“Our Governing Body is driven by courage, curiosity and integrity. We are believers in pushing horizon of knowledge and challenging conventional thinking. We break new grounds with conviction”

Board of Governors

 GEORGE M THOMAS

Mr. GEORGE M THOMAS

PRESIDENT ASB TRUST

Mr. George M. Thomas is currently the Group Chairman of Saif Al Harasi & Burj Oman LLC Group of companies that has been operating in the Sultanate of Oman for nearly three decades. Mr. Thomas was instrumental in nurturing several institutions in the area of infrastructure development, hospitality and learning. His infrastructure development firms have successfully managed several prestigious turn key projects in the public and private sector and is a leader in infrastructure projects in the Sultanate of Oman. His social commitment, passion for world class education and vision of nurturing future leaders led to the formation world class educational institutions in Kerala. The Trivandrum International School which was founded in the year 2004 was the pioneer IB World School in Kerala offering international curriculum including IB PYP, IB DP, IGCSE apart from ICSE & ISC. The success of Trivandrum International School and the dearth of a quality business school in Trivandrum inspired him to start a high quality business school. the Asian School of Business in Trivandrum within the sprawling Technocity campus in the year 2005.

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V.K. Mathews

Mr. V.K. Mathews

Chairman of IBS

Mr. V K Mathews is the Founder and Executive Chairman of The IBS Group. Mr. Mathews founded IBS in 1997 with a vision to redefine the way the global travel, transportation and logistics industries managed their businesses. Mr.Mathews was instrumental in IBS acquiring six international companies (in Europe, USA and India) during its 19 year journey which has added its portfolio of offerings to some of the best airlines, busiest airports, leading cruise lines, top oil & gas companies and renowned travel distributors & hotel groups in the world. With over 30 years of work experience, Mr. Mathews is a thought leader and a specialist in aviation business. He is a much sought after speaker at various global aviation events including those organized by IATA, ICAO and AACO. Mr. Mathews holds several important positions in Government agencies, academic institutions and trade bodies in India. He was the Executive Council Member of NASSCOM, the premier trade body of the IT-BPO industries in India and currently chairs several institutions including NASSCOM Regional Council, Trivandrum Agenda Task Force and Trivandrum City Connect Foundation. He is a Member of the Board of Director of Kerala ICT Academy and Technopark, Kerala, India. Mr. Mathews is the past Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Kerala and a current member of CII Southern Regional Council. He has received several awards from the Government, media and trade associations including Management Leadership Award, Business Man of the Year Award, IT Man of the Year Award, Millennium Leadership Award and Enterprise Excellence Award.Mathews holds a Masters degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and had executive management education from Harvard Business School, Boston, USA.

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G Vijayaraghavan

Mr. G Vijayaraghavan

Founder- CEO of Technopark, Trivandrum

As a pioneering technocrat, he has contributed tremendously towards evolution of IT and software industry in Kerala, India and is the founder and former CEO of India's first software technology hub –Technopark and former President of International Association of Science Parks (Asia Pacific). Mr. Vijaya Raghavan has held key mentorship and advisory roles in both the government and in the private sector. Some of his earlier roles were as member of Kerala State Planning Board and the Kerala State Council of Science Technology and Environment actively contributing towards the development of Kerala. He is also the Hon. Director of Trivandrum International School and the National Institute of Speech & Hearing (NISH)

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Joseph I. Injodey

Dr. Joseph I. Injodey

Chairman IQAC- ASB

Dr. Joseph I. Injodey is the Executive Director of Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies, Kochi. A post graduate from Loyola College and Ph.D from M.G University, Dr. Injodey has over three decades of teaching and leadership experience in managing business schools successfully . Dr.Injodey is also an accomplished management trainer and visiting scholar at reputed business schools including Western Michigan University, USA. His widely-respected experience in counselling and coaching is utilized for the overall development of the student community at large and he represents leading organizations as expert in employee selection and development.

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Sojan Varghese

Mr. Sojan Varghese

Member Governing Board Trustee ASB Trust

Mr. Sojan Varghese is a young business leader, successfully steering two infrastructure development firms in Muscat namely Burj Oman LLC and Saif Al Harasi & Co. LLC towards its next phase of growth and development. His earlier assignments included engineering and management roles in large corporates namely Godrej and Boyce, Carrier and Dorma. Mr. Sojan Varghese is graduate engineer who undertook an MBA from the Durham University, UK.

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(Colonel) P. S. James

Dr. (Colonel) P. S. James

Director

Today, business schools are at the center of creating prosperity to individuals and nations alike. This is because they nurture and create business thinkers, entrepreneurs, business leaders and manpower with competencies to execute business decisions that create jobs and make people and nations competitive. That only top managers and a handful of people in the business need to be leaders is a myth. Leaders are required at all levels in a modern business, and hence, business schools at all levels need to nurture leadership. The curriculum of a business school surely helps its students develop the strategic and execution acumen required for business. However, structured leadership development is seldom done in any management institute. This is where Asian School of Business (ASB), Thiruvananthapuram differs.
ASB’s Center for Excellence in Transformational Leadership (CETL-ASB) has special expertise in developing leadership. CETL follows the globally renowned and accepted ‘Know, Be, Do’ model for leadership development. More importantly, it has knowhow of special tools and techniques to implement the model. The center uses its own protocol to integrate multiple leadership psychometric inputs. Using this, the center’s expert advisors generate and deliver an insightful ‘Individual Transformational Leadership Advisory’ to each student. ASB’s team and committee structured learning meets the need of the ‘be’ component. The ‘do’ component is achieved through developing competencies for leadership roles using our own ‘role-competency’ model of leadership development.
When you join ASB as a student, you will not only learn the business concepts, tools and techniques, but also enhance your leadership potential under the CETL by using special tools and techniques.
As a corporate, when you recruit from ASB, you will be absorbing young talent with not only business acumen, but also potential for grooming easily into leadership roles in your organization. When you enroll your ward to purse their business education in ASB, you will be facilitating her/him to gain from ASB’s unique capability to provide highly personalized and customized guidance for the holistic growth to cover business acumen integrated with values and leadership qualities.
When you opt to benefit from ASB’s plethora of MDPs, especially its Transform and LeadTM program, you will begin to experience how your people can take your organization to newer heights. Our infrastructure is world class, our faculty passionate, committed and competent to nurture and make you succeed, and our systems and processes for developing young talent are time-tested, unique, rigorous and continuous.
Team ASB is different. Come, experience the change! Experience ASB!

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