Dr. Somnath Ghosh, Professor & Founding Dean (Academics) at Indian Institute of Management Kashipur, is a HR, Organization Design and Institutional Development specialist and established the Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Development of which he is the Chair.
A Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, he was Visiting Fellow, Cornell University (USA) and has held regular faculty positions at three other IIMs: at Lucknow, Bangalore and Indore. He was also Professor at International Management Institute, New Delhi and Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad. Before joining IIM Kashipur, he was Professor and Chair of doctoral program at Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. For the last ten years, he has also been Visiting Faculty at IIM Ahmedabad.
In equal measure, he has consulted with over twenty organizations: business, government, NGO, social enterprise and donor organizations. However, for the last decade and a half, he has primarily focused on the development sector. For The World Bank, NTPC, Coal India and government of Andhra Pradesh, he worked on strengthening & transforming Institutions for management of rehabilitation and resettlement (R&R) of project affected people. He was also Lead Consultant to Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Government of India, for “Improving Delivery System for Artisans’ Livelihoods”. For British Government’s Department of International Development (DFID) and Public Health Foundation of India, he did separate studies with respect to the design and delivery of public health system in Andhra Pradesh.
He has authored over 75 articles, chapters, reports and cases. And, as a reflection of his consulting and institution building roles, he has served on the boards of half a dozen organizations.