Welcome to the website of the OPM29 class of the Harvard Business School. The site has been set up to enable class members to keep in touch and as a convenient way to share news, particularly over the annual reunion.

In March 2000, the members of the 29th class of the HBS Owner/President Management Program graduated in Boston in front of a gathering of their families and friends.

Coming from across the world and the business spectrum, the 102 graduates had studied all facets of business practice equipped to make them better leaders and develop their organisations.

Although the largest representation was from the United States of America, there were also graduates from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Republic of Georgia, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Spain, UAE, United Kingdom and Venezuela.

The OPM programs are centered on the hallmark HBS case study method, and structured to ensure that everyone is an active participant in their leadership training, not just an observer. Because the faculty who lead the classes are often the case authors, participants get an insider's perspective that you can't find anywhere else in the world.

As the HBS website says:

“Our faculty is renowned for its ability to draw upon real-world insights and expertise to engage you in activities that expand your leadership abilities. You will emerge with practical business knowledge that you can apply to your daily challenges as soon as you return to your organization.”

But, March 2000 wasn’t the end of the story as the group continues to keep in contact, some entering into business ventures together, and maintain friendships built over that time in Boston.

An annual reunion enables classmates to experience the culture and life of other countries through the eyes of their host (pictured is the 2016 reunion group outside the Olympic Stadium in Brazil). Arrangements were in hand to hold our 20th anniversary reunion back in Boston in 2020, but the worldwide impact of Covid-19 meant that we couldn't go ahead and plans to re-stage it in 2021 also fell through.

We were back on track in 2022 with a trip to Ireland and then returned to India in 2023. England is the destination for 2024 with a tour based around the life and times of William Shakespeare.

Check out the reunion page for all the latest information.