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07: Sri Zaheer on Creating Effective Corporate Relationships

A peer-to-peer discussion with the 12th dean of the Carlson School of Management.

Show notes: On this episode of Deans Counsel, moderators Jim Ellis and David Ikenberry speak with Sri Zaheer, Dean of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, and Chair of the Board at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

With a deep background in International Business and Board Governance as well as a decorated career in academia, Sri brings her expertise to bear on a number of discussion topics, including:

  • placing structure on corporate relationships

  • creating and leveraging a comprehensive relationship

  • exploiting software tools (Salesforce, LinkedIn, etc)

  • leading your staff to effectively support corporate relations

Learn more about Sri Zaheer:

Sri Zaheer Bio:

Srilata (Sri) Zaheer became the 12th dean of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota on March 8, 2012.

During her tenure as dean of the Carlson School, Sri launched a Military Veterans Initiative to help servicemen and women transition from military to business careers, resulting in the Carlson School being named the number one Military Friendly business school in the nation. Sri has increased the business community’s engagement with the school, resulting in a wealth of new experiential learning opportunities for students, and has overseen the introduction of new degrees in business analytics, supply chain management, finance, and new programs in partnership with Tsinghua University in Beijing and Tongji University in Shanghai, as well as online degrees and certificates.

Sri holds the Elmer L. Andersen Chair in Global Corporate Social Responsibility and her research focus is on international business — a topic on which she has published extensively. She is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, and a former Consulting Editor of the Journal of International Business Studies. In 2018, Zaheer received the PwC Strategy& Eminent Scholar Award, for lifetime achievement in scholarship from the International Management Division of the Academy of Management.


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