Biju Varkkey

Director at Bank of Baroda

Prof. Biju Varkkey was nominated as a Part Time Non-Official Director w.e.f. 21st October, 2019 by the Central Government u/s 9(3) (h) and 9(3-A) of The Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Act, 1970, for a period of 1 year or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

He obtained Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala and Fellow title in Management from NIBM, Pune. Currently he is faculty member at IIM Ahmedabad with the Human Resource Management. Additionally he heads the e-PGP task force of IIMA, which is mandated to lounge long duration virtual learning programs from IIMA.

His professional experience spans across industry, consulting and leading management schools, having taught at IIM Lucknow and MDI Gurgaon. He works closely with multilateral organizations like ILO, IOM, UNDP and organizations like UNITES and ITUC. His areas of academic interest include Strategic HR, Change Management, New Public Management, Leadership Development, HR Architecture for firms, Performance Management & Improvement, Flexible Work places, Employment Relations, Startups and Family Business transformation. He has published in national and international journals and also co-edited books on HRM practices. He coauthored text book ‘Human Resource Management’ along with Gary Dessler. He has authored more than 30 case studies and technical notes, including award winning case study. He is also a member of the board of trustees of St Peters School, Panchgani and member of governing council of MCMAT, Kerala. He has served as nominated member in the Core Committee of the National HRD Network – Delhi Chapter (1998-1999), organizing committee for India Young HR Conference, Chair of Technical Committee for Annual HR Conclave of NIPM Kerala (2015) and was member of the founding governing body of the Strategic Management Forum of India.


  • Director

    Current role