Professor Sunitha Narendran has been appointed by the University of Roehampton as the new Director of its Business School, and will start at the University ahead of the new academic year.
Professor Narendran joins from the University of East London where she was Head of the Department of Business. Before beginning her time at UEL in 2016, she was the Head of the Department of Management at Kingston Business School, Kingston University, where she held a range of key academic posts.
Sunitha is a Fellow of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development); Associate Fellow of the BPS (British Psychological Society); Fellow of CMI (Chartered Management Institute) and a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society of the Arts). Her international leadership experience in Higher Education includes academic and leadership roles at the National University of Singapore, MARA in Malaysia and the University of Bangalore, India. In 2018, she was awarded a Visiting Professorship at Guangdong University of Finance and Economics, Guangzhou, China.
Professor Narendran said: “I am excited to be joining Roehampton University and contributing to its community spirit and commitment to social mobility, widening access and lifelong learning. I am looking forward to working with colleagues towards continuing success in all these areas and building on the Business School’s leadership in shaping the possibilities of responsible business for society.”
Professor Jean-Noël Ezingeard, Vice Chancellor, University of Roehampton, said: “It is a great pleasure to welcome Professor Narendran to the University. With over 20 years’ experience in management education and research from prestigious institutions around the world, I believe her addition to our leadership team will vastly enhance the future of the Business School and the students studying there.”