Professor Madan Pillutla is the New Dean of the Indian School of Business (ISB)

By Team Marcomm Jul 01, 2021

[July 1, 2021]: Today, Professor Madan Pillutla formally takes over as the 6th Dean of The Indian School of Business (ISB) from Professor Rajendra Srivastava on the successful completion of his term. Professor Rajendra Srivastava will continue to be at ISB as the Novartis Professor of Marketing Strategy and Innovation.   

Professor Pillutla is a globally acclaimed management thought leader on organisational behaviour and has many research papers and publications to his credit. He has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from BITS, Pilani, post graduate degrees from XLRI, Jamshedpur and the University of Illinois and a PhD from the University of British Columbia.

Professor Pillutla research has been on how individual biases interact with organizational structures to affect decisions and interpersonal outcomes. Professor Pillutla is an award-winning teacher and has held several leadership positions in the years that he has been at the London Business School.  He has also held editorial positions in several prestigious academic journals

Welcoming Professor Pillutla, Harish Manwani, Chairperson, ISB Executive Board said - “Much was achieved under Professor Rajendra Srivastava’s tenure in building ISB’s reputation as a leading business school in India and internationally.   ISB is delighted to have yet another globally acclaimed thought leader like Professor Madan Pillutla to lead the school in its exciting next phase. I have no doubt that ISB will achieve even greater heights under his leadership in terms of excellence in business education and importantly, equipping its students to become future ready in a fast-changing world.  On behalf of the Executive Board and ISB community, I welcome Dean Pillutla."

Professor Pillutla has been associated with the school from the very early days of its inception (2001) and was involved in shaping up the programmes and curriculum at ISB. He taught the founding batches of the PGP program received the best teacher award from the inaugural batch of students from the Mohali campus. He has also served as the area leader for organization behaviour at ISB.

Sharing his thoughts on taking the charge as Dean of ISBProfessor Madan Pillutla said - “I am delighted to have this opportunity to serve ISB – a school that has been close to my heart since its inception. I have witnessed ISB’s growth and remarkable achievements. I look forward to working with the Executive Board, faculty, staff, students and alumni at ISB, our associate schools, government and industry so that we can build on these fantastic achievements and take our place among the world’s most impactful business schools.”

The Indian School of Business, over the last twenty years has grown at a rapid pace and has earned several prestigious accolades. ISB is the youngest business school to consistently rank among the top global MBA programmes. Professor Pillutla brings with him over 25 years of rich and varied work experience at the London Business School and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology to the fore, which in turn will facilitate ISB scale newer and greater heights.


About ISB

The Indian School of Business (ISB) is a global business school offering world class management education to professionals at its two LEED rated green building campuses – Hyderabad and Mohali. A rich and vibrant pool of research-oriented resident faculty, robust academic partnerships, thriving alumni network, and backing of an influential board and guidance of industry’s thought leadership has enabled ISB to fast emerge and consolidate itself as a premier global business school in the emerging markets. The school is also one of the largest providers of executive education in Asia and the most research-productive Indian management institution.

The school, over the last twenty years has grown at a rapid pace and has earned several prestigious accolades. ISB is the youngest business school to consistently rank among the top global MBA programmes. In December 2019 Poets & Quants gave ISB an integrated ranking of #16 worldwide across FT, Forbes and Bloomberg Businessweek. The resident faculty is ranked in the top 25 globally in terms of per capita research productivity in the leading global management journals.  ISB had the honour of receiving accreditations from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). ISB gains the unique distinction of becoming the 100th business school in the world to achieve the coveted ‘Triple Crown’ accreditations- AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. ISB envisions to become an internationally top-ranked, research-driven, and independent management institute that grooms future leaders for India and the world. To know more about ISB, please visit: