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Fr. E. Abraham S.J., Former Director, XLRI Honoured

27th September, 2019

Fr. E. Abraham S.J., Former Director, XLRI- Xavier School of Management was recently honoured by two prestigious professional bodies for his contribution in management education in India.

All India Management Association (AIMA) conferred on him "AIMA – Kewal Nohria Award for Academic Leadership in Management Education" 2019.

Fr. Abraham was also conferred the 'AIM - ASMA Lifetime Achievement Award' at the 3rd ASMA Annual Convention & Awards 2019.

Fr. E. Abraham S.J. has been the longest serving Director of XLRI. His total tenure as Director spanned for over 16 years across two terms. He himself is also an alumnus of XLRI.

Fr. Abraham is highly regarded as a champion of India's management academia and an eminent thought leader in academic governance who has immensely contributed to the field. He has been the Founder-Secretary of the National HRD Network and the Founder-President of Indian Association of Autonomous Business Schools. He is also on the boards of International Association of Jesuit Business Schools and Association of Asia Pacific Business Schools. He has been the President of the Association of Indian Management Schools and a member of the board at IRMA. He has also been member of National Board of Accreditation and member of All India Board of Management Studies. He is presently serving as a member of board of governors at many Indian and foreign business schools, like XLRI Jamshedpur, St Xavier University Kolkata, St Xavier University Bhubaneswar and Asian institute of Management, Manila. He has received numerous accolades for his contribution to management education.

Fr. P. Christie, S.J., Director, XLRI congratulated Fr. Abraham and commented, "Fr. E. Abraham has been a true leader not only of XLRI but also of India's management academia. He has been an inspiration to the entire XL family and we have been immensely fortunate to follow his legacy. Our sincere congratulations to him for his accomplishments."

About XLRI:

XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur is a premier, private management institute in India founded in 1949 by Fr Quinn Enright, S.J. in the 'steel city' of Jamshedpur (www.xlri.ac.in). Over the last six decades, the institute has grown into a top-ranking business management school of international repute with a wide portfolio of management programs and research publications. Its alumni are spread around the globe and have demonstrated responsible business leadership in their organizations. XLRI continually strives to contribute its mite to the professional growth and management of numerous organizations and institutions across industry sectors. XLRI has been awarded two prestigious International Accreditations, viz., AACSB - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and AMBA - Association of MBAs. XLRI has also earned the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) accreditation.