Ms Radhika Shrivastava, Executive Director, FIIB
FIIB aims to be a global center of excellence in management education, grooming leaders of social and business relevance. In almost two decades of existence, the college has developed a niche for its programs that focus on developing managers with a leadership orientation, a global mindset and a sustainability sensitization. With a professional management, excellent faculty resources, academic and support infrastructure and strategic location, the college is a front–runner in providing management education with a difference.
In the past year, the college has been able to successfully achieve, (a) Better diversity (research, industry exposure/experience) of faculty, (b) Sharper focus on an industry-relevant and futuristic curriculum, (c) Customized approach to identify skill-gaps and better matching of individual aspirations with learning, employability outcomes, and (d) Increased relevance of the college activities for external stakeholders like former associates and the industry at large.
FIIB continues to build on carefully chosen areas of excellence (viz. Business Analytics, Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Supply-Chain, and Sustainability) and is making an all-out effort to improve learning, faculty development and academic-industry integration in these domains.
While continuous focus on all the above areas will be sustained in the coming year, a special emphasis shall be laid upon, (a) Improved and all-round adoption of Quality Assurance in the curriculum development and delivery, (b) Efforts towards relevant international accreditation of the programs, and (c) Enhancement of continuous learning opportunities for industry professionals.
Given that India is going through interesting and unique political, economic changes in the coming year, and as our country strives to re-discover its rightful place in the global economy, FIIB is more committed than ever to embrace these changes and prepare its college grads for the challenges that the future holds.
About Ms Radhika Shrivastava
Ms Radhika Shrivastava, Executive Director at the college. A summa cum laude from Tufts University. MA with Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and PGDBM from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, Ms Radhika Shrivastava started her career with the global consulting firm Deloitte Consulting helping clients on issues related to business process reengineering. She later worked with the International Finance Corporation (private sector branch of the World Bank) for over 8 years as an investment professional responsible for IFC’s investments in the manufacturing sector. Her investment projects varied from simple project finance transactions and portfolio monitoring to complex management buy-outs and early stage venture capital financing. As Executive Director of FIIB, she is currently providing strategic direction and vision to the college since 2005.