Srikant Datar, the Arthur Lowes Dickinson Professor of Enterprise Administration at Harvard Enterprise College, will turn out to be the College’s next dean, Harvard University President Larry Bacow announced on Friday.
India born Datar is the 11th Dean within the approved Harvard Enterprise College’s 112-twelve months history and might well recall fee on January 1, 2021.
He succeeds Nitin Nohria, who final November announced his plans to elevate out his deanship in cease June this twelve months after ten years of carrier, but agreed to proceed by procedure of this December in stare 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 bought his bachelor’s level, with distinction, from the University of Bombay in 1973. He had joined the HBS school in 1996.
“Srikant Datar is an modern educator, a renowned pupil, and a deeply experienced academic leader”, stated Bacow in asserting the appointment. “He’s a main thinker regarding the long bustle of industry training, and he has no longer too long within the past done an critical unbiased in HBS’s inventive response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. He has served with distinction in a form of management positions over his virtually 25 years at HBS, whereas also forging new collaborations with other Harvard Faculties”.
Professor Datar, who has served since 2015 as school chair of the Harvard Innovation Labs, or i-Lab, is within the imply time a member of the Board of Governors of IIM Calcutta. He beforehand served on the boards of IIM Ahmedabad, HCL Technologies and KPIT Technologies. Datar is also a part of the governing body of S P Jain Institute of Administration and Learn.
Space of journey
Datar has written and spoken extensively on the long bustle of industry training, and his wide ranging academic pursuits encompass fabricate taking into account, data science, artificial intelligence, modern direct fixing, approach implementation, and fee administration. Most no longer too long within the past, he has been intensively engaged in envisioning and implementing the modern hybrid instructing and discovering out model that HBS has adopted per COVID-19 pandemic.