From The Times of India
The Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) conferred the prestigious Ravi J Mathai national fellowship award on Father E Abraham, director of the premier city-based business school XLRI, for his exemplary contribution to the field of management education. The award, instituted in the memory of Ravi J Matthai, first director of IIM Ahmedabad, was given to Fr. Abraham at AIMS national convention held in Hyderabad on Tuesday.
"I feel honoured to receive the prestigious Ravi J Mathai National fellowship award. I dedicate this to all the board members, faculty, staff and students of XLRI and XIM Bhubaneswar, where I spent my last 30 years," he said. He further added: "Mathai is a role model for all of us. He was a superb man-manager with the gift of drawing out the best in people."
As director of XLRI, Fr Abraham has been instrumental in launching collaborative ventures with universities abroad. However, he is concerned about the less privileged and the marginalized sections. In his second tenure as director from January 2008, XLRI has had received several distinguished laurels.
"Today, XLRI is an institution of learning par excellence largely because of Fr Abraham's dedicated support and involvement with endeavors that include social responsibility activities alongside imparting world-class management education," said a faculty at XLRI.