Nagesh Rao joins Mica as director

MUMBAI: Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad (MICA) has appointed Nagesh Rao as director.

Rao is joining in from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India (IIM-A).

After former director Ashok Ranchhod resigned in May 2011, Prof Arbind Sinha had been officiating as the director.

Mudra Foundation chairman Madhukar Kamath said, “Dr. Rao has achieved outstanding success in his field of specialisation. Given his varied international experience and prolific achievements, we look forward to his steering the Institute over the next several years and taking it from its pre-eminent position as a leading communication management school in India to a globally recognised school.”

Rao added, "It is with honour and pride, I accept the position of director, Mica, a premier communications management institute in the country. With its outstanding governing council, faculty, staff and students, I look forward to taking Mica to greater heights - both nationally and internationally."

Established in 1991, communications management institute Mica’s foundation lies in being an innovative and creative school addressing the needs of an ever-changing marketing and communications environment.

Rao has been teaching for over 20 years now. Prior to IIM-Ahmadabad, he had taught in several U.S. universities, including University of Maryland, Ohio University and University of New Mexico. He had also been a visiting professor at Bangkok University, Zayed University (U.A.E.) and Hong Kong Baptist University.

He had served as a consultant or a trainer for Siemens India, NextGen Health Care, Price Waterhouse Coopers, England, Johns Hopkins University Medical School, and Northwestern University Medical School, U.S.A.

Rao is a member of the advisory board, Intercultural Communication Institute, Oregon, U.S.A and Coordinator, Website Editorial Committee, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, 2011-12.

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