Sri Zaheer | Dean | Carlson School of Management

(806) – Changing Role of Business & Business Education 

Host | Kaleel Ahmed 








Sri Zaheer, Dean
Elmer L. Andersen Chair in Global Corporate Social Responsibility

BSc, Physics, Women’s Christian College, Madras University
MBA, Finance & Control, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
PhD, International Management, Sloan School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Srilata Zaheer’s appointment as Dean, Carlson School of Management, was approved by the Board of Regents on March 9, 2012. Zaheer had served as the interim dean of the school since June 20, 2011.

Zaheer joined the University in 1991 as an assistant professor after earning her PhD at the Sloan School of Management at MIT. At the Carlson School, her roles have included serving as the PhD coordinator in the department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship (SMO), department chair, and associate dean of faculty and research where she was responsible for faculty in seven academic departments and the school’s research infrastructure.

Prior to academia, Zaheer worked for multinationals such as Tata Consultancy Services and Sandoz (India) Ltd. She also reported on politics and business from India and Nigeria for Business International. These experiences provided the foundation for her research in international business as well as leading the Carlson School’s engagement with the corporate community.

Zaheer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the Women’s Christian College, Madras University and was awarded her MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad.