Prof. J. Philip, Founder of XIME Elected as the New President of Association of BRICS Business Schools (ABBS)

Anjani Chaand updated on : 27 Nov 2015

Prof. Philip also signed on behalf of XIME an MoU with State University of Management on faculty and students exchanges and collaborative case development

Prof. J. Philip, President of Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship (XIME) and former Director of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore, has been unanimously elected as the new President of the Association of BRICS Business Schools (ABBS) during its 3rd Biennial conference held at the National Research Nuclear University, Moscow during 10-12 November, 2015. 

He takes over this position from Prof. Vladimir Godin who was the Head of Higher Business School, State University of Management (SUM), Moscow.  Before Prof. Godin took over, this position was held by the Chinese representative, Prof. Erming Xu, Dean of School of Graduate Studies, Renmin University of Beijing. 

Association of BRICS Business Schools (ABBS) has members from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.  It is worth mentioning that the Association was founded with representatives of these countries at a BRICS Business Schools conference held on 30th January 2009 at XIME Bangalore.

One of the uniqueness of BRICS Association is that every year the association organises a BRICS Students’ Meet where MBA students from member countries compete in various intellectual exercises. This year 25 students from India had participated in this conference in Moscow and won several prizes against the other contestants.  The next Annual Students Meet will be held in Bangalore in November 2016. 

While in Moscow, President, Prof. Philip also signed on behalf of XIME an MoU with State University of Management on faculty and students exchanges and collaborative Case Development.

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