Sumita Rai

Dean - Industry Connect

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Dr. Sumita Rai is a Ph.D in Organizational Behavior from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India. Before joining MDI¸ Prof. Sumita Rai was a member of faculty of Human Resource Group at Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore and Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow. She taught at BEM/Kedge Management School, France and University of Szeged Hungary. Currently she is the lead of doctoral program at MDI. She is also Director on the Board of IFCI Infrastructure Development Limited (A Govt. of INDIA undertaking).
She has consulted extensively with various Public¸ Private¸ and MNCs in India such as Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd, IOCL, Petronet-LNG, Nestle India Ltd to name a few. She regularly conducts trainings and Leadership Development Programs for PSUs on Advance Management. IAS & defense officers¸ PSB officers, PSE Mid to Senior Leaders and MNCs with a focus on competency mapping and profiling; understanding self, Managerial Effectiveness, Negotiation skills and Conflict Management, Team building, cross cultural training and exploring personality. She is a certified trainer of MBTI from CPP Asia Pacific.
Dr. Rai has published more than 40 research papers in various national and international journals. she has co-authored a book titled “Millennials and the workplace: Challenges for Architecting the Organization of Tomorrow” which has been published by Sage in May 2012. She has also been actively involved in joint research at national and international levels. Prof Rai also work in the areas of Ethical Leadership, Incentives and motivation, employee mental health and well being.
She has participated in various international conferences hosted in countries like, Japan, France, Denmark, Germany, Singapore, China, Bangkok and Hong Kong.