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Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad


Samir Kumar Barua

M.Tech (IIT Kanpur), Fellow (IIM, Ahmedabad)
Director, IIMA

Academic and professional pursuits cut across several disciplines; specific areas of interest include capital markets, portfolio theory, international finance, operations research & decision sciences, applied statistics, operations management, and management information & control systems. Has taught courses in these areas at IIM, Ahmedabad, India and as visiting professor to academic institutions in several other countries – USA, The Netherlands and Singapore. Has also taught extensively in national and international executive training programmes. Recipient of the national “Best Teacher 2001” award, awarded by Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS). Participated in ‘Corporate Governance Leadership Programme’, June 2005, organized in Washington D.C. by Global Corporate Forum and Centre for International Private Enterprise. Has authored over one hundred eight papers/articles that have been published/presented in national and international academic and business journals/publications and conferences. Has co-authored two books: Portfolio Management: and The Great Indian Scam: story of the missing Rs. 4000 crore. The second book became a best-seller. Has authored more than fifty case studies in management and has authored several management games for training in managerial decision making. Has been a consultant to many public and private organizations, in the manufacturing, banking and financial services sectors. Has been intimately associated with the Indian financial sector for over two decades. Has prepared policy papers for the Ministry of Finance, Government of India and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on restructuring of capital markets and the banking sector respectively. Was also member of the Committee set up by Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) for preparing a Report on Reforms of Stock Exchanges. Was member of the Technical Committee on Government Securities set up by RBI (1998-2000); member of the Risk Management Group for Equities constituted by Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI), 2001-03; member of the Steering Committee and the Curriculum Committee on Certification for trading in Financial Markets of the National Stock Exchange (NSE), 1999-2002. Was member of the Governing Board of Bombay Stock Exchange (1999-2003). Was member of the Derivatives Market Council of the Bombay Stock Exchange (1999-2003). Was member of the Index Committee of the Bombay Stock Exchange (1999-2003). Was member of the Board of National Mineral Development Corporation (1999-2002). Was member of the Governing Board of Foundation for Research on Portfolio Management set up by ICFAI. Was member of the Board of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), a Fortune-500 company, 1999 - 2008. Currently, he is member of the Board of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (a Fortune-500 company); STCI Finance Limited; IOT Infrastructure & Energy Services Ltd; Torrent Power Ltd; Axis Bank; Coal India Ltd; ONGC (a Maharatna Central Public Sector Enterprises). He is member of the Prasar Bharati Board and Board of Trustees of ILRI, Nairobi, Kenya. He was member of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) on Monetary Policy of Reserve Bank of India (2009-11).

He is Director, IIM Ahmedabad, India.

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