Indian School of Business Dean Named to GMAC Board of Directors
The Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) has appointed the dean of the Indian School of Business (ISB) as a member of its board of directors, the ISB announced today. ISB’s Dean Ajit Rangnekar becomes the only representative from India to serve as part of the influential group, which is made up of deans from leading business schools from around the globe.
“This is a testimony to the ISB’s growing repute as a global business school imparting world-class education over the last decade,” ISB Chairman Adi Godrej said in a statement. “We are confident that Ajit’s vast experience in the education space and his zest for excellence will hold him in good stead and help him charter Asia’s, and by extension, India’s growth as the global destination for management education.”
GMAC also announced the appointments of Xiongwen Lu, dean of the School of Management at Fudan University in Shanghai, and Christine Poon, dean of the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University, as other directors.
“I am looking forward to working with Dean Lu, Dean Poon and Dean Rangnekar,” David A. Wilson, president and CEO of GMAC, said in a statement. “As the Council expands its operations internationally, launches the Next Generation GMAT exam in June 2012 and seeks to expand the reach and impact of quality graduate management education globally, each of these leaders will be integral to our success and to the idea that business and management are critical to the economic and social well-being of people worldwide,” he continued.
ISB views Rangnekar’s inclusion on the GMAC board as a reflection of India’s ascent as one of the key stakeholders on the future radar of global management education. ISB was invited to become a member of the GMAC council in 2007, and since 2004, more prospective MBA applicants have reported their GMAT scores to ISB than to any other school, including Harvard Business School, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Columbia Business School, the Indian school reports.