About Director

Director, IIM Mumbai

Prof. Manoj K Tiwari

Director, Indian Institute of Management, Mumbai
Vihar Lake Road, Powai, Mumbai – 400087 (MH)

Prof. Manoj Kumar Tiwari (FNAE, FNASc, and FIISE) has been Director, Indian Institute of Management, Mumbai (Earlier known as NITIE, Mumbai) since November 2019. Under his leadership, the institute’s rank has been improved to 9 from 29 in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranking for Management. He was a Professor with a Higher Academic Grade - HAG (2016-2019), Head of Department (2013-2016), BOG Member (2016-2018), Dean Planning & Coordination (2017-2019) at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and currently on-lien for five years. As a researcher, he is working in Manufacturing Systems and Supply Chain Management domain. His research and teaching interests include modeling the Manufacturing Processes and Operations analysis in Supply Chain Networks. Optimization, Simulation, and Computational Intelligence are the main techniques adopted by Prof. Tiwari to automate the decision support system for complex and large-scale problems in the Manufacturing and Logistics System. Several national and international research funding agencies and industries have supported his research interests.

He has published more than 354 papers (H Index, Google Scholar – 82, and Scopus - 61) in highly reputed International Journals. He was rated as Rank 1 among the top 100 individual researchers worldwide who published research articles in the International Journal of Production Research during 1985-2010. He is also mentioned as a leading author in the Supply Chain Analytical Techniques field by the Journal of Computer & Industrial Engineering. Recipient of the “Most Influential Researcher Award” in the domain of Operations and Supply Chain Management. He is the Recipient of the David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award (IISE, USA, 2023) and the Mahalanobis Distinguished Educator Award from the Operations Research Society of India (ORSI).

He is listed among the top 20 most productive authors in the area of Production and Operations Management, as reported in the last 50 years. He serves as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, International Journal of Production Research, Expert Systems with Applications, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, and Sadhana. Prof. Tiwari is on the editorial board of several International Journals such as EJOR (2010-14), IJCIM, PPC, RCIM, IJAMT, and JTS. Prof. Tiwari serves as Chairman, Sectional Committee of the Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN), Chairman of the Board of UG Studies AICTE, First member of Board of UG Studies AICTE, and Member, Board of Governor at NIFFT Ranchi and Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. Prof. Tiwari is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IISE, USA), the Indian National academy of Engineering (INAE, India), and the National Academy of Sciences (FNASc, India).