Shiv Shivakumar joins S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research’s Governing Council

January 9, 2024

Bhavan’s SPJIMR (S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Shiv Shivakumar to its esteemed Governing Council.

With a distinguished career spanning several decades, Mr. Shivakumar brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the Council. His deep understanding of business strategy, leadership, and innovation will undoubtedly contribute significantly to the institution’s vision and mission.

“We are honored to welcome Mr. Shiv Shivakumar to our Governing Council,” said Dr. Varun Nagaraj, Dean at SPJIMR. “His insights, coupled with his proven track record in various leadership roles, will be invaluable as we continue to strive for excellence in management education.”

Prior to this appointment, Mr. Shivakumar has held several high-profile positions, demonstrating a commitment to excellence and innovation. He has been associated with PepsiCo as its Chairman & CEO for India, and has served as the Group Executive President for Strategy and Business Development with the Aditya Birla Group. He also served on the board of Godrej Consumer products for 8 years and is currently the non – executive Chairman of the Burger King Board. He is also on the customer advisory council for Facebook/Meta.

His addition to SPJIMR’s Governing Council aligns with the institution’s ongoing efforts to engage with industry leaders who can offer strategic direction and mentorship.

SPJIMR looks forward to benefiting from Mr. Shivakumar’s expertise and vision as it continues to nurture future leaders in the business and management sectors.


S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) is a constituent of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (BVB), India’s acclaimed and oldest educational trust. With its unique and distinctive approach to management education, SPJIMR aims to influence managerial practice and advance wise innovation through its teaching, research, and community engagement.

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