Jamshedpur: Father E. Abraham, former director, XLRI- Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur passed away on Wednesday morning due to a cardiac arrest at XIM Bhubaneswar. He was 70 years old and an alumnus of XLRI (PGDPMIR- 1978). Fr. E. Abraham was the longest-serving Director of XLRI. His total tenure as director spanned over 16 years across two terms, from 1989 to 1994 and from 2008 to 2019.He was also conferred the ‘AIM – ASMA Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the 3rd ASMA Annual Convention & Awards -2019.
Fr. Abraham was highly regarded as a champion of India’s management academia and an eminent thought leader in academic governance who has immensely contributed to management education in India. He was the founder-secretary of the National HRD Network and the Founder-President of the Indian Association of Autonomous Business Schools. He was also on the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools and Association of Asia Pacific Business Schools boards. He has been the President of the Association of Indian Management Schools and was a board member at IRMA. He has also been a member of the National Board of Accreditation(NBA) and member of the All India Board of Management Studies.