilti as an organization and the fact that we have a culture of developing from within.
Read more in the latest issue of Inside Bauer magazine.