IIM Bangalore announces retirement of Prof. S Raghunath as faculty of Strategy

IIM Bangalore announces retirement of Prof. S Raghunath as faculty of Strategy

Apart from a brilliant academic track record, Prof. Raghunath has also been the Chairperson of the Centre for Corporate Governance & Citizenship, the International Student Exchange Programme, NSRCEL and the Strategy area, as well as the Dean Administration and a PGP Committee Member Professor S Raghunath, faculty from the Strategy area of IIM Bangalore, retired from the services of the institute on May 31, 2022.

Prof. Raghunath is Post-Doctoral Fellow, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, and specializes in Digital Business Strategy and Strategic Leadership. He has been leading Executive Programmes including the General Management Programme in Aerospace and Aviation, General Management Programme for the Media and Entertainment Industry, AI and Analytics Based Business Strategy, Digital and Social Media Strategies, Healthcare Senior Leadership Programme, and many more.

He was a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University (1990-91). He was also a Visiting Professor at INSEAD, France; HEC Paris; Toulouse Business School, France; University of Buckingham, UK; RMIT School of Business, Melbourne, Australia; EUROMED, Marseilles, and LBSNAA, Mussoorie. He has been Coach and Mentor for Expat Country Managers in India, advisor to CEOs of MNC subsidiaries, a business strategy formulation and implementation consultant to MNCs and Indian firms, Senior Leadership Coach, and more.

He is currently the Chairman of the South Asia Board, Academy of International Business (AIB) and has been an Independent Director on the Board of Directors of National Venture Capital Fund, KTwo Technologies, Spire Technologies, Vijaya Bank, Canara Bank, and Weir India. He has been a member of the ICFAI Academic Council and the Governing Council of the Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India. He is a registered consultant with the Office of Project Services, UNDP, New York.

He was Chairperson, Centre for Corporate Governance and Citizenship in the academic years between 2018 and 2021, Dean overseeing administration at IIMB between 2011 and 2014, Chairperson, International Student Exchange Programme 2003-2006, Chairperson, NSRCEL 2000-2003, Strategy Area Chairperson, 1997-2000, and PGP Committee Member, 2003-2006.

He was one of the awardees of the Top Ten Best Teachers Award for Executive Education, 2002. His paper, ‘Managing International Technology Alliances: Evidence from the Frontline’, was nominated for the Fourth Annual McKinsey/SMS Best Conference Paper Prize at the Strategic Management Society 21st Annual International Conference, held in San Francisco, California, USA in 2001.

IIM Bangalore thanks Prof. Raghunath for his dedicated service and for being a model professor, and wishes him happiness and success on his new journey in life.