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Prof S.P. Kothari

Padma Shri, Sriprakash Kothari

Gordon Y Billard Professor of Accounting and Finance MIT Sloan School of Management

Prof S.P. Kothari holds a BE in chemical engineering from the BITS PILANI in 1979; an MBA in accounting and finance from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; and a PhD in accounting from the University of Iowa.

He is Deputy Dean and Gordon Y Billard Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

His responsibilities as Deputy Dean include Faculty Affairs and International Programs. He is also Director of the MIT-India Program. Previously, he served as Global Head of Equity Research for Barclays Global Investors (BGI), where he was responsible for research supporting BGI’s active equity strategies, from 2008-09. Prior to joining BGI, he was Deputy Dean at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and earlier he served as Head of the Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting at MIT Sloan. In 2005-06, he was Thomas Henry Carroll-Ford Visiting Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.

For the past 16 years, he has served as an editor of the Journal of Accounting & Economics, a world- renowned academic research journal in accounting. He is an expert on economic policy issues in India, and he has written numerous opinion-page editorials in The Economic Times.

He served on the Board of Directors of Vicarious Visions from 1998-2004, and he is a senior consultant with Charles River Associates, a business-economics and litigation-support consulting firm. He has consulted with many large corporations, including leading U.S. and international banks and asset management companies, Australian television broadcast corporations, U.S. steel companies, Ernst &Young, KPMG, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and the U.S. Department of Justice. After serving for five years as chairman, he is chairman emeritus of his undergraduate alma mater alumni association, BITSAA International.

The Distinguished Alumnus Award in the Category of Entrepreneurship is awarded to Mr. Rajesh Hukku in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the society. Through his achievements Mr. Rajesh Hukku has brought glory to the name of the institute.