26th June 2024  Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India  Professor Shobha Das has been appointed as the new Dean of the Amrut Mody School of Management at Ahmedabad University, effective Friday, June 14, 2024. She will lead a school that is growing in influence, has one of the most talented young faculty in the country, and offers some very innovative business programs.

Shobha Das, Dean

Professor Das, who joins from the IFMR Graduate School of Business, Korea University, has served there as Dean and as Professor, PhD Committee Chair, and Strategy Area Chair. She has a three-decade-long experience that includes Nanyang Business School at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and Qatar University. Having completed her PhD in Strategic Management and Organization from the University of Minnesota, USA, MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and BA (Honours) in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, she also received the National Talent Search Scholarship for her higher secondary, undergraduate, and postgraduate studies.

Trained in the case method at the Harvard Business School (the PCMPCL program), Professor Das has taught a wide range of Undergraduate, Master, Doctoral, and Executive courses, bringing to bear her expertise in the spheres of Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Innovation, and Technology. She pioneered the use of simulation while teaching at all the Universities she has been associated with.

Professor Das has published in highly regarded journals including the Academy of Management Review, Management Science, and Strategic Management Journal.

Professor Pankaj Chandra, Vice Chancellor, said that Professor Das, with her strong strategic perspective and global experience will lead the Amrut Mody School of Management into its next era, especially when technology and sustainability are reshaping business education and its research agenda.