MICA, Ahmedabad, India’s premier institute of Strategic Marketing and Communication, has appointed Dr. Githa Heggde as its new Dean. Dr. Githa Heggde brings with her more than 30 years of academic, consulting and industry experience.

The Governing Council (GC) of MICA had appointed a Search cum Selection Committee for the Dean’s position, comprising GC members Prof. Anantha Babbili, Ms. Aparna Mahesh and Dr. Shailendra Raj Mehta. The board accepted their unanimous recommendation of Dr. Githa Heggde as the next Dean of MICA.

Dr. Shailendra Raj Mehta, President & Director, MICA, said, “I am delighted that a person of Dr. Heggde’s eminence is joining MICA as Dean. With her strong administrative and academic background, and stellar experience working with regulators globally, she will take MICA’s academic priorities to a higher level.”

Commenting on her appointment, Dr. Githa Heggde said, “I am very excited to be joining the MICA team. I am honored to be appointed as Dean of a prestigious and premier business school that develops empathetic leaders in a digitally enabled world.”

She will assume her position as the Dean on October 17, 2022.

In her last assignment as Dean, School of Business at UPES, she contributed to its rapid growth as a member of the Board of Management and Academic Council of UPES University. She held additional interim charges as Dean, School of Modern Media and School of Law, Head of the Innovation Centre and its MDP initiatives. She was also part of the task force of start-up initiatives of the Government of Uttarakhand.

The appointment of Dr. Heggde comes in the wake of Dr. Preeti Shroff's resignation from the Deans post at MICA. Dr. Shroff continues to serve MICA as the Senior Advisor to the President and the Director of MICA.

Dr. Githa Heggde’s distinguished career:

Prior to her stint at the UPES, she held leadership positions in leading business schools, steering them to accreditations and rankings such as AACSB, NBA, NAAC, NIRF and others. She is a corporate consultant on Marketing and Sales enhancement.

She has held the position of the Chairperson of the Confederation of Indian Industries - Indian Women Network (CII-IWN), Karnataka, and the Southern chapter FICCI ladies organization, apart from holding other distinguished positions in various professional bodies in the past.

In terms of research and publications, she has been a Member of the European Marketing and Management Association, Member of the editorial board of Journal on Emerging markets, Country Director (India) EuroMed Business Research Institute, and Core member at the Centre for Emerging Markets, IIM, Lucknow. She has published articles on Marketing, Supply chain, Sales and Distribution in quality journals.

Dr. Githa has conducted several consultancy and training programs for corporate and senior marketing and sales executives of ITC, Infosys, Murugappa group, Pricol, HDFC, EY, Biocon and other multinational companies. She has also engaged in consultancy and research with companies such as Logitech, USA, iWatt, USA, and Reliance, to name a few.

A sports enthusiast at heart, she has represented her University in the national level lawn tennis, among other sports.

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