Savita Mahajan

She has been associated with the ISB since its inception in 2001 and has handled a number of important functions within the school. Most recently, she was the founding CEO of the Mohali Campus which she helped build. In 2013, Business Today named Savita as one of India’s Most Powerful Women in Business.

After obtaining an undergraduate degree in Economics from Delhi University, Savita did her MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, in 1981. Since then, she has worked in several Indian organisations, including Maruti Udyog Limited, Bharat Technologies, Karvy Consultants, and Intergraph India, in diverse industry sectors, including automobiles, engineering, financial services and software. At Karvy and Intergraph, she was Head of Strategy and Organisation Development. Savita has carried out consulting and training assignments for corporations and development organisations, including GE Capital, the Planning Commission, the World Bank, and the Tibetan Government in exile of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. She is a member of the GMAT School Advisory Group, which is responsible for providing practical insights into strategic decisions that the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) makes regarding the examination. Savita is widely traveled and spent a year at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs, at Princeton University, USA, as part of a mid-career fellowship programme.

Her professional interests include Strategic Management, Institutional Values, Leadership and Organisational Change.