Collegedunia Excellence Awards 2023


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Sebastian George

Director, XLRI Jamshedpur

  • Ongoing Board Memberships:
    • Board Member, XIME.
    • Lifetime Member, NHRD (National HRD Network).
  • Major Responsibilities Held:
    • Director at XLRI, Delhi NCR from April 2020 – July 2022.
    • Director at XIME, Chennai Campus from June 2017 – May 2019.
    • Faculty in OB & HR at XIMB from 2004-2010.
  • Academic Attainments:
    • MS, Masters in Positive Organizational Development from Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management, USA (2012-2014).
    • Ph.D. in “Transformational Leadership & its relationship with organizational citizenship behavior & organizational justice” from Madras University (2003-2007).
    • B.Th (Theology) from Vidya Jothi, New Delhi (1998-2001).
  • Publications:
    • Authored several publications, including articles in journals like “Indore Management Journal” and “Management & Labour Studies, XLRI.”
  • Training & Development Programs:
    • Conducted various Management Development Programmes (MDPs) for different corporate and development sector organizations.
    • Developed case studies/courselets for classroom training in OB/HR-related issues.
  • Conferences Attended/Participated:
    • Participated in international conferences, including “Expanding the Jesuit Higher Education Network” in Melbourne, Australia, and “Make in India Initiatives and the Changing Paradigm of Industrial Relations” in India.
    • Also participated in conferences in Seoul, Korea, and St. Louis, USA, related to Jesuit Business Schools and Information & Technology.
Prof. Sudhir Kumar Sopory

Ex- Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

  • Current Position: Emeritus Senior Scientist at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi.
  • Previous Academic Role:
    • Former Professor at the School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
    • Served as the Vice Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University.
  • Research and Publications:
    • Published over 275 papers in international journals.
    • Authored approximately 60 book chapters.
    • Edited 14 books.
  • Fellowship and Honors:
    • Fellow of all four National Science Academies in India.
    • Member of The World Academy of Sciences, Trieste, Italy.
    • Recipient of the National Civilian Award, Padma Shri.
    • S.S Bhatnagar Award from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
    • Birbal Sahni Medal from the Botanical Society of India.
    • Lifetime Achievement Awards from various organizations, including the Indian National Science Congress, PHSS Foundation, Biotechnology Research Society of India, and Society for Ethnopharmacology.
    • First Indian to receive the Corresponding Membership Award from the American Society of Plant Biologists.
Himanshu Rai

Director, IIM Indore

  • Professor Himanshu Rai serves as the Director of IIM Indore.
  • He previously held positions as the Dean of SDA Bocconi India campus and a Professor at SDA Bocconi, Milan.He has taught at IIM Lucknow and XLRI.
  • Prior to his academic career, he worked for over 8 years at Tata Steel, where he contributed significantly to Quality Systems and the Communication Policy.
  • Professor Rai authored the bestselling book “Negotiation” and delivered a TEDx talk on “Ethical Leadership: Lessons from the Vedas.”His latest book, “Organizational Behavior,” is co-authored with Steven McShane and Mary Ann Von Glinow.
  • He is a member of the high-powered advisory committee on Indian Knowledge System (IKS) of the Ministry of Education and the Vision@2047 committee of the Government of India.
  • LinkedIn has recognized him as one of the 25 most influencing voices from India.

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