Indian School of Business (ISB) has announced the appointment of London Business School Faculty, and globally known management academic in the field of organizational behavior, Professor Madan Pillutla as its 6th Dean. He will succeed the Dean Rajendra Srivastava and will formally take over on July 1, 2021.
Prof Pillutla currently serves as a Professor of Organizational Behavior at London Business School. Having served as the Deputy Dean of Faculty, Ex-Officio Member of the Executive Committee, and the Faculty Representative on the Governing Body of LBS, he brings extensive administrative experience.He has also been a visiting faculty member at ISB since its founding.
Prof Pillutlaholds a Doctorate in Organizational Behavior from the University of British Columbia, a Master’s in Business Analytics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, and a PGDM from XLRI Jamshedpur.
With research interests in Behavioral Decision-Making, Negotiation and Influence, Fairness and Trust, and Norm Violations, Prof Pillutla has many publications in the best academic journals in his field and has also served as an associate editor in top journals such as the Academy of Management Annals and the Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes. He has also been on the editorial boards of other top journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, and the Administrative Science Quarterly.
Commenting on his appointment, Prof Pillutla adds, “It is a privilege to be selected as the Dean of ISB. It is particularly special to lead an institution that I have been associated with since its inception. ISB has gained a position of pre-eminence on the strength of its excellent faculty and students. As business education transforms globally and in India, I am excited about the opportunities for ISB to set new benchmarks for others to follow.”
“Madan’s appointment comes at a transformative phase for ISB. In the nearly 20 years of our existence, successive generations of very capable Deans have built the school to its current pre-eminence and we are excited about the important role ISB will continue to play in business education in India and internationally. In Madan, we are fortunate to find the combination of academic excellence, deep administrative expertise and, importantly, someone who is familiar with the unique culture of ISB.”, says Mr Harish Manwani, Chairperson, ISB Executive Board.
Dean Rajendra Srivastava added, “I am excited to handover the baton to Madan and believe that the school will see tremendous progress with him as Dean.”
Founded in 2001, ISB has risen to become one of the top business schools in the world. Under the leadership of Dean Srivastava over the last five years, ISB has seen transformational changes that have significantly strengthened its foundations. Acknowledging Dean Srivastava’s impact on the ISB, Chairperson Harish Manwani added, “During Raj’s tenure ISB achieved an integrated ranking of #16 worldwide by Poets & Quants in December 2019, became the youngest B-school in the world with the “triple crown” accreditation by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, enhanced its programme portfolio with our PGP-Pro and Executive Fellow Programme in Management, and significantly increased faculty strength and activity across research centres and institutes, while building a substantial corpus for the future.”
After stepping down from the Deanship, Prof Srivastava will continue to be associated with ISB as faculty. “Prof Pillutla and i have worked closely together over the last 20 years and I look forward to continue working with him as I transition into a faculty role as the Novartis Professor of Marketing Strategy and Innovation over the next few months.”
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