Kumar Mangalam Birla appointed as new chairman of IIM-A

After IIM-A’s former chairman and L&T chairman AM Naik had stepped down in December last year, IIM-A had set up a selection committee and shortlisted three names.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:October 23, 2016 5:16 am

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has appointed Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla as the chairman of the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) Board of Governors (BoG) and its Society. Birla pipped both HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh and Infosys chairman R Seshasa-yee to the position and it is learnt that Birla, who is also currently the chairman of IIT Delhi’s BoG, has reportedly accepted the position for a tenure of three years.

After IIM-A’s former chairman and L&T chairman AM Naik had stepped down in December last year, IIM-A had set up a selection committee and shortlisted three names, including Parekh, Seshasayee and Hero MotoCorp CMD Pawan Munjal, only to be rejected by the MHRD in May
this year.

However, a second list was sent to the MHRD on September 23 by the selection committee headed by IIM-A’s interim chairman and CMD of Zydus Cadila, Pankaj Patel.