Srikant Datar, the Arthur Lowes Dickinson Professor of Enterprise Administration at Harvard Enterprise College, will change into the College’s subsequent dean, Harvard University President Larry Bacow launched on Friday.
India born Datar is the 11th Dean in the prestigious Harvard Enterprise College’s 112-one year history and can salvage payment on January 1, 2021.
He succeeds Nitin Nohria, who final November launched his plans to conclude his deanship in dwell June this one year after ten years of service, however agreed to proceed by this December in witness of the COVID19 pandemic.
A chartered accountant and a gold medallist from IIM Ahmedabad, Datar holds two grasp’s levels in Statistics (1983) and economics (1984) and a doctorate in industry (1985)–all from Stanford University. Datar obtained his bachelor’s degree, with distinction, from the University of Bombay in 1973. He had joined the HBS faculty in 1996.
“Srikant Datar is an innovative educator, a basic student, and a deeply experienced academic chief”, acknowledged Bacow in asserting the appointment. “He’s a number one thinker about the formulation forward for industry training, and he has fair lately played an very principal feature in HBS’s artistic response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. He has served with distinction in a vary of management positions over his virtually 25 years at HBS, whereas furthermore forging unique collaborations with various Harvard Colleges”.
Professor Datar, who has served since 2015 as faculty chair of the Harvard Innovation Labs, or i-Lab, is right now a member of the Board of Governors of IIM Calcutta. He previously served on the boards of IIM Ahmedabad, HCL Applied sciences and KPIT Applied sciences. Datar is furthermore part of the governing body of S P Jain Institute of Management and Compare.
Situation of experience
Datar has written and spoken widely on the formulation forward for industry training, and his huge ranging academic pursuits embody scheme thinking, info science, synthetic intelligence, innovative mission solving, approach implementation, and worth administration. Most fair lately, he has been intensively engaged in envisioning and implementing the innovative hybrid teaching and discovering out mannequin that HBS has adopted according to COVID-19 pandemic.