Shrikant Datar, an educationist of Indian descent, has been selected as the dean of Harvard Business School (HBS). He is now the successor of Nitin Nohria. For the second time in the 112-year history of the organization, a person of Indian descent has been elected as the dean. Datar is an alumnus of the University of Mumbai and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Donors will take over the reins from January 1, said Larry Beck, President. This is the 11th dean of the organization and this post has become vacant after ten years of service of Noharia.
Datar graduated from the University of Mumbai in 1973 with special honors. He later became a chartered accountant. He was awarded the George Leyland Bach Teacher Award. From 1989 to 1996, he was a professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has presented research papers on education and industry policy in North and South America, Asia, Africa, and Europe. He is on the board of directors of the Indian Institute of Management in Kolkata. He is also a member of the board of directors of Novartis and T-Mobile.
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