Prof. D.S. Rao
Ph.D. (Rural Development) - Sri Krishnadevaraya University; Master's in Management (Dean's Citation) - Asian Institute Of Management; B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering)
Provost and Dean - FLAME School of Business
Prof. D.S. Rao holds a Ph.D. from Sri Krishnadevaraya University in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. He also holds a Masters in Management degree with Dean’s Citation from the Asian Institute of Management, Manila and a B.Tech degree with Distiction in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Warangal. He worked with the industry in various capacities for about 18 years in Atlas Copco, Kirloskar Peumatic, ITW Signode and DGP Windsor before shifting to Academics.
His last assignment in Industry was as a Vice President for an SBU with DGP Windsor India Ltd. He has handled the functional areas of Operations, Marketing, and International Business Development and worked as an SBU in charge with profit center responsibility during his industry tenure.
He has worked with ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad for more than 11 years as Associate Dean, Dean and Director. He was the Director of IBS Hyderabad for more than 7 years and was instrumental in establishing many pedagogical and process innovations. He was in charge of many operating committees, chairman of the Board of Studies of IBS, member of Academic Council and a Board member of the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (Deemed University).
- Business Strategy
- Strategic Management
- Pricing Management