Professor Chandrasekhar is an engineer and management professional by training. Between 1983 and 2002, he held senior management and top executive grade positions in the corporate world, in manufacturing and BFSI sectors. He was with the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad as a full Professor from April 2002 to March 2017 and held many academic leadership positions such as Area Chair, Centre Director and Dean, of multiple disciplines, multiple times. After his first five-year term as Director of IIM Visakhapatnam (March 2017-22), he has been appointed by the Board for a second full-term (March 2022-27). He has been the Chairman or Member of many high-powered, apex or empowered Committees constituted by the Ministries or Departments of the Govt. of India. He served on the Boards of organizations in the public and private sectors.
Prof. Chandrasekhar’s recent engagements include:
Education: PhD (IIT-Bombay), MTech (IIT-Delhi)
As the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute, Chandrasekhar provides leadership to IIM Visakhapatnam and is responsible for implementation of the decisions of the Board.
Earlier, at ASCI (Hyderabad) too, Chandrasekhar held many academic and administrative leadership positions such as Director of the Centre for Public Policy, Governance & Performance; Director-in-charge of the Centre for Poverty Studies & Rural Development; Director of the Centre for Innovation & Technology; Chair of the Technology Policy, Management & Innovation Area; Dean of Research & Consulting, Dean of Long-term Programs and Dean of Training Programs (Long-term & Short-term). He was also the Director of Centre for Innovations in Public Systems, a specialized Centre established by the Govt. of India.