IMI-New Delhi Welcomes Prof. Debashis Chatterjee as the New Director General of the Institute

Prof. Chatterjee is the former director of IIM-Kozhikode

New Delhi, January 19th 2017: Professor Debashis Chatterjee has taken charge of India’s first corporate sponsored business school IMI, Delhi as Director General from January 16, 2017. He succeeds Professor Bakul Dholakia, former Director of IIM Ahmedabad in his new role. Professor Chatterjee taught leadership at Harvard University and at the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), Calcutta, Lucknow, and Kozhikode for over two decades.

He has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship twice for Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral work at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His published work include seventeen books such as Leading Consciously (Foreword by Peter M. Senge) and Timeless Leadership (Wiley) that have been translated in several international languages.

He has trained more than fifteen thousand managers globally in Fortune 100 Corporations and over fifteen thousand school principals and teachers. He has served as leadership coach to political leaders and CEOs of major Indian organizations. He has served as Dean of an international business school in Singapore. A pioneer in the field of Asian models in leadership, Professor Chatterjee is former Director of the Indian Institute of Management, (IIM), Kozhikode (2009-2014) and a tenured Professor and Dean at IIM Lucknow. Prof. Chatterjee is credited with transforming IIM Kozhikode from an obscure regional school to an institution of national impact and global recognition.  He served as Independent Director on the Boards of several multinational and Indian Companies.

About IMI New Delhi:

International Management Institute (IMI) – New Delhi was established in 1981 in collaboration with IMI Geneva (now IMD, Lausanne).  The institute has been ranked 1st in private B-schools in the country and 7th overall among management institutes in India by the Indian Ranking 2016, NIRF, MHRD. IMI- New Delhi has also secured a commendable overall rank of 6th in the latest ranking released by the NHRD (National Human Resources Development).

The institute  is also India’s first corporate sponsored Business School with sponsorship from corporate houses like RPG Enterprises, Nestle, ITC, SAIL, Tata Chemicals, BOC and Williamson Magor etc. and various other international linkages with bodies like World Bank, UNDP, ILO, UNCTAD, Asian Productivity Organization etc. Besides this, IMI is one of the empanelled Institute of the Ministry of External Affairs, GOI, for special Commonwealth Assistance Programme under which the Institute gets the executive MBA students from various Afro – Asian countries for its 15 months Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management.