The Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) has appointed Prof. Hitesh Bhatt as its new Director with effect from December 1, 2017.
Prof. Hitesh Bhatt, the new Director, has been with IRMA since 1995. He has specialization in the field of General Management and holds a B.Tech degree from IIT Delhi and an MS in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA.
Prof. Bhatt brings with him 18 years of industrial experience after having commenced his career with Reliance Textile Industries in 1979. Holding positions of seniority he worked with companies like Mafatlal group of mills, Sunflag group of textile and garment factories in Tanzania, and a joint venture company (Indo-Bhutanese-South Korean) in Sanand, Gujarat. He helped set up, during this phase of his career, two major textile mills and turned around another textile and garment factory faced with near closure, making it work with the maximum efficiency in East Africa.
As a dedicated academician he has been involved in teaching, training, and consulting extensively. He has trained diverse cadres of people in various organizations- including government and non-government, cooperatives, and corporations. He has also worked as Professor and Head of Centre for Management Studies at Dharmsinh Desai University in Nadiad, Gujarat.