About the Dean Of Academics

Prof: (CAPT.)A.Nagaraj Subbarao,Executive PGDM

- Dean Of Alliance School of Business, Alliance University, Bangalore

Prof. (CAPT) A. Nagaraj Subbarao is a Master Mariner with specializations in Navigation, Dredging Technology, and Harbour Engineering and followed it up with a MBA and M.Phil. in Human Resource Management. The last twenty-five years have witnessed an explosion in the field of leadership education. As a sea captain, he has ledmultinational teams in adverse conditions all over the world and has a deep understanding of leadership, team dynamics, and organizational culture.

Prof. (CAPT) Nagaraj started his career with the Merchant Navy as a navigating officer and has worked with international firms like the Dredging Corporation of India Ltd, Van Oord- The Netherlands, The Detlef Hegemann Group – Germany, in command of highly specialized and state of the art ships. He has worked on internationally acclaimed marine engineering projects like the ‘Palm Islands’ and the ‘World’, off the Dubai Coast and several other harbour engineering projects across the world.

Prof. (CAPT) Nagaraj co-founded a Marine Consultancy and has been a Marine & Harbour Engineering Consultant in areas of harbour engineering, ship inspection, ship repairs and training and development over the last several years before turning to academics. He also consults with industry in the areas of organizational culture and values and has consulted with Multi-National Corporations in building an enabling culture. Prof. Nagaraj Subbarao on invitation researched and contributed towards a white paper for the Govt. of India on future man-power needs in the Dredging Industry.

He has wide international experience in areas of Human Resource Management and besides being a navigator and sea captain, has also dealt with various aspects of ship administration, marine security and safety, both on and off ships, as part of the International Ship and Port Security Code. He is also a certified internal auditor for the Safety Management System (SMS) of the International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention as well as a certified quality auditor for ISO 9001:2008.

Professor Nagaraj Subbarao has been an academician over the last decade and as Professor in the area of Organization Behaviour & Human Resource Management, his interest lies in Human Resource Management, Organization Behaviour and Development and International HR and Cross Cultural Management. He has several publications in the area of Cognitive Psychology, Organization Development, and International HR and has attended national and international conferences. He has been closely associated with Alliance University’s executive education program as Program Director and has been instrumental in establishing executive education as a formidable strategic business unit.

He has trained executives in industries like Akzo Nobel, The Dredging Corporation of India, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, The UB group, Bosch, Sterling Labs, IFB limited, WEG Industries and the Indian Armed Forces in managerial practice.

Prof. Nagaraj Subbarao is a keen sportsman and has played cricket and table tennis at the junior national level. He enjoys long rambling walks and reading new developments in management and Indian history.

Organization Development, International HR and Decision Making