Professor Pankaj Chandra, Director, IIM Banglore has joined MindTree Limited’s Board of Directors with effect from March 19, 2012.
Speaking on his appointment, Professor Pankaj Chandra said, “It is an honor to be part of team MindTree, one of the most admired companies in the industry. I have been following MindTree for some time and have been impressed with the Company’s remarkable growth rate. I look forward to helping MindTree achieve profitable and sustained growth across a global footprint.”
“Professor Pankaj Chandra is a highly respected name in management education, research, policy and administration. His joining the MindTree Board will further improve our stature, help question and refine management strategy. Additionally, the move will build stronger bridges with the academic community for whom we have abiding respect” said Dr Albert Hieronimus, Chairman, MindTree Limited.
Professor Chandra is currently a professor of Operations & Technology Management and the Director at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore. A tenured faculty at McGill University, Montreal since 1988, Professor Chandra taught at IIM-Ahmedabad since 1994 and has been at IIM-B since 1997. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Technology from Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University and his Ph.D degree from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA. Professor Chandra also served as chairperson of Centre for Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship, IIM-A, India from May 1999 to April 2001 and from November 2006 to December 2007.
Additionally, Professor Chandra’s research and consulting have focused on manufacturing management, supply chain coordination, building technological capabilities; hi-tech entrepreneurship. He has lectured and consulted in many countries around the world. Finally, Professor Chandra’s writings on production and operation management and technological innovations have been widely published.