Bilkulonline.com, Ahmedabad, June 8: Dr. Shailendra Raj Mehta took charge in Ahmedabad today as the President, Director and Distinguished Professor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at MICA – The School of Ideas. MICA is India’s premier management institute in the areas of Strategic Marketing and Communication.
Dr. Mehta has impeccable academic credentials with a BA & MA from Delhi University (St. Stephens College and Delhi School of Economics respectively). He earned an M. Phil. from Balliol College at Oxford University and a PhD from Harvard University (all in Economics). An accomplished academic, he has taught at Purdue University and IIM, Ahmedabad in the past. He headed the collaboration between Duke University’s corporate education arm Duke CE and IIM Ahmedabad. He was also the Chairman of the Board of Management at Auro University and Provost/Vice Chancellor of Ahmedabad University.
Dr. Tridip Suhrud, Member of Governing Council of MICA said, “The Governing Council of the MICA is delighted to welcome Professor Shailendra Raj Mehta as the President, Director and Distinguished Professor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at MICA. We are certain that the distinguished academic and research career that Prof. Mehta brings on board coupled with the dedicated faculty of the Institute and its immensely talented students would take MICA to its full potential.”
Dr. Shailendra Raj Mehta in his note said, “MICA was set up 26 years ago to inhabit the space at the intersection of the worlds of Business, Communication, Design, Entrepreneurship and Innovation and it is one of the very few institutions in the Asia-Pacific region to do so. More than ever before a leader has to have the ability to craft a vision and a narrative about the future and to accomplish it. The graduates of MICA have been doing so very successfully in the business, political and social arenas.”
“Our task at MICA is to have the very best research, teaching and service in these areas. Attracting the best students, staff and faculty will be our key priority. We plan to announce several high-level hires very shortly along with new and exciting global collaborations. MICA also has the experience and the expertise to understand the momentous transformations underway on account of the Digital Revolution. There is a unique opportunity for all the stakeholders of MICA to take this understanding to the next level. The next few years promise to be as exciting as any in MICA’s past. I am excited to be part of this journey.”
Dr. Preeti Shroff, Dean of MICA added “The MICA Community is honoured to welcome Prof. Shailendra Raj Mehta as the new President and Director. His strong and compassionate leadership in global research, teaching and management will further.
strengthen MICA’s education mission and strategic goals. We look forward to working with him to explore new and exciting frontiers in academic program innovations, faculty training, industry collaborations, government and social sector partnerships, and especially networking with leading institutions around the world.”