Dr. Gautam Sinha has been inducted as an Independent Director on the Board of Shipping Corporation of India Ltd in September 2017. Dr. Sinha received hisPhD for his thesis on Directions Dimensions of customer service in Indian Steel Industry from Department of Industrial Engineering Management, IIT Kharagpur in 2001. Dr. Gautam Sinha is an M Tech (Industrial Engineering Management) from IIT- ISM Dhanbad in 1990 and B Tech (Production), BIT Sindri in 1978. Presently, he is the Founder Director of IIM Kashipur from 2012 onwards, wherein he had been awarded for his meritorious work in difference fields of academics. Dr. Sinha has been conferred upon various awards viz.; ‘Best Teacher in Operations Management’ award at Asia’s Best B-School Awards, Singapore, ‘100 most influential Directors in India’,‘Thought Leader Award’,‘Institution Builder’to name a few. Prior to his present position as Director, IIM Kashipur he held the charge of Director, Lal Bahadur Institute of Management, Delhi from April 2011 to May 2012 responsible for all academic and financial results of the school and reporting to Board of Governors. Dr.Sinha has assumed various responsibilities in the field of academics as Professor, Associate Professor in IIT Kharagpur from 2002-2011. As Professor in IIT Kharagpur, Dr.Sinha was involved in teaching Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Strategy, Service Operations to MBA students, conducting MDPs for executives, guiding PhD researchers in Operation Management and designed new Executive MBA Programme which was launched at Kolkata and Bhubaneshwar. Prior to his career in IIT Kharagpur, from the period 1990-2002, Dr. Sinha also held charge of Senior Deputy Director in Management Training Institute (MTI) of SAIL wherein, he implemented ISO 9001:1984 QA system in 1993 and helped MTI win Golden Peacock National Quality Awards. From the period 1979-1990 he held responsibility as Industrial Engineer in Bokaro Steel Plant, SAIL and as Trainee Engineer in Larsen Toubro from 1978-79. Dr. Sinha has got to his credit various publications on Research methodology, Customer Relationship Management in Retail etc. He has received training in teaching/learning pedagogy at Harvard Business School in 2013 and TQM at Institute for Resource Development, Maryland in 1991. He has also undertaken consultancy assignments and MDPs for various companies in India and abroad.