The Federation of Asian Institute of Management Alumni Associations, Incorporated (FAIM) is the umbrella organization of AIM Alumni Associations around the world. FAIM, as an apex organization, provides a crucial link among its alumni chapter members, and between the institute and the alumni chapters. It promotes solidarity and camaraderie among its culturally diverse and diffused constituents through their common goal of supporting AIM and the alumni.
Message from the FAIM Chairman
The Federation of AIM Alumni (FAIM) worldwide is now celebrating its 34th year. Since 1978, when then AAAIM Chairman Jose Maria J. Fernandez, MBM 1973 instituted the federation, AIM alumni involvement blossomed with the increase of country chapters around the world. There now exists 29 active AIM alumni chapters in 15 countries in Bangladesh, Canada (Toronto), China (Beijing, Shanghai, Kunming, Hong Kong and Taiwan), India (Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore), Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur and Sabah), Nepal, Philippines (Manila, Baguio, Pampanga, Cebu and Davao), Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates (Dubai), United Kingdom (London), United States Of America (West Coast and East Coast), and Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi).
As graduates of our prestigious institution, it is crucial that we stay connected with our beloved school and continue to promote the AIM brand. I wish to encourage the establishment of more international AIM alumni groups in countries where there are adequate numbers of graduates to make this activity meaningful.
FAIM continuously supports the chapters’ projects of providing opportunities for alumni to meet each other and join regional learning and networking events, assist the school in updating alumni contacts in their areas, recruit new students, assist recent graduates in placement and careers, encourage fellow alumni to provide professional advice for the school, and support the fundraising campaigns of AIM for scholarships, facility improvements, faculty development and research.
Winds of change are blowing in AIM. The alumni community’s commitment to restore AIM’s standing as one among the business schools of choice in Asia has just begun. FAIM has taken on a new role in charting a new path forward with greater involvement from its international constituents. Our new chairman of the Board of Governors and Trustees, Napoleon Nazareno, a leader of quiet resolve and himself an outstanding alumnus visualizes and clearly sees the benefits of greater alumni involvement in affairs.
I invite you to stay connected with your school and get involved. Now is the time for the alumni to make their leadership felt by the AIM community.
MP Singh, MBM 1976