Joining the 'JLU family' straight from Ohio, USA: Dr. Nilesh Khare, Dean Executive and Distance Education.

We are happy to welcome our new colleague in the leadership team, a consultant, academician and corporate trainer; Dr. Nilesh Khare. He has joined us as the Dean (Executive & Distance Education), Professor and the Director, Jagran Lakecity Business School to help lead the University's initiatives in executive and distance education from scratch and help accelerate Jagran Lakecity Business School's journey on the path of leading business schools in India. Dr. Khare hails from the Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA. He taught at the Fisher for about 6 years and earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration (Strategy major) in 2010. He has also earned MBA (Finance and Marketing), CFA, and BE (Electronics and Telecommunication) in India and was awarded a gold medal in CFA Beta Group along with national scholarships.

He has advised leading corporates in India, UAE, and USA on strategy formulation, evaluation, and implementation. He conducts corporate management development programs focused on strategic management areas and has worked with a range of institutions from startups to MNCs across Industries. Some of his Indian clients include Taj Group of Hotels, VSNL, Marico Industries, Times of India group, BPCL, and DHFL along with management consulting firms such as PwC, KPMG South Africa, and the Henley Center.

Dr. Khare is passionate about teaching business and corporate strategy, international business strategy, and strategic change and innovation management courses at MBA and undergraduate levels. Over the last 6 years, he has taught in Dubai, USA and as a guest lecturer in India including IIM.

He has consistently presented his research at the most prestigious international conferences in his field. He has done research in areas like strategic management which focuses on clarifying and integrating theories that informs firms about 'boundary decisions.’ These decisions are related to issues such as vertical integration, outsourcing, offshoring, strategic alliances, and diversification. Additionally, he has also conducted research that examined boundary choices of public, commercial, quasi-commercial, and NGO organizations in the context of poverty alleviation and public services. In particular, his work focuses on microfinance context.