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Prof Bharat Bhasker appointed as IIMA Director

The IIMA Board of Governors set a committee for the selection of IIM Ahmedabad director

Prof Bharat Bhasker appointed as IIMA Director
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Bharat Bhasker currently holds the position of professor of Information Technology and Systems at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow.

In the interim, the Board of Governors has appointed Arindam Banerjee as the director-in-charge for the period February 1 to 28, 2023.

The IIMA Board of Governors set a committee for the selection of IIM Ahmedabad director. The committee had shortlisted 13 candidates for the position.

All the IIMA faculty members who had applied for the position were interviewed, along with the external applicants.

Bhasker has almost three decades of experience in industry, research, teaching, and consulting in India and globally. He had served a five-year term as the IIM Raipur director from March 2017 to March 2022.

Before joining IIM Raipur, he was associated with IIM Lucknow for over two decades and has served in various capacities including being the acting director of IIM Lucknow for a period of five months during July and November 2015.

He has also served as the Dean Planning & Development at IIM Sirmaur from 2003 to 2005, the IIMA statement said.

He has been a visiting professor at ESSEC Business School, Paris, France and University of Texas, Dallas, USA. “He was a Distinguished Professor at Chung- Ang University, Seoul, Korea, was a Research Professor at University of California, Riverside, USA and Adjunct Faculty at Information Systems, Univ. of Maryland, College Park,” it added.

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