01 Jun 2021 17:48 IST

Rajesh Chakrabarti is new Director of MDI Gurgaon

Prior to joining MDI, he was serving as Professor and Dean at the Jindal Global Business School

Prof Rajesh Chakrabarti has been appointed as the Director of MDI Gurgaon. He takes over from the Prof Atmanand, Director (Additional Charge) MDI Gurgaon, and Director, MDI Murshidabad. Over the years, Prof Chakrabarti has distinguished himself in post-graduate teaching in management, executive training, research, consulting, and academic administration.

With a BSc degree from Calcutta University, Prof Chakrabarti completed his PGDM from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and earned his Doctorate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. “It's a privilege to be appointed as the Director of MDI Gurgaon. Being one of India’s premier B-schools, MDI has a global outlook and is poised for significant growth. The institution promotes academic entrepreneurship and strives to enhance excellence in research, consulting, training, and teaching with cutting-edge resources. As business education is transforming globally and in India, I am excited about the opportunities for MDI to set new benchmarks in the years to come,” said Prof Chakrabarti.

Previous work experience

Prior to joining MDI Gurgaon, he was serving as Professor and Dean at the Jindal Global Business School, O P Jindal Global (Institution of Eminence Deemed To Be University). Prof Chakrabarti has held key faculty and leadership positions in various academic institutions across the globe. He has taught at the University of Alberta, Canada; Georgia Tech, USA; and the Indian School of Business (ISB). He has also held visiting positions at several institutions including IIM Calcutta, ISI Delhi, ICN Nancy, France, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

As the founding Executive Director of the Bharti Institute of Public Policy at ISB’s Mohali campus, Prof Chakrabarti helped design and launch public policy programmes. He has also been Executive Vice-President, Research and Policy at the Wadhwani Foundation and is a co-founder of Sunay Policy Advisory, a policy advisory start-up in Gurgaon.