19 Jan 2018 17:28 IST

Harish Manwani to succeed Adi Godrej as Chairman of Exec Board of ISB

Manwani, non-executive chairman of Hindustan Unilever, has been on the board since 2006

The Indian School of Business (ISB) has announced the appointment of Harish Manwani as the new Chairman of the ISB Executive Board effective April 2018. He succeeds Adi Godrej, who has been the Chairman of the Board since April 2011.

The decision was taken during the Executive Board meeting held in Mumbai today after Adi Godrej’s term as Chairman ended.

Harish Manwani is the non-executive chairman of Hindustan Unilever Limited. He has been a member of the school’s Board since April 2006.

“My stint as Chairman of ISB has been a very precious experience as I had the opportunity to work with my friends from the industry in helping build ISB as a world-class institution in India. ISB’s progress on multiple fronts is truly heartwarming. We have successfully integrated the culture of excellence and brand consistency across both the campuses in Hyderabad and Mohali. Our portfolio of programmes has now expanded to 11 full-time and modular programmes from one flagship programme in 2001. We continue to be ranked at the top in international rankings and our faculty excellence has led us to be the most research productive management school in India. Our 8,600 alumni spread across 42 countries are agents of transformation who make us proud. Our research centres and institutions are responding to the needs of academia, government and business. We continue to be one of the largest providers of executive education in the region. I thank the Board, Associate Schools, Dean, faculty, staff, alumni and students for their support to me.” said Godrej.

Accepting his role as the Chairman of ISB, Manwani said, “I have always been proud to be part of this great institution of learning and am honoured to take on the role of the Chairman. I look forward to working with my Board members and the Dean to help take ISB to greater heights. On behalf of the Board and the School, I thank Adi for his committed leadership. The school has grown tremendously during his tenure. I am delighted that he will continue to serve as a member of the Board.”