XLRI – Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur has appointed Fr. Paul. Fernandes, S.J., as the new director with immediate effect. The change of leadership comes in wake of Fr. P. Christie, S.J. completing his term.
An alumnus of XLRI Jamshedpur Fr. Paul. Fernandes (BM ’86 Batch) had worked at XLRI for many years in various capacities. Besides being a Faculty member, he was the Financial Controller. He was also the Founder Chairperson of Father Arrupe Centre for Excellence (FACE), now rechristened as ‘FACES.’
Fr. Paul earned his Ph.D. in Economics and Ethics from KU, WWF Ingolstadt, Germany. Fr. Paul also completed M. Sc. in Economics and M. A. Licentiate in Applied Ethics from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. Fr. Paul Fernandes was appointed as the Director of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) in December 2012. He is the first Vice-Chancellor of Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (XUB).
Besides being an educationist and administrator, Fr. Paul Fernandes has been an accomplished researcher and writer. His books include: Economic Ethics and the Moral Perspective of the Golden Rule; Business Ethics and Corporate Governance (4 books of 2 units each) and Corporate Governance. He has also co-authored other books including Ethics of Marketing Research, Ethics of Supply Chain Management – empirical research on Indian Supply Chains; International Ethics (a unit written for IGNOU programme on MA in Philosophy).
Speaking on his appointment, Fr. Paul. Fernandes, S.J., said, “It is indeed a privilege to be a part of XLRI, and it is a huge responsibility to help shepherd XLRI in these challenging times. We will continue to place a strong emphasis on our ethos.”