Prof Ashok Banerjee assumes charge as new director, IIM Udaipur

Prof Ashok Banerjee assumes charge as new director, IIM Udaipur

IIM Udaipur has appointed professor Ashok Banerjee, faculty at IIM Calcutta, as its new director. Prof Banerjee has assumed charge on August 1, 2022, and succeeds Prof Janat Shah, who has helmed the institute for 11 years, since its inception in 2011.

Prof. Banerjee is a Chartered Accountant and holds an M.Com. Degree from Calcutta University and a Ph.D. from Rajasthan University. A seasoned academician with vast experience as a senior professor in the finance and control area, his research interests are in the areas of high-frequency finance, Fintech, and sentiment analysis. He was the dean (new initiatives and external relations) at IIM Calcutta from 2012 to 2015.

Prior to joining IIM Calcutta, he was a professor at IIM Lucknow.

He also serves as an independent director on the Boards of companies in the financial and technology sectors.

During his stint as dean, Prof Banerjee is credited with setting up an incubator at IIM Calcutta, called IIM Calcutta Innovation Park, which is recognised by the Department of Science & Technology as a technology business incubator. Prof. Banerjee was the founder-coordinator of the Financial Research and Trading Laboratory of IIM Calcutta.

Prof Banerjee’s appointment comes following Prof Janat Shah’s completion of his second Term. With an additional year in-between the two terms, he was in effect at the helm for 11 years, right from inception.

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