The Institute

Chairpersons of the Board of Governors

Dr. Jivraj N Mehta

Dr. Jivraj N Mehta (1887-1978) was a renowned physician, freedom fighter, administrator and the first Chief Minister of Gujarat.

He was born on 29 August, 1887, in Amreli, studied at the Grant Medical College and JJ Hospital in Bombay and lived in London from 1909 to 1915, where he completed his FRCS and MD. After suffering a personal setback in health, and practicing for the Tata's and the Baroda State, he assumed the position of the first Dean of KEM Hospital in Bombay in 1925.

Shri Prakash Tandon

Mr. Prakash Tandon (1911-2004) was one of the leading business leaders of India in the twentieth century, a pioneer in professional management and the first Indian Chairman of Hindustan Unilever Limited (then Hindustan Lever Limited).

Shri S L Kirloskar

Mr. S L Kirloskar (1903-1994) was a leading Indian business leader of the twentieth century who played a pivotal role in the rise of the Kirloskar group.

Shri Keshub Mahindra

Mr. Keshub Mahindra (1923-) was one of the most influential Indian business leaders in the second half of the twentieth century and steered the Mahindra group from a small firm importing steel and assembling jeeps to one of the flagship business groups of India with a major presence in the automobile and tractor sectors.

Dr. V Krishnamurthy

Dr. V Krishnamurthy (1925-2022) was a leading Indian administrator and leader in the world of public sector management.

Shri A P Venkateswaran

Mr. Ayilam Panchapakesha Venkateswaran (1930-2014) was a career diplomat and IIMA Chairperson during the tumultuous years of the economic crisis in 1990-91.

Dr. S K Khanna

Dr. S K Khanna (1932-) is an academic in the field of transportation and highway engineering and an administrator in the world of higher education in India.

Dr. I G Patel

Dr. Indraprasad Gordhanbhai Patel (1924-2005) was a leading Indian economic policymaker and the 14th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.

Shri N R Narayana Murthy

Mr. Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy (1946-), co-founder of Infosys, is an iconic business leader who was instrumental in forging India's growth momentum in the Information & Technology (IT) sector.

Dr. Vijaypat Singhania

Dr. Vijaypat Singhania (1938-) is a leading Indian industrialist who helped build the Raymond group.