Professor Rishikesha T Krishnan has been appointed as new director of IIM Bangalore. He will assume office on July 31, following the superannuation of the present Director, Professor G. Raghuram.
Prof. Krishnan was serving as Professor of Strategy at IIM Bangalore.
He has previously served as IIM Indore Director and was also the founding Director of IIM Sambalpur.
He was a visiting scholar at the Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania and at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad. He has obtained an MSc degree from IIT-Kanpur and another from Stanford University. He was also a fellow at IIM-Ahmedabad.
Dr. Devi Shetty, chairperson of board of governors, IIM Bangalore, said, “We are delighted to have Professor Rishikesha Krishnan as IIMB’s Director. As a well-regarded faculty member of IIMB and a proven administrator during his term as Director of IIM Indore, Professor R T Krishnan combines academic and administrative excellence.”
Professor Krishnan said, “It is an extraordinary privilege to lead India’s best management institution, IIM Bangalore, at this most challenging time when there is an opportunity to re-define management education.”