Former Principal Director – KIAMS, Harihar & Pune
Former Director – IFIM, Bangalore
Former Registrar – IMI, Delhi
He has more than 30 years of experience out of which 20 years at senior positions in the corporate world and 10 years in management education. He was a professor and Registrar with IMI – New Delhi, Professor & Director of IFIM – Bangalore and his last leadership position held was “Senior Professor and Principal Director” heading both Harihar and Pune campuses of Kirolskar Institute of Advanced Management studies till August 2017. He was associated with reputed organizations like Godrej, Thermax, RPG Enterprises, General Electric and Xerox in his corporate journey-handling operations, finance, FP & A,Materials, HR, Marketing and Operations both domestic and in global settings. Dr.C.N.Narayana is a meritorious student of Commerce from P.S.G.College, Coimbatore, He also holds a post graduate degree in Marketing Management with an Executive MBA and a Ph.D., in Human Resources Management from Canterbury University, U.K. He is a moderator and Pane list in several educational forums and NHRDN and Higher Education Summits. He was a Key Note Speaker in several educational forums, summits. He is also an External Examiner for Ph.D.,course in Jain University Bangalore. He has to his credit, several international papers and Case Studies which includes reputed publications in Case Centre U.K, Case Centre USA, SAGE and IABE.Dr.C.N.Narayana also chaired Sessions in Strategic Summit in IABE Conference both in Los Vega sand Florida.
He is also in the Editorial Board of Paper Reviewers in IABE. He is an active member in NHRD-Network,contributing industry experience and academic input to various programs conducted by NHRDN. He was also a member of
core-committee for International Accreditation (AMBA) and SAQS Review Committee of IMI. He is a listed Google scholar. He has published 4 books, two of them published by Lambert Academic Publications (LAP), Germany. He has also contributed several articles in newspapers,online media. He was invited as a Keynote speakers in several management forums including NHRDN, Singapore Management University, Bloomberg, California State university forum etc.
He is a recipient to several national and international awards for his contribution to management education,leadership,teaching and research.A Few notable one includes:Time Research Leadership Award, Best Professor of Business Schools(several),World Wide Achievers Award, Asia Education Summit Award, Visionary Leadership Award, Global Thought Leadership Award, Asian Knowledge Management Leadership Award,Several Best Business School best Director Awards, Dr.Radhakrishnan award for the best teacher,Out standing Asian HR Professor Award, Bharat Vidya Sheromani Award for Excellence in Education and Leadership in 2016, Eminent Educationist award in the year 2017, Abdul Kalam Gold Medal Award in 2018.