Dr. Hemnath Rao, H., currently Professor and Director, Centre for Poverty and Rural Development, ASCI, is a Doctorate, with Masters in Business Administration from both JNTU, India and Durham, UK. He presents a distinctive blend of professional exposure to both business and development management that complements his outstanding academic background.
While on ASCI’s faculty since 1996, Prof. Rao served as Head, Tata Management Development Centre, Jamshedpur for a year (2003-’04). He has been lecturing at leading management institutions in India and abroad and is a visiting Professor at the Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad and at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He researched and presented papers in national and international conferences and has authored a widely read book, ‘Tryst With Global Competition’.
Dr. Hemnath Rao’s work experience over the last quarter century involved senior management responsibilities in organizations across the private, public and co-operative sectors. He is actively associated with the formulation of corporate and competitive strategies for large and small businesses, and contributed to strategic restructuring of various departments/ institutions of Government of India and States. He has also designed and delivered programmes in strategic management, agribusiness strategies, rural management and advanced general management for senior and top management of large public and private sector enterprises, senior civil servants, technocrats and entrepreneurs within and outside India.