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Dr. Avani Desai

Dr. Avani Desai has over 17 years of corporate and academic experience. She holds an MBA in Finance and a PhD in Investor Relations.

She works as Dean, Business Administration, GLS University and is a Visiting Faculty at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad and MICA. She teaches finance and communication at the undergraduate, post graduate and PhD levels.

She is the Chairperson of GLS University’s Women’s Development Cell and Managing Editor of GLS University’s monthly newspaper GLS Voice. She is a member of the Governing Board of the Indian Chapter of the International Association of Innovation Professionals.

She is the co-author of the best-selling book Corporate Reputation Decoded, which is the first in the area of corporate reputation in the Indian context.

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She has also contributed chapters on corporate reputation to various international publications, for e.g. Sage Encyclopedia of Corporate Reputation and has several international research publications to her credit. While her academic areas of interest are Investor Relations and Corporate Reputation, her favourite literary genre is crime fiction.