XLRI Announces Leadership Transition Fr. P. Christie, S.J. Appointed as New Director of XLRI – Xavier School of Management

XLRI Announces Leadership Transition Fr. P. Christie, S.J. Appointed as New Director of XLRI – Xavier School of Management

XLRI Announces Leadership Transition Fr. P. Christie, S.J. Appointed as New Director of  XLRI – Xavier School of Management

13th June, 2019: XLRI – Xavier School of Management, one of India’s premier B-Schools, today announced a cha nge in leadership. After completion of his second term, Fr. E. Abraham S.J. handed over the reins to Fr. P. Christie, S.J., as the new Director of the country’s leading management institute. Fr. P. Christie, S.J. has taken over the res ponsibilities as the new Director of XLRI with immediate effect. His predecessor, Fr. E. Abraham, has been the lo ngest serving Director of XLRI. His total tenure as Director spanned for over 16 years across two terms. He him self is also an alumnus of XLRI.

Prior to joining XLRI, Fr. Christie has been serving as the Director of Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai for 11 years. His association with LIBA goes back to 1999, where he started as Assistant Prof essor of Decision Sciences and later became the Dean before taking up the responsibility of the Director. Fr. Ch ristie holds a MBA and Ph.D. in Business Administration from St. Louis University, St. Louis, USA with Major in Decision Sciences. He also holds a master’s degree in statistics from Madras Christian College, Chennai. With his vast experience in evaluations and strategic planning he has undertaken several consulting assignments and str ategic planning of programs and organizations in India and abroad.

Speaking on his appointment, Fr. P. Christie, S.J., Director, XLRI said, “It is indeed a privilege to be a part of XLRI and it is a huge responsibility to help shepherd XL RI at this exciting juncture. XLRI’s mission-led growth over se ven decades has been guided by four important hallmarks of Jesuit education – ‘Excellence’, ‘Inte grity and Ethics’, ‘Holistic Growth of an Individual’ and ‘Social Consciousness’. Ex cellence and Ethics are important elements of XLRI’s  DNA and is passed on to every student of the institution. One of the goals of XLRI is to nurture responsi ble leaders who are conscious and sensitive towards the needs of lesser privil eged sections of the society and work for inclusive and sustainable growth of India and we will continue to place a strong emphasis on our ethos.”

While reflecting on the leadership change, Fr. E. Abraham S.J., Former Director, XLRI said, “I congratulate Fr. Ch ristie and wish him the very best in his new role. I am confident that he would successfully spearhead XLRI to be an institution of excellence and management-centric research while nurturing responsible global leaders for the greater com mo n good and a sustainable future.”

Commenting on the leadership transition, Mr. T. V. Narendran, Chairman, Board of Governors at XLRI & MD – Ta ta Steel India and South East Asia said, “An eminent educationist, Fr. Abraham’s contribution to the field of mana gement education has been immense. It is under his exemplary leadership and guidance, XLRI has reached great heights and has become one of the leading management institutions in the country. As we bid farewell to Fr. Ab raham, we are equally proud to be associated with another stalwart, Fr. P. Christie and welcome him to the XL family. I am confident that XLRI will achieve newer heights of success and reputation under his able leadership and guidance in the years ahead.”

About XLRI

XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur is a premier, private management institute in India founded in 1949 by Fr Qu inn Enright, S.J. in the ‘steel city’ of Jamshedpur (www.x lri. ac.in). Over the last six decades, the in stitute has grown into a top-ran king business management school of international repute with a wide portfolio of management programs and research publications. Its alumni are spread around the globe and have demons trated responsible business leadership in their organizations. XLRI continually strives to cont rib ute its mite to the professional growth and management of numerous organizations and institutions across ind ustry sectors. XLRI has been awarded two prestigious International Accreditations, viz., AACSB – The Asso cia tion to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and AMBA – Association of MBAs. XLRI has also earned the Na tional Board of Ac creditation (NBA) accreditation.