Washington: An Indian-origin expert in accountancy has been recommended to become the new dean of the business school of a leading US university after a national search.
Sanjay Gupta is set to become the dean of the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University from June 17, an official release said on Friday.
Mr Gupta would become the 11th dean in the history of the college, which was founded in 1944 as the School of Business and Public Service.
He currently serves as acting dean of the business college and is also the Russell E Palmer Endowed Professor in Accounting.
“The positive direction, growth and momentum the college has experienced under Sanjay’s leadership as acting dean signal a bright future for the college in the coming years,” said MSU Provost June Pierce Youatt.
The college now has 120 full-time faculty members in five departments – Accounting and Information Systems; Finance; Management; Marketing and Supply Chain Management, and the School of Hospitality Business.
Mr Gupta received a doctorate degree in philosophy from MSU in 1990.
For the next 17 years, he held several faculty positions at Arizona State University including the first Henry & Horne Professorship in Accountancy.
An expert on corporate and individual tax policy, Mr Gupta has consulted for Fortune 500 companies, the US government, major public accounting firms and international consulting firms.
He has a master’s degree in accounting from Bowling Green State University, a bachelor’s degree of laws from Calcutta University and a bachelor’s in commerce from the University of Mumbai.