Subash Bijlani is the ‘Professor of the Practice’ at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), USA, in their Graduate School of Management and Technology. He is also the Founder-President of Magnus Engineers Pvt. Ltd., a company engaged in management consultancy and training in the fields of technology, strategy, quality, and leadership development. Prior to that he was CEO of the Indian subsidiary of Molins PLC of U.K. for over 20 years, and has travelled widely on professional assignments to 35 countries.
Subash graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UK. He also holds postgraduate diplomas in Computer Management and Finance.
He has served on the boards of governors of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, the EXIM Bank, and a number of companies and academic institutions in India.
He has been Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Northern Region, and has chaired their National Committees on Technology, Capital Goods, and International Trade. He has represented Indian industry on several national and international forums, including the World Intellectual Property Organization.
He is also associated with teaching and writing on management and technology topics. He is the author of the book ‘What Does GATT Mean for India?’ He has been a visiting faculty member at the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, Panjab University Business School, and Executive-in-Residence at the Katz Graduate Business School, University of Pittsburgh, and Bowling Green State University, Ohio.
He is a recipient of the Rotary Fellowship to Australia where he lectured on Indian industrial development, culture, and history. For his contributions to the Indian engineering industry, he was awarded Life Fellowship of the Indian Institution of Manufacturing Engineers. He is a recipient of the Shiromani Award for ‘Extraordinary Excellence’ from Mother Teresa.