Dr. V. Anantha Nageswaran has been appointed Dean of the IFMR Graduate School of Business (www.ifmr.ac.in) at Krea University. Dr. Nageswaran has a doctoral degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and has taught extensively in India and Singapore since 2006. He was the Chief Investment Officer of Bank Julius Baer from 2009 to 2011 and has co-authored three books - Economics of Derivatives, Derivatives and Can India Grow. He is a well-known columnist having written for Economic Times, BusinessLine, Financial Express and MINT.

IFMR, established in 1970, has been offering its 2-year full-time management course since the year 2000.  In 2018, IFMR became the Sponsoring Body of Krea University (www.krea.edu.in), backed by some of the finest minds and thought leaders in the country, to enable high potential individuals to learn to create positive, catalytic impact ethically, in a dynamic and diverse world. Based out of Sri City near Chennai, Krea University ushers in a fundamentally different approach to higher education – Interwoven Learning – which brings together thought with action, arts with sciences, and the learnings of the past with preparedness for the future. In a world where employees are expected to re-skill themselves six times over the span of their career, Krea aims to produce graduates & leaders who remain resilient, agile and impactful.

IFMR Graduate School of Business, a graduate school of Krea University, under the leadership of the Dean Anantha Nageswaran, has laid out its roadmap to prepare future leaders of business and industry who will be  capable of critical, abstractive, analytical, quantitative, integrative and ethical thinking. Towards this, the IFMR-GSB has brought together the best minds in the industry to augment its faculty and recast its advisory board. The eminent individuals inducted into the Advisory Board of IFMR GSB include Prof. Rishikesha T. Krishnan - Professor of Strategy at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and former Director of Indian Institute of Management, Indore, Prof V.G. Narayanan - Thomas D. Casserly, Jr. Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, Prof. Indira J. Parikh - President of Antardisha, Dr. Chandru Rajam - Founder & CEO of RichFeedback, Dr. Ajit Ranade - Executive President and Chief Economist of Aditya Birla Group, Prof. Ravi Kumar - Emeritus Professor at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, and Prof. Rangarajan K. Sundaram - Dean of NYU Stern School of Business.

Speaking about IFMR-GSB, Dr.V. Anantha Nageswaran, Dean, IFMR Graduate Business School said, “World over, universities offering business and management education are asking hard questions of the purpose of their MBA programmes. MBA graduates are expected to be competent in functional areas, decisive and effective managers and leaders, with a strong moral compass and a firm sense of purpose. KREA University’s Interwoven Learning approach provides us the multidimensional perspective and ethical foundation to build a host of functional and behavioural competencies in IFMR-GSB MBA programme.”

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