Harvard Business School appoints head for its Mumbai center

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New York, Apr 2 (UNI) Harvard Business School, a century-old institution that is part of the oldest university in the US, has appointed Anjali Raina as executive director of the school's Mumbai-based India Research Center.

''We are delighted to have Anjali Raina take on this important leadership role at our India Research Center,'' Krishna Palepu, professor of Business Administration and senior associate dean for International Development at the school, said in a statement.

She will focus on building and maintaining relationships with senior business leaders in the region to facilitate the expanding work of the center in research, educational programs and alumni endeavors, he added.

Ms Raina has spent the past 15 years at Citigroup (India), most recently as country training director. She had also worked for more than a decade at ANZ Grindlays Bank. She earned a master's degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, in 1981, and a bachelor's degree in English (honours) from Loreta College, the University of Calcutta, in 1979.

As part of its effort in India, Harvard Business School recently launched two Executive Education programs to complement and strengthen the Mumbai center. 'Building Global Enterprises in India,' one such program, was held in Hyderabad during February 10 to 15 this year. The other program, 'The South Asia Real Estate Seminar,' will be offered in the Andhra Pradesh capital during June 17 to 20, the statement said.

The School's faculty has long been interested in the economies of India and other countries of South Asia for its research and development of courses. The center was established by the school, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2006 to provide support for the faculty's effort. Such centers, established in various parts of the world, help the faculty work with officials in the areas of industry, government and academia, according to a statement available from the school.

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