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IIM-A Director Ashish Nanda steps down

27 Apr 2017 | By Gaurav Jeyaraman
IIM-A Director Ashish Nanda resigns

Ashish Nanda, director of IIM Ahmedabad has decided to step down from his post.

According to Nanda, he will step down on 1 September, when he completes 4 years out of his 5 year term.

He said he was leaving as it was difficult living away from his wife and son.

IIM-A chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla has accepted his resignation.

In context: IIM-A Director Ashish Nanda resigns

Ashish NandaWho is Ashish Nanda?

Ashish Nanda is the director of IIM Ahmedabad.

Prior to this he worked for 7 years as a professor at Harvard Law School. He worked for 13 years as a professor at Harvard Business School prior to that.

Nanda graduated in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi. He went on to complete his MBA from IIM-A, AM in Economics (Harvard), Ph.D. in Business Economics (Harvard).

27 Apr 2017IIM-A Director Ashish Nanda steps down

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Kumar Mangalam Birla resignation "with regret"

In his response, IIM-A Chiarman Kumar Mangalam Birla said "I fully understand your need to be with family and the inconvenience that the separation is causing you. Hence, I accept your resignation, albeit with regret."