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Karunakar, B

B. Karunakar Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Hyderabad

B. Karunakar is the Director of the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Hyderabad, India, where he is engaged in institution building, teaching, and consulting. He is a management thinker and practitioner having 26 years of experience with a diverse background in strategic planning, business development, finance and general management. He has held responsible positions in financial services, manufacturing, IT and pharmaceutical industries, with a focus on education and training in the last 10 years.


As a professor of Business Strategy and Leadership Development, he has designed and delivered several management development programs for various companies. He has also conducted faculty development programs for premier educational institutions. Further, he has authored articles on various management issues and authored/edited three books in the areas of strategy, leadership, and change management. His previous publications include Balanced Scorecards: Concepts and Experiences (ICFAI 2003), Leadership

Perspectives and Profiles (ICFAI 2003), and Business Strategies:Concepts and Cases (ICFAI 2003).

Earlier in his career, he has worked with organizations such as ILFS and Canbank Financial Services in the area of Investment Banking; UB Group in Corporate Finance; and subsequently with the Pennar

Group in a leadership role, with experiences that involved start-ups and turnaround success stories. Prior to his current role, he worked with Dr Reddy’s, where initially he led their Learning and Development efforts. In that role, he was responsible for strategizing, developing, and supporting the learning needs of the organization. Later he headed Dr Reddy’s Foundation for Health Education where the mission and work involved capacity building and training interventions for the health care community, creating professional health care educators for the future, and leading patient-support initiatives with the objective of strengthening the health care delivery system for better patient care.


Dr Karunakar is a B. Tech (Mechanical Engineering) from IIT Mumbai, India, Post Graduate in Management from IIM Calcutta, and PhD in Business Management from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.