July 1, 2021. Professor Madan Pillutla formally takes over as the 6th Dean of the Indian School of Business (ISB) from Professor Rajendra Srivastava on the successful completion of his term on July 01, 2021. Professor Rajendra Srivastava will continue to be at ISB as the Novartis Professor of Marketing Strategy and Innovation.
Professor Pillutla is a globally acclaimed management thought leader on organisational behaviour and has many research papers and publications to his credit. He has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from BITS, Pilani, post graduate degrees from XLRI, Jamshedpur and the University of Illinois and a PhD from the University of British Columbia.
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Professor Pillutla’s research has been on how individual biases interact with organizational structures to affect decisions and interpersonal outcomes. Professor Pillutla is an award-winning teacher and has held several leadership positions in the years that he has been at the London Business School. He has also held editorial positions in several prestigious academic journals
Welcoming Professor Pillutla, Harish Manwani, Chairperson, ISB Executive Board said – “Much was achieved under Professor Rajendra Srivastava’s tenure in building ISB’s reputation as a leading business school in India and internationally. ISB is delighted to have yet another globally acclaimed thought leader like Professor Madan Pillutla to lead the school in its exciting next phase. I have no doubt that ISB will achieve even greater heights under his leadership in terms of excellence in business education and importantly, equipping its students to become future ready in a fast-changing world. On behalf of the Executive Board and ISB community, I welcome Dean Pillutla.”
Sharing his thoughts on taking the charge as Dean of ISB, Professor Madan Pillutla said, “I am delighted to have this opportunity to serve ISB – a school that has been close to my heart since its inception. I have witnessed ISB’s growth and remarkable achievements. I look forward to working with the Executive Board, faculty, staff, students and alumni at ISB, our associate schools, government and industry so that we can build on these fantastic achievements and take our place among the world’s most impactful business schools.”
Professor Pillutla has been associated with the school from the very early days of its inception (2001) and was involved in shaping up the programmes and curriculum at ISB. He taught the founding batches of the PGP program and received the best teacher award from the inaugural batch of students from the Mohali campus. He has also served as the area leader for organization behaviour at ISB.
About ISB: The Indian School of Business (ISB) is a global business school offering world class management education to professionals at its two LEED rated green building campuses – Hyderabad and Mohali. A rich and vibrant pool of research-oriented resident faculty, robust academic partnerships, thriving alumni network, and backing of an influential board and guidance of industry’s thought leadership has enabled ISB to fast emerge and consolidate itself as a premier global business school in the emerging markets. The school is also one of the largest providers of executive education in Asia and the most research-productive Indian management institution. Source: ISB