Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) has announced that its director, Prof. G Raghuram has been honoured for Lifetime Achievement by the Mahindra Transport Excellence Awards 2017. This award is supported by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in India (MoRTH), and recognises Prof. Raghuram’s body of work in the transport sector. The awards is also claimed to laud him for “decades of outperformance, dedication and generous contribution towards the betterment of the Indian transport industry.”
IIMB said this is the first time since inception in 2015 that the Mahindra Transport Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award is being conferred on an academician. The earlier recipients included R Thyagarajan, Founder Chairman, Shriram Group, and D P Agarwal, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, TCI Ltd.
Prof. Raghuram said he was humbled and honoured on receiving the award. He added it is commendable that Mahindra in collaboration with MoRTH are taking the transport ecosystem development to the next level by honouring individuals and institutions with awards for their critical roles in the transport industry.
Prof. Raghuram has a PhD from Northwestern University, USA, a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from IIM Ahmedabad, and a BTech degree from IIT Madras. He specialises in infrastructure and transport systems, and logistics and supply chain management. He conducts research on the railway, port, shipping, aviation and road sectors, having published over 35 refereed papers in journals and written over 155 case studies. Prof Raghuram has also published six co-authored books, with one such book’s enhanced edition was released during the awards ceremony.
He is a member of the Global Future Council on Mobility of the World Economic Forum, as well as the Executive Council of the National Aviation University. He also happens to be on the Board of Director of six companies in the fields of infrastructure, logistics and education. Prof. Raghuram has served on various government policy making and advisory committees for the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, Ministry of Railways, MoRTH, Ministry of Shipping, Cabinet Secretariat, Comptroller and Auditor General, the Planning Commission and various State Governments.