University of Rochester

Advancement Awards

Simon Business School

Alumni Service Award

Established in 2008, the Alumni Service Award recognizes outstanding and extraordinary service, leadership, loyalty, and commitment to the School. Recipients are leaders whose tireless efforts, devotion of time, and significant contributions to the School strengthen the community.

2017 Award Recipient

Murali Ganti

A devoted alumnus, passionate about generating enthusiasm for the Simon Business School, Murali Ganti has made a great impact in a short time. Since earning his MBA in 2001, he has quickly ascended the ranks at numerous global banking and financial institutions including Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, BNP Paribas, and Citigroup, where he currently serves as director and senior research analyst. His professional achievements and dedicated service stand as a model of success for Simon students and the University community at large. As a member of the Simon Alumni Board and the George Eastman Circle New York City Leadership Council, he has made significant contributions to the direction and development of the School, engaging alumni and friends in increased numbers around the country. A fierce advocate for the Simon Business School, he has taken an active role in its expansion and increased presencein New York City, helping to drive student recruitment and strategic decisions. Murali returns to Rochester frequently, volunteering his time to speak with students and share valuable career advice and professional guidance. Along with his wife, Sonali, he has become a champion for his alma mater, encouraging the next generation of students and alumni to advance our School and better our world. For his exemplary leadership, and commitment to those we serve, it is with great appreciation that this honor is bestowed. 

Recipients of the Alumni Service Award