08 Apr 2020 18:54 IST

Rishikesha T. Krishnan is new Director of IIM Bangalore

Former Director of IIM Indore says it is a “privilege to lead India’s best management institution”

The Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B) has named Prof Rishikesha T. Krishnan as Director of the premier management school. He will assume office on July 31, following the superannuation of the present Director, Prof G Raghuram.

Prof Krishnan has served as Director of IIM Indore and is a recognised thought leader on the management of innovation.

Dr Devi Shetty, Chairperson, Board of Governors, IIM Bangalore, said: “We are delighted to have Prof Rishikesha Krishnan as IIM-B’s Director. As a well-regarded faculty member of IIM-B and a proven administrator during his term as Director of IIM Indore, Prof Krishnan combines academic and administrative excellence. Under his leadership, IIM Bangalore is sure to set impressive standards in innovation and technology. I would like to thank Prof G. Raghuram for leading the institute in times of tremendous change, such as the passing of the IIM Act.”

Responding to the announcement, Prof 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 redefine management education.”

Congratulating Prof Krishnan on his appointment, Prof Raghuram said: “I am certain that IIM-B will benefit from his excellent scholarship, and administrative and people skills. It is great that we will have the opportunity to work together, over the next four months, to ensure a smooth transition. I am particularly delighted, on a personal note, to be handing over office to my former student.”