IIM UPDATES: Kumar Mangalam Birla appointed as new chairman of IIM Ahmedabad

IIM- Ahmedabad has got a new chairman i.e. Kumar Mangalam Birla. Find out more about this news at jagranjosh.com.

Created On: Oct 25, 2016 12:40 IST
Modified On: Oct 25, 2016 15:29 IST

As per latest news, Kuman Mangalam Birla has been appointed as the new Chairman of Board of Governors at IIM Ahmedabad by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). Birla's name was finalised from among a shortlist of three names sent by a search committee set up by IIM-A's Board of Governors.

The new search list for the director of IIM-A had some prestigious names such as Infosys chairman R Seshasayee; HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh; and Birla. Finally, the ministry approved Birla's name for IIM-A chairman's post last week.

As per the sources, the names were discussed and approved by the institute's Board of Governors in late September and sent to the HRD Ministry for approval, as stipulated by the Memorandum of Association (MOA) between the IIM-A and the Ministry.

About Kumar Mangalam Birla

With a net worth of $8.8 Billion, Kumar Mangalam Birla is a renowned Indian business tycoon around the globe. He is the Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group and the recipient of “CEO of the Year Award 2016” by International Advertising Association’s (IAA). He has also earned various awards and accolades in his credit attributing to the successful ventures that he has opened up globally. Mr. Birla has also earned an MBA from London Business School.



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