Trilochan Shastry

Trilochan Shastry

Trilochan Shastry

Founder Secretary and CEO of Centre for Collective Development (CCD)


Professor Trilochan Sastry (Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MBA IIM Ahmedabad, B.Tech. IIT Delhi)

Dean, Indian Institute of Management 2008-2011 and currently and Professor. Earlier Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 1991 to February 2003.

Founder Secretary and CEO of Centre for Collective Development (CCD) which promotes cooperatives in dry land areas for small and marginal farmers since 2004.

Founder of Farmveda, a value added social venture giving all profits to farmers.

Chairman and founder of Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) that does Citizen Election Watches all over the country since December 2002 with over 1200 NGOs, has won several public interest litigations (PIL) in the Supreme Court, and important RTI appeals on Political Parties. ADR has been conferred 4 National Awards from CNN-IBN, NDTV, TOI, President of India.

Visiting Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Spring 1995, Visiting Professor, International University of Japan, Niigata, Japan, Spring 1996, Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, March 2000 to December 2000, Visiting Scholar, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Jan-June 2001, Professor, Indian School of Business and Associate Dean (Research), July 2001 to January2002.

Published papers in International Journals related to Operations Research, and on broader topics related to the software industry, telecommunications, automobile industry, supply chain management, poverty, education and Cooperatives. Also wrote a number of management cases on operations management, ethics, change management, development, and electoral reforms.

Member of the Board, IIM Bangalore 2006 2011. Awards: “Best Young Teacher” award for 1999 from the Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), “Outstanding Contribution to National Development” Award from IIT Delhi in 2005, Distinguished Alumnus Award, IIT Delhi, 2012, “Young Global Leader”, 2008 by the World Economic Forum. Member of the Bretton Woods Committee. Citizen Extraoridinaire of the Year Award from Bangalore Rotary Club. Has been a consultant to various Indian and International Agencies and Corporations. Member Governing Council for Innovation & Startups Committee – ASSOCHAM Karnataka State Council