Jamshedpur: Father E Abraham S.J., the former director of XLRI, Jamshedpur has passed away on Monday. He suffered a cardiac arrest Wednesday morning and passed away. He was 70.
Father Abraham has been the longest serving director of XLRI. His total tenure as director of XLRI spanned for over 16 years across two terms.
He himself was an alumnus of XLRI.
He was respected as a doyen of 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 was 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.
His students and colleagues have condoled his demise.