Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) has announced the appointment of Harvard Law School professor Ashish Nanda as its director, Business Standard reported. The term of the previous director, Samir Barua, had ended about 10 months ago. Nanda would assume charge on September 2.
“He would be visiting the campus for a few days from August 15 to acquaint himself and meet the faculty and staff,” the institute said in a statement announcing Nanda’s appointment. Sources at IIM-A said Nanda would visit the campus till August 23, after which he would go to Harvard, only to return to IIM-A on September 1. It could not be ascertained whether Nanda had quit his post at Harvard or he would be on sabbatical for the IIM-A posting.