Distinguished professorship conferred on CSR authority

Transformation and governance adviser receives distinguished professorship

India CSR News Network

NEW DELHI: A Distinguished Professorship has been conferred upon Prof. Colin Coulson-Thomas at a ceremony in New Delhi at the Sri Sharada Institute of Indian Management-Research. The Institute is a university institution approved by the Government of India.

The conferment was made by Dr Swami Parthasarathy the Chancellor of the Sri Sharada Institute of Indian Management-Research who is a prolific author, an erudite scholar and an authority on the application of Indian wisdom to business, management and leadership

Prof. Coulson-Thomas, author of Winning Companies; Winning People, Developing Directors, a handbook for building an effective boardroom team, Transforming Knowledge Management, Talent Management 2 and Transforming Public Services, was in India to speak at the 2017 Global Convention on Corporate Ethics and Risk Management for which he
provided the theme paper.

Prof. Coulson-Thomas also provided the theme paper for the 11th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility which was held in January in Bengaluru. Dr Swami Parthasarathy delivered a special address at this event of which the Sri Sharada Institute was a
partner. Both the Bengaluru conference and the Mumbai convention were organized by India’s Institute of Directors which is concerned with building better boards.

Prof. Colin Coulson-Thomas has helped directors in over 40 countries to improve board and corporate performance. He leads the International Governance Initiative of the Order of St Lazarus, is Chancellor and a Professorial Fellow at the School for the Creative Arts,
Director-General, IOD India, UK and Europe, chair of the Risk and Audit Committee of United Learning and Honorary Professor at Aston University. Author of over 60 books and reports, he has served on various corporate boards and local and national UK public sector

Since becoming the world’s first professor of corporate transformation in 1994 Coulson-Thomas has held professorial appointments in Europe, North and South America, Africa, the Middle East, India and China. He was educated at the London School of Economics, London Business School, UNISA and the Universities of Aston, Chicago and Southern
California. He is a fellow of seven chartered bodies and obtained first place prizes in the final exams of three professions. His latest books and reports can be obtained from