Chief Executive Officer
Monash University

Chief Executive Officer

Job No.: 605926

Location: Mumbai, India

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: Fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: A competitive remuneration package will apply

Established in 2008, the IITB-Monash Research Academy is an Australian-Indian research collaboration located at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) campus in Mumbai, India. With a focus on PhD training on a sizeable scale, the Research Academy brings a solutions-driven approach to addressing global problems. With strong industry involvement, it is taking the lead in solving some of the greatest challenges of our time.

IITB and Monash University’s joint venture PhD program is unique in terms of size and scale with close to 200 PhD students, 400 researchers and 400 research projects. Through collaborative research projects, the Research Academy produces a highly talented pool of graduates who are currently taking on world challenges in fields as diverse as novel approaches to drug delivery and sustainable forms of energy production.

The Research Academy is seeking an outstanding and dynamic leader with exceptional industry experience and networks, and with a record of strong and successful engagement with industry, government and business for appointment as CEO. The successful incumbent will oversee this unique facility while developing and leading a plan for sustained growth. The CEO will provide strong leadership and will develop and implement a strategy for the Research Academy that builds financial sustainability and quality outcomes in research and education. The CEO will enhance and promote the international standing of the Research Academy as a centre of cross-discipline research and teaching excellence. The position is primarily based at IITB in Mumbai.

IITB-Monash Research Academy has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. For further information about the position and how to apply, please contact Russell Reynolds Associates on or +91 (22) 6733 2231. Alternatively, please email your covering letter, resume and a statement addressing the selection criteria to

Applications close at 5:00pm IST on Friday, 10 April 2020.

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