Ashish Nanda, the Robert Braucher Professor of Practice, faculty director of executive education, and research director at the Program on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School, has been appointed director of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA), in India.

Nanda’s appointment w1as announced by IIMA’s board of governors following approval by the Indian Prime Minister’s Office and various ministries in the government of India. Upon assuming his new responsibilities on Sept. 2, 2013, he will take a leave of absence from the Harvard Law School faculty, but will continue to be involved with HLS and HBS Executive Education programs.

Said Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow: “This important appointment recognizes the vital leadership of Ashish Nanda in the study and teaching of management and business dimensions of professional services sectors in a global economy. Our students and colleagues have benefitted from his rich knowledge of organizational behavior, culture and processes and the increasingly global reach of law and business organizations.  How wonderful that Ashish now has the opportunity to give back to the school where he trained—and how terrific that he will continue his involvement in Harvard Law School’s Executive Education program and strengthen its cutting edge role in research and teaching about this transformative time for law firms and global law practice.”

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