MDI Gurgaon welcomes new faculty in 2022

Professor Sasmit Patra (Honors) Distinguished Professor and Professor Shalini Lal has joined MDI, Gurgaon as Adjutant Professor.

MDI has announced the appointment of Professor Sasmit Patra as an (Honorary) Distinguished Professor and Professor Shalini Lal as Adjutant Professor at MDI, Gurgaon.

Professor (Dr.) Shalini Lal is the founder and CEO of Unqbe, an educational and advisory organization on ‘Future of Work’. He has worked with a number of leadership teams to create leadership styles, cultures, and organizational structures that support innovation and agility. She also hosts the Future of Work Show on LinkedIn, where she hosts conversations with leading global academics, practitioners and thinkers about various future trends. He is also a published author (The Secret Life of Organizations, Hatchet India), and often writes for leading magazines and papers. His past roles include that of Director HR (Deutsche Bank); CHRO (Escorts Agri); Main, Audi and Change (Airtel). He is a UCLA PhD, Wharton Fellow, IIM-A MBA, and Stephens Eco Grad; And practitioners enjoy combining insights from academia with wisdom.

Professor (Dr.) Sasmit Patris is an educator, lawyer, media personality and politician. He is currently a member of the Rajya Sabha representing the state of Orissa and the national spokesperson of the Biju Janata Dal. He is a member of the Rajya Sabha Vice-Chairman Panel, Parliamentary Divisional Standing Committee on Human Resource Development and Parliamentary Joint Committee on Profit Office. Prior to his appointment to the Upper House of Parliament, Professor Patra served as Dean of the Xavier-Emilion Business School, a collaborative collaboration between India’s first Indo-French Business School, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar and Emilion Business School in France. His work experience extends to academics, business research, industry, multilateral, government and corporate sectors in addition to political work and social work. Dr. Potter has a PhD. MBA with specialization in Business Management, HR, and a Bachelor of Laws.

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