Dr. Anil Rao PailaPro Vice Chancellor
Dr. Anil was Senior Dean & Director in Prin L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development (WeSchool), Bangalore.
During his college days, Dr. Anil has been an exemplary student throughout his academic career. He was topper in Shivaji University, Kolhapur in his BCom, MCom & MCM degrees.
Dr. Anil is also Chartered Accountant by profession and was awarded “The Chitragupta Award” for his outstanding performance in Management Accounting by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi. His Doctoral study on Design and Development of Management Information System in Selected Industries earned him a Ph.D Degree in Management Information Systems (MIS).
Dr. Anil has over 13 years of corporate experience (worked at Anagram Finance as Regional Head & was Vice President at Mahindra & Mahindra).
During his corporate stint, he was an exemplary performer and a go to man for the management team.
His passion towards education sector, forced him to leave corporate world at peak of his career.
He has presented and published several papers, cases and articles in national and international journals.
Dr. Rao received the AIMS Ravi J Mathai National Fellow Award on 27th August 2022 at the 33rd AIMS Annual Management Education Convention held at GNIMS, Mumbai. He also received the BMA Best Director Award for the year 2022 from Bangalore Management Association (BMA) in March 2022. Dr. Anil received Bangalore Education Society’s Leadership in Management Education and Advocacy Award in 2018.
In recognition of his service, he was unanimously elected as National President of Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS) for (2017-18). He also was Executive Board Member of Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA) – (2017-18). He is actively involved with NHRD, CII, FKCCI, AIMS & Rotary
Dr. Anil attended the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE 2018). Recently, he also attended the London Leadership Summit.
He drives himself towards networking and continuous learning and believes that ‘ Network is Net-worth’ and ‘always be hungry to learn new things’.