E Abraham, former director, XLRI-Xavier School of Management has been honoured by All India Management Association (AIMA) with “AIMA–Kewal Nohria Award for Academic Leadership in Management Education 2019”. Abraham was also conferred the ‘AIM - ASMA Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the 3rd ASMA Annual Convention & Awards 2019.
He has been the longest serving director of XLRI. His total tenure as director spanned for over 16 years across two terms. He himself is also an alumnus of XLRI.
P Christie, director, XLRI congratulated Fr. Abraham and commented, “Fr. E. Abraham has been a true leader not only of XLRI but also of India's management academia. He has been an inspiration to the entire XL family and we have been immensely fortunate to follow his legacy. Our sincere congratulations to him for his accomplishments.” Abraham is highly regarded as a champion of India's management academia and an eminent thought leader in academic governance who has immensely contributed to the field.
He has been the Founder-Secretary of the National HRD Network and the Founder-President of Indian Association of Autonomous Business Schools. He is also on the boards of International Association of Jesuit Business Schools and Association of Asia Pacific Business Schools. He has been the President of the Association of Indian Management Schools and a member of the board at IRMA. He has also been member of National Board of Accreditation and member of All India Board of Management Studies.
He is presently serving as a member of board of governors at many Indian and foreign business schools, like XLRI Jamshedpur, St Xavier University Kolkata, St Xavier University Bhubaneswar and Asian institute of Management, Manila. He has received numerous accolades for his contribution to management education.