Hyderabad: The Indian School of Business (ISB) on Friday announced the appointment of Harish Manwani as the new Chairman of the ISB Executive Board, effective April 2018.
Manwani succeeds Adi Godrej who has been the Chairman of the Board since April 2011.
The decision of his appointment was taken during the Executive Board meeting held in Mumbai.
Harish Manwani is the Non-Executive Chairman of Hindustan Unilever Ltd. He has been a member of the School’s Board since April 2006.
“My stint as Chairman of ISB has been a very precious experience as I had the opportunity to work with my friends from the industry in helping build ISB as a world class institution in India.
“ISB’s progress on multiple fronts is truly heartwarming. We have successfully integrated the culture of excellence and brand consistency across both the campuses in Hyderabad and Mohali,” said Godrej.
He noted that the portfolio of ISB programmes had expanded to 11 full-time and modular programmes from one flagship programme in 2001.
“We continue to be ranked at the top in international rankings and our faculty excellence has led us to be the most research productive management school in India. Our 8,600 alumni spread across 42 countries are agents of transformation who make us proud,” he said.
Manwani said he had always been proud to be part of this great institution of learning and was honoured to take on the role of the Chairman.
He said he was looking forward to working with the Board members and the Dean to help take ISB to greater heights.