CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF STUDIES AIMA-CME
DIRECTOR, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, TIRUCHIRAPPALLI
Dr. Bhimaraya Metri is Director at IIM Tiruchirappalli. Prior to this, he
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
Dr. Metri has published over 100 research articles. He is also co-authored
books. He is on the editorial advisory boards of national and international
journals. Dr. Metri has more than 25 years of experience in teaching,
research and consulting.
Dr. Metri has trained more than 600 Directors, Deans, Principals and HODs of
leading Engineering Institutes including NITs under Technical Education
Improvement Programme (TEQIP - World Bank assisted Project) of National
Implementation Unit (NPIU) - a unit of MHRD to improve the quality of
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
Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) USA and Institute of Supply Management
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.
ALL INDIA MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
Ms Rekha Sethi is the Director General of the All India Management
Association (AIMA), the apex body for management in
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
DR. RAJ AGRAWAL
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
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