PARVATHY MENON-MOHAN FELLOWSHIPS
Mohan Mohan and Parvathy (Paru) Menon-Mohan were student grantees in the Institute for Student Interchange (ISI) at the East-West Center from 1968 to 1970 where they met. They both graduated from the University of Hawai‘i with MS degrees in 1970.
Mohan said, “We learned to have ‘transformational relations’ with other people and not ‘transactional’ ones. Paru, particularly, was helped by the global culture at EWC, to gain personal confidence, self esteem, and the ability to see what is right and what is wrong. This guided her to become an outstanding teacher at the five international schools where she taught chemistry. She was the driving force behind my professional success in all my assignments in Europe, Middle East and Africa.”
Mohan saw the importance of building strong relationships in a wide ranging series of assignments that look him to various countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Joining Procter & Gamble in 1972, he became known for his gift of opening new markets, ending his career as general manager/vice president, Health and Beauty Care, UK/Ireland.
After retiring from P&G Mohan volunteers at the London School of Business as an Executive-In-Residence and has mentored more than 15,000 MBA students on three continents.
Paru passed away on June 10, 2013 after bravely fighting cancer for several years. Mohan established the Parvathy Menon-Mohan Fellowships as a $50,000 permanent endowment to provide annual awards for Degree Fellows or APLP participants from India with an intention of future involvement in the fields of science or education.
Mohan said that “everything I achieved in life is because of her support and encouragement. You can see now why and how I was inspired to establish an endowment scholarship at EWC. If I had not come to the Center, I would have never met Paru and my life would have been another Indian among the crowd of a billion people. It was a meaningful way to show our gratitude.
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