Dr. Bhimaraya Metri is Director at IIM Tiruchirappalli. Prior to this, he was Dean at L&T Institute of Project Management at Vadodara. He also served as a Professor & Dean at MDI Gurgaon, IMI, New Delhi and an In-charge, Ph.D. Programmes at BITS Pilani. Dr. Metri has rich academic administrative experience. An authority in the field of quality, project management and SCM, Dr. Metri has published over 100 research articles. He is also co-authored six books. He is on the editorial advisory boards of national and international journals. Dr. Metri has more than 25 years of experience in teaching, training, research and consulting.

Dr. Metri has trained more than 600 Directors, Deans, Principals and HODs of leading Engineering Institutes including NITs under Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP - World Bank assisted Project) of National Project Implementation Unit (NPIU) - a unit of MHRD to improve the quality of technical education in the country.

Dr. Metri led a successful national and international Accreditation & Re-accreditation, led a Curriculum Review Committee that undertook a major overhaul of the PGDM programmes, enhanced the physical and knowledge infrastructure and increased the strength of PGDM programmes.
Dr. Metri received his Ph.D from IIT Powai, Mumbai. Dr. Metri is the member of Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) USA and Institute of Supply Management (ISM) USA. Dr. Metri was on the Board of Directors of DSI and is the first Indian elected as the Vice President (Asia Pacific Division), Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), Houston, Texas, USA.



Ms Rekha Sethi is the Director General of the All India Management Association (AIMA), the apex body for management in India.

AIMA is a non-lobbying organization, working closely with Industry, Government, Academia and students to further the cause of the management profession in India. AIMA makes a salutary contribution to management learning and practice in the country by offering various services in the areas of testing, distance education, research, publications and management development programmes.

Rekha took charge of AIMA in June 2008. She has since established AIMA as the preferred platform for discussions and debate on management and has deepened AIMA's relationship with the Government of India and India Inc. AIMA now attracts India's top industry leaders and policy makers on its platform.

Rekha is also on the Boards of some leading Indian companies as an Independent Director including Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, the world's fifth largest specialty generic pharmaceutical company and India's top pharmaceutical company. She is also on the Board of Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd.

Rekha is an Independent Director on the Board of CESC, one of India's leading Power generation and distribution companies and the flagship company in the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group. She is also on the Board of Spencer's Retail Ltd. She is also an Independent Director on the Board of Hero Steels Limited, which manufactures steel sheets and products.

She is part of the Executive Council of the National Board of Accreditation, which is mandated to facilitate quality in technical education syllabi in India and a member of the Advisory Board of the Switzerland based St Gallen Foundation think tank, Leaders of Tomorrow - Knowledge Pool.

Prior to joining AIMA, Rekha worked with India's premier industry organization, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for over 17 years. There she led the initiative to create high-profile international events to promote India's economic interests.



Currently, Dr. Raj Agrawal is Director of AIMA-CME. Before joining AIMA-CME Dr. Agrawal was Director of IILM Academy of Higher Learning, Greater Noida. He is also a "Visiting Research Professor" in Montana State University, Billings, US. He has more than twenty years of academic experience of working in prestigious national institutions like; All India Management Association, Association of Indian Universities, Motilal Regional Engineering College and other national institutes. Earlier also Dr Agrawal has worked in AIMA-CME as Officiating Director/Dean from 2000 to 2003. He is also guest faculty in prestigious institutes like; IMT, IIFT and Delhi School of Economics.

Dr. Agrawal has done Ph.D in Economics from Allahabad University. A prolific writer and keen researcher, he has written more than seventy articles in leading national and international journals. Dr. Agrawal has considerable expertise in WTO and related matters. He has been regularly invited by national and overseas organizations to deliver talks on contemporary economic issues. He is also a consultant in UNCTAD and resource person in Globalisation of Service Project of William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan, Ann-Arbor, U.S.

Dr. Agrawal has also authored four books including the text book on "Business Environment" which is very popular among MBA students.