Prof. Uday Salunkhe

Group Director

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Prof. Uday Salunkhe heads WeSchool, one of India's leading business schools. He is actively associated with universities and educational authorities at the national and international level to improve the quality of management education. Dr Salunkhe has the distinction of being the recipient of the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship, USA which identifies, empowers and links leaders across the globe, empowering them further to make the much needed impact. While on fellowship, he looked at issues pertaining to academic leadership development; social innovation and entrepreneurship; future trends in management education; corporate leadership; and models for public and private drivers of social change. His corporate experience in organisations like Mahindra & Mahindra, is a valuable asset in the higher education realm. He currently chairs the Assocham’s National Council on Education. Also drawing upon his expertise, is the CII’s Sub-committee on Education, which he co-chairs, besides being the part of FICCI Higher Education Committee. He is also affiliated with the Advisory Committee on the Skill Development under Ministry of Shipping.

Work Experience: Over 35 years of teaching and corporate experience.

Academic Affiliations:

- State - Governor’s nominee to the Senate of the University of Mumbai

- Board of Management for all Management courses of the University of Mumbai

- Academic Council, SNDT Women’s University

- Academic Board, Ruia College, Mumbai

- Formerly on Executive Board of the Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA) and Chairman of Local Management Committee (LMC) of AMDISA

- Former President of Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS)

- Formerly on Board of Governors at the College of Engineering, Pune

Professional Affiliations:

- Chairman Education Committee, Council of EU Chambers of Commerce in India

- Member, FICCI’s Higher Education Committee

- Former Chairman, CII WR’s Sub-committee on Education

- Former Chairman, National Council on Education, ASSOCHAM

- Former President, National HRD Network (NHRDN) – Mumbai Chapter

- Invited by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and CII, to be part of the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s delegation of CEOs to Germany for Hannover Messe, 2015

- Former President, AIMS(Association of Indian Management Schools) which is the second largest network of Management Schools in the world and is represented by more than 400 business schools in India