CHICAGO: The Harvard Business School (HBS) has appointed Indian-origin Nitin Nohria as its 10th Dean, making him the first member from the community to occupy the post in the prestigious institution's 102-year-old history. Professor Nohria — the Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration at HBS — will take up his new role on July 1, Harvard president Drew Faust said on Wednesday.
A scholar of leadership and organisational change, Professor Nohria has previously been the school's senior associate dean for faculty development and chair of its organisational behaviour unit. A current co-chair of the HBS Leadership Initiative and member of the HBS faculty since 1988, Professor Nohria succeeds Jay Light, who in December announced his plans to retire at the end of the 2009-10 academic year. — PTI