President and Director of MICA, Ahmedabad

Dr. Shailendra Raj Mehta is the President and Director of MICA in Ahmedabad. Prior to this he headed Auro University (as Chairman of the Board of Management and Acting Vice Chancellor) and Ahmedabad University (as Provost/Vice Chancellor). He returned to India in 2006-7 to head the collaboration between Duke CE (Duke University’s Corporate Education Arm) and IIM-Ahmedabad, where he was also Visiting Professor of Business Policy. Prior to that he was at Purdue University for 16 years, where he taught Economics and Strategic Management.

He is rated as one of the top strategy researchers in the country. He consults with and teaches senior leaders in India and around the world (including CEOs in Pakistan). He has co-created and mentored several startups.

His BA and MA are from Delhi University (St. Stephen’s College and Delhi School of Economics respectively), his MPhil is from Balliol College, Oxford, and his PhD is from Harvard.