Bangalore, INDIA, March 20, 2012: MindTree Limited, a global IT and Product Engineering Services Company, today announced the appointment of Professor Pankaj Chandra to its Board of Directors with effect from March 19, 2012.
“Professor Pankaj Chandra is a highly respected name in management education, research, policy and administration. His joining the MindTree Board will further improve our stature, help question and refine management strategy. Additionally, the move will build stronger bridges with the academic community for whom we have abiding respect” said Dr. Albert Hieronimus, Chairman, MindTree Limited.
Speaking on his appointment, Professor Pankaj Chandra said “It is an honor to be part of team MindTree, one of the most admired companies in the industry. I have been following MindTree for some time and have been impressed with the Company’s remarkable growth rate. I look forward to helping MindTree achieve profitable and sustained growth across a global footprint.”
Professor Chandra is currently a professor of Operations & Technology Management and the Director at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore. A tenured faculty at McGill University, Montreal since 1988, Professor Chandra taught at IIM-Ahmedabad since 1994 and has been at IIM-B since 1997. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Technology from Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University and his Ph.D. degree from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA. Professor Chandra also served as chairperson of Centre for Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship, IIM-A, India from May 1999 to April 2001 and from November 2006 to December 2007.
Additionally, Professor Chandra’s research and consulting have focused on manufacturing management, supply chain coordination, building technological capabilities; hi-tech entrepreneurship. He has lectured and consulted in many countries around the world. Finally, Professor Chandra’s writings on production and operation management and technological innovations have been widely published.
MindTree Limited is a global IT and Product Engineering Services Company with deep knowledge in specific domains. MindTree is acknowledged as the best mid-size software services company in India for its capability to build, test and deploy solutions. The Company also places significant emphasis on culture, customer centricity and corporate governance. MindTree is awarded the “Best Corporate Governance, India, 2012” by World Finance magazine in 2012. MindTree is ranked No. 2 among the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) India Award winners in 2011. In 2010, the Company ranked 13th in NASSCOM’s listing of Top IT Software and Services Exporters in India (excluding BPO). Please visit us at www.mindtree.com .