Devi Shetty to head IIMB Board Of Governors

Devi Shetty to head IIMB Board Of Governors

Dr Devi Prasad Shetty

Dr Devi Prasad Shetty, chairman and senior consultant cardiac surgeon, Narayana group of hospitals, has assumed the office of chairperson, Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore on Monday.

His term of office is for four years.

Assuming the office, Dr Devi Prasad Shetty said: “Over the years, the IIMB has grown to become India’s leading management institute that attracts the best and brightest students from across the country. The alumni of this institution are sought after by leading companies from across the world, including my own.”

Stressing on the drastic influence of digitisation in many fields, he added: “The world of business is more complicated than an open chest, and only the devotees of technology who can synthesise multiple data points will be able to make good decisions."

"The companies of the future will invest more into digital assets than bricks or mortar and their managers will have to supervise bots, not humans. So, the management curriculum must evolve to cope with a rapidly evolving digital landscape,” he added.

“It is a matter of immense happiness that one of the most well-known and respected persons in the field of medicine and in the business of hospital management, Dr Shetty, is IIMB’s chairperson,” said Professor G Raghuram, director, IIM Bangalore.