Former Boston University professor Sushil Vachani will take charge as director of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB), on July 1. Devanath Tirupati was filling in as director–in-charge after Pankaj Chandra’s tenure as director ended in September 2013.
Prof. Vachani is the seventh regular director of IIMB. The institute has had three ‘acting directors’. The term of the director is typically for five years.
A release from the IIMB said during his 28-year-career at Boston University, where he was a tenured professor of Strategy and Innovation, Prof. Vachani served in a range of leadership positions that included faculty director of the International Management Program in Japan, Chairman of the Strategy and Policy Department, Chairman of the Doctoral Program and Special Assistant to the university’s president for its India Initiative.
He has designed, taught and coordinated programmes for students, executives and policy makers in the U.S., Japan, China and India. He also serves on the board of trustees of the non-governmental organisation Deshpande Foundation.
Prof. Vachani received his doctorate in International Business from the Harvard Business School, a postgraduate diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.