01 Dec 2016
A new Senior Associate Dean and a new role for University AffairsRe: Angela Crispi (MBA 1990); Nitin Nohria; Srikant DatarTopics:
(photo by Jimmy Ushkurnis)
Das Narayandas, the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration, was named Senior Associate Dean for External Relations this fall, taking over for Bill Sahlman, who is retiring and transitioning into a Baker Foundation Professorship. Narayandas will leave the role of Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education, but will continue to serve as Senior Associate Dean for Harvard Business Publishing (HBP).
Narayandas begins this new leadership position at the mid-point of the Harvard Business School Campaign. In his previous role in Executive Education, Narayandas oversaw a transformation of its portfolio of programs and the facilities and infrastructure that support it. “By fostering careful growth—including via blended programs that draw on resources and content not just from Executive Education but from HBP and now HBX as well—Das has shepherded a process through which Executive Education has enhanced its reputation as a premier provider of executive development to leading firms and institutions around the world, while engaging more faculty members and strengthening the School’s economic model,” Dean Nitin Nohria said in the announcement. “Das has proven himself a remarkable leader and he will now build on his experience in Executive Education and Publishing to significantly enhance alumni engagement and extend our reach through lifelong learning.”
Ralph James (MBA 1982) has been named Harvard Business School’s Executive Director for University Affairs. James, previously executive director of External Relations, will be working with Senior Associate Dean Srikant Datar to lead efforts including HBS’s engagement in the emerging Allston enterprise zone, joint programmatic ventures with the Graduate School of Education, and collaborations with the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science as it relocates to Western Avenue. The move, according to the announcement by Dean Nohria and Executive Dean for Administration Angela Quinn Crispi (MBA 1990), reflects “the increasing importance of stewarding the opportunities we face as part of One Harvard.”
Class of MBA 1982, Section D