The appointments committee of Cabinet headed by the Prime Minister of India appointed Dr. Dheeraj Sharma as the new Director of IIM Rohtak on Feb 10, 2017. Dr. Dheeraj Sharma has taken over the existing acting Director of Prof. Atanu Rakshit and has assumed charge of IIM Rohtak starting Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
Before his appointment as the Director of IIM Rohtak, Dr. Dheeraj Sharma was a Professor in Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has completed his doctoral degree with a major in marketing and a double minor in psychology and quantitative analysis from Louisiana Tech University, USA. Dr. Sharma has also taught and presented research at various educational institutions in North America, Europe and Asia.
The new Director has been the recipient of various awards for his academic and professional contributions. He is also associated with top global marketing associations like Academy of Marketing Science, Society of Marketing Advances, American Marketing Association, and World Marketing Congress, serving roles like a session chair, discussant, track chair, and executive member of organisation committee.
Dr. Dheeraj Sharma has to his credit over hundred publications in leading international journals, encyclopaedias, conference proceedings and books. He continues to serve as the member of the board and advisory boards of organisations like Punjab State Cooperative Milk Producers' Federation Limited (MILKFED) and IRCTC (Indian Railways). He is also known for his expert views and has been cited for the same by leading international dailies like Business Standards, Economic Times, Time of India, DNA, The Hindu, Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal, among others.
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