Srikant Datar, will change into the second consecutive dean hailing from India to guide the celebrated 112-year-old establishment. Datar will start his service on January 1, 2021.
Since becoming a member of the college in 1996, Datar has held a sequence of key positions, because the School’s senior affiliate dean liable for school recruiting, school improvement, govt schooling, analysis, and presently for University affairs.
“I am equal measures humbled and honored to take on this role,” stated Datar. “Harvard Business School is an institution with a remarkable legacy of impact in research, education, and practice. Yet the events of the past year have hastened our passage to an unforeseen future. I look forward to working with colleagues and friends of the School — including throughout Harvard, in our Boston community, and around the world — to realize our mission in what undoubtedly will be an exciting new era.”
Datar will change into the 11th dean within the Business School’s 112-year historical past. He will succeed Nitin Nohria, who final November introduced his plans to conclude his deanship on the finish of June 2020. Datar acquired his bachelor’s diploma, with distinction, from the University of Bombay in 1973. A chartered accountant, he went on to obtain a postgraduate diploma in enterprise administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, earlier than finishing a grasp’s levels in statistics (1983) and economics (1984) and a PhD in enterprise (1985), all from Stanford University.