Ajit Rangnekar is the Dean of the Indian School of Business (ISB).
Rangnekar leads the School’s vision to be among the globally top-ranked, research-driven management institutions. His role is to attract the best of research faculty to the School, create an environment that promotes high quality research, strengthen its expertise on emerging markets issues, and to ensure the transformational development of the school’s students and alumni. Rangnekar has been associated with the ISB for close to a decade and has been instrumental in strengthening the School’s relationships with the external stakeholders - industry, policy makers, entrepreneurs, and experts.
Rangnekar believes that education institutions have the responsibility to meet the needs of government, business and society and envisions ISB playing its part in this transformation, not just in India, but all over the world. In line with this mission, he works closely with several international organisations and business school experts on improving the way management education is imparted across the world. He serves as a Director in the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). He is also a member of the Blue Ribbon Committee of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). He is also involved in an advisory capacity with several educational, student and regulatory bodies in India.
Rangnekar has a background spanning over thirty years in Consulting and Industry across different countries in Asia. Before joining the ISB, he was the Country Head, first for Price Waterhouse Consulting and then for PwC Consulting, in Hong Kong and the Philippines. He was head of the Telecom and Entertainment Industry Consulting practice for PwC in East Asia (China to Indonesia). He worked with Associated Cements Companies, India prior to moving to Hong Kong.
Rangnekar holds an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, and completed his post graduation in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.