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Fulfilling the Demand by Prof. Sebastian Morris, Chairperson, Executive Education Programmes

Biography

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Educational Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (Economics)". Minor' areas of specialisation are finance and behavioural sciences. The doctoral dissertation was titled: Direct Foreign Investments from India (1964 83).
  • M.Sc. (five year integrated in Physics), of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Other Academic Programme:

  • Attended the Public Enterprise Management Programme (three months), of the University of Leeds, UK

Academic Affiliation

Currently Professor at Indian Institute of Management (Area: Economics)

  • Earlier: Was senior staff writer and correspondent for Business India (magazine) from September 1982 to November 1983. Work involved editing, reporting, as well as writing feature articles.
  • Employed at the Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, in the Economics Group, from June to August 31, 1994 as Associate Professor, and earlier as Assistant Professor from April 1986. Work involved research, teaching, training, and consultancy.
  • Employed as Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Work involved teaching, research and consultancy. (June 92 to July 96) and then as Associate Professor (1996-2000)
  • Was Visiting Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA from August 25, 1993 to August 31, 1994, and has been visiting faculty at ESSEC, Paris.

Professional Affiliation

Member of the Working Group for the Ninth Plan on Small Scale Industries, and Chairman of the group's Subcommittee on Finance and Sickness (1997-99).

Member of the Working Group for Small Firms, Planning Commission (1999-2001).

Member. PD Agarwal Management Research Support Foundation (1995-2000)

Member, Advisory Task Force (for evaluating Memorandum of Understanding (MoU's) of Public Enterprises) of the Bureau of Public Enterprise (1997-2000)

Member, Confederation of Indian Industry's (CII's) Consultation Group on Economic Policies (Gujarat), (1999-2002).

Council Member, CII (Gujarat) (1999-2002)

Member of the Working Group on Power, Government of Gujarat, (1998-1999).

Member of the Working Group on Infrastructure, of the CII (2001-)

Coordinator of the 3iNetwork set up by IITK, IIMA and IDFC (1999-)

Member of the Working Group on Power for the 10th Plan (May 2001-2004)

External member on the Board of the Gujarat State Energy Transmission Company (December 2000-)

Chairperson of the Audit Committee of the Board of the Gujarat State Energy Transmission Company (2005-)

Chairperson of the Procurement Committee of the Gujarat State Energy Transmission Company (2005-)

Member of the Government of India's (Ministry of Commerce) Expert Group on Trade and Investment (2002-)

Member Indian Historical Records Commission (2002-)

Member of the CII Energy Council for Gujarat (1998-2002)

Member of the Consultative Group for the 10th Plan, Planning Commission –External Sector

Member of the Consultative Group for the 10th Plan Planning Commission – Industry

Chairperson of the subcommittee and member of the High Powered Committee on Fertiliser Pricing (YK Alagh) (Sub-committee : Pricing and Availability of Feedstock ) (2004- 2006)

Member of the Planning Commission's study on Demand for Electricity (2004-2006)

High Level Committee on Outcome Budget, GOI (2005-2008)

CII National Council on Infrastructure, Delhi (2005-)

External Member for Bid Evaluation of Mega Power Projects (2007-08,2008-09, 2009-10 MSEDCL)

National Committee for Promotion of Social and Economic Welfare (member) (2007-)

Member of the Board of Directors of the IIMA-Idea Telecom Centre of Excellence, and initiator of the Centre at IIMA

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