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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.

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.