Professor Santanu Ray, FCA, CFA, is a Management Educator, Corporate Director, Author, Coach and Institution Builder. An academic with a strong presence in the corporate world, he is a full time Senior Professor and Mentor to the Faculty of Management, Commerce & Economics at Sister Nivedita University. He is also Director of the University’s Internal Quality Assurance Cell and heads its Sports Management Department.
Prof Ray’s footprint in the industry involves his position as an Independent Director of seven reputed Kolkata-based companies listed on Stock Exchange – Century Ply, Star Cement, La Opala, Bharat Road Networks, SKP Securities and Genesis Exports. In addition, he is the Principal Adviser of the Shrachi Group.
Starting his career with Tata Steel (Tubes Division) in the early ‘70s, where he had an exponential rise, Prof Ray succumbed to the pull of academia and left the corporate world to join ICFAI Business School as its founder Director, a position he held for almost 10 years. Subsequently, he served in the roles of Campus Director at NSHM, Knowledge Campus Director at Future Business School and Chief Mentor at Bengal Institute of Business Studies.
Prof Ray has authored four books on Brand Valuation, Human Capital Valuation, Strategic Cost Management and Creativity & Innovation, apart from several research papers on Strategy & Finance.