Dr Abhinanda Barman is currently spearheading functions of Director, University Communications and University Relations. She worked as the Academic Dean in Business Schools of South Africa for a decade. She was responsible for effectively managing all 5 faculties across 12 campuses of the organisation. She is an accomplished Executive Leader possessing 21 years of success stories and best practices in the field of Education and running institutions in the International Market. Focused on pursuit of large strategic transformational initiatives, time and again proven her capabilities in roles that involved project management and the creation of extraordinary client relationship management. She holds Postgraduate Diploma in Design Thinking and Innovation, 2 master’s degrees and a PhD in Commerce and Business administration. Dr Barman is a professional member of The Institute of Business Advisors Southern Africa – IBASA and All India Management Association -AIMA. She is an advisory member of International Economic Development and Research Center – IEDRC, The International Association of Engineering and Management Education- IAEME. Dr Barman was a panelist in Conscious Leadership and Ethics Summit conducted by Mail and Guardian and Conscious Companies and Amgen. She was invited as a Speaker in Investing in Africa, summit in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Dr Barman was a Key-note speaker at a colloquium of Good Governance Academy, hosted and Chaired by Professor Mervyn King, the author of world-renowned King-IV report of Business Ethics and Corporate Governance. She has also presented in various other national and international platforms like Malaysia, Hongkong, Thailand, Bulgaria etc. Dr Barman has been invited as the key-note speaker, guest lecturer and master class speaker in various companies like ABSA Bank, African Bank, South African Broadcasting Corporation, Department of Education, SANSA (South African National Space Agency), AXIZ, Wholesale & Retail SETA, SADTU (South African Democratic Teacher’s Union), Northam Platinum Mines, Ithuba National Lottery, GCRA, Massmart. She also had the opportunity to be a Mentor in Mentor the Mentor program of Mercedes, South Africa. Dr Barman is a proud mother of a 14-year-old daughter. One can find her spending her free time with her family, gardening, reading books, cooking, and staying healthy.