Dr. Himanshu Rai is the Director of IIM Indore.
Prior to this, he was a Professor at IIM Lucknow where he taught from 2006 to 2014 and then again joined back on 1 September 2016. Before this, he was the Dean of MISB Bocconi and Professor at SDA Bocconi, Milan, Italy from 2014 to 2016. Earlier, he had a stint of a little over a year at XLRI Jamshedpur. As the Convener of CAT 2010, he successfully led the largest format change in the world’s testing history exceeding all global standards of testing. He has held the positions of Chairman HRM Group, Admissions, Corporate Communications & Media Relations, and Executive Programs at IIM Lucknow.
He obtained his doctorate from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, making seminal contributions in the area of Conflict Resolution & Negotiation. His profile includes a stint of over 8 years at Tata Steel, India, where he played a pivotal role in developing Quality Systems for his Departments & Communication Policy for the Company. He teaches a variety of courses to PG & Doctoral students including Negotiation, Justice, Leadership & Business Research Methods. He has consulted with several organizations including World Bank, Planning Commission of India, International Finance Corporation, UP State Road Transport Corporation, Mahindra & Mahindra, Hero Honda, and SEWA. His consultancies include Strategic Planning, HR Interventions, and Organizational Restructuring & Development.
He is a recipient of the coveted N.T.S.E. Scholarship and Infosys Fellowship. He has published in refereed journals and books, and his current areas of research include Negotiation, HRM Issues, Management and Religion, Spirituality, Gender, Influence Tactics & Proxemics.
Himanshu loves adventure, particularly mountaineering and trekking, and has over a dozen expeditions to his credit. He is a voracious reader, a yoga teacher, and a connoisseur of music.
Dr. Himanshu Rai is a Professor at IIM Lucknow, a philosopher, and an educationist – an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, he has been teaching PG and Doctoral students at Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow since 2006. He had a two-year stint (1 September 2014 to 31 August 2016), as the Dean, MISB Bocconi (India Campus of Bocconi, Milan), and Professor, SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan, Italy, and earlier in the HR area at XLRI Jamshedpur (2005-2006). His core area is Human Resource Management, wherein he focuses on Negotiation, Leadership, and Ethics. As the Convener of CAT 2010, he successfully led the largest format change in the world’s testing history exceeding all global standards of testing. His profile includes a stint of over 8 years at Tata Steel, India, where he played a pivotal role in developing Quality Systems for his Departments and the Communication Policy for the Company.