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Dr. Michael Barnes Appointed as the First Vice Dean of Jindal Global Business School

Dr. Michael Barnes, former Dean of the S.P. Jain Center of Management and Hult International Business School, Dubai, appointed as the first Vice Dean of Jindal Global Business School.

Sonepat, India, June 20, 2010 --( O.P. Jindal Global University announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Barnes as a Professor and the first Vice Dean of Jindal Global Business School (JGBS). Till recently, Dr. Barnes was the Dean of the Global MBA programme at S.P. Jain Centre of Management - conducted jointly at campuses in Dubai and Singapore. Prior to this he was the founding Academic Dean of Hult International Business School in Dubai. He had previously been the inaugural John F. Fiedler-BorgWarner Endowed Chair of Global Business Studies in the College of Business Administration at Kent State University, Ohio.

Dr. Barnes holds a B.Sc. (Econ.) degree from the London School of Economics & Political Science; his MBA degree is from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and his Doctor of Management degree was awarded by Case Western Reserve University, Ohio. At Case Western's Weatherhead School of Management, he served as Assistant Dean for Action Learning & Corporate Liaison. Subsequently, he was Assistant Dean and Director of the MBA Programme at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.

Dr. Barnes has more than twenty five years experience in international finance and banking, holding such positions as Investment Officer for the World Bank in Washington D.C., Director of Lazard Brothers Asset Management in London, Senior Vice President of Gulf International Bank in Bahrain, Executive Director of UBS Securities in London, First Vice President at Union Bank of Switzerland in Zurich, and as Deputy General Manager of the London Branch of the Industrial Bank of Japan.

Professor C. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University says: "Dr. Michael Barnes is a distinguished leader in the world of business education, having stellar academic qualifications as well as broad range of professional experience in industry and academia. He brings to the Jindal Global Business School the much needed multi-disciplinary orientation as well as global perspectives, having developed global institutions of excellence as well as conducted leadership training programmes around the world. Dr. Barnes joins a group of twenty outstanding faculty members at Jindal Global Business School and will form the founding faculty of India's first multi-disciplinary global business school."

O. P. Jindal Global University (JGU), a non-profit global University has been established by the Haryana Private Universities (Second Amendment) Act, 2009 at Sonipat, Haryana (NCR of Delhi) through a generous philanthropic initiative of Mr. Naveen Jindal, who is the Chancellor. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has accorded its recognition to O.P. Jindal Global University. The vision of Jindal Global Business School (JGBS) is to impart global business education to equip students, managers and professionals with necessary knowledge, acumen and skills to effectively tackle challenges faced by business and industry. JGBS will offer multi-disciplinary global business education to foster academic excellence, Industry partnerships and global collaborations. JGBS will conduct research, offer global programmes and host international conferences and workshops on issues that affect the corporate world and beyond. JGBS will commence its first academic session in September 2010 with a two year MBA programme.

For more information on JGBS please contact, Dr. Dwarika Prasad Uniyal, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean, Jindal Global Business School. Tel: +91 9650806530, Email: and Ms. Anubhuti Bhrany, Head, Communications and Public Affairs, JGU. Tel: +91 9467010722, Email:, Website:

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