Co-Chair: Prof. K B Akhilesh
Organization: Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology
K.B. Akhilesh is a Professor of human resource management, organizational behavior and technology management at the Indian Institute of Science since 1982. Prior to this, he was the Chairman of the Department of Management Studies at the institute from 1993 to 1998. His research and teaching interests lie in the development of human resource skills in information technology and manufacturing sectors. He has published over 100 papers in Indian and international journals and authored seven books. Professor Akhilesh has guided over 20 doctoral students, served as an external PhD examiner in India, South Africa and USA. He has been a visiting lecturer at many universities and organizations, worldwide, including USA, Germany, France, Japan, Canada, Belgium and Sweden. He was invited as a visiting researcher by the Japan Institute of Labor, Tokyo. He is also Adjunct Professor at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) and visiting professor at the School of Information, University of Hamburg (Germany). He has taught in Pforzheim University, and University of Lemgo (Germany). As a consultant, speaker and a trainer he has interacted with companies like DaimlerChrysler, Airbus Industries, Pratt and Whitney USA, Lapp India, International Labor Organization, Volkswagen, Vee Tech, Honeywell, BSNL, 5th Central Pay Commission, Central Silk Board, DRDL (DRDO), LRDE, CPRI, among others. As a corporate management trainer and facilitator, he has participated in over 1,000 Management Development Programs. He is a member of many major professional organizations, including Academy of Management, New York, USA.
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