Professor B.S. Sahay is Founder Director of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Raipur, India. Prior to joining IIM Raipur, he was the Director of two top level national institutes, Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, India and Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad, India for about six years. He was also responsible for setting up IMT Dubai and providing strategic guidance to IMT Nagpur.
Professor Sahay did his B. Tech. from BIT Sindri, M.Tech. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India. He has widely traveled world over and went to Germany and Japan under Fellowship Programmes. He has over 30 years of experience in teaching, research, consultancy, executive education, and industries. He has worked both in India and abroad on various assignments for manufacturing and service industries. His teaching, research and consulting interests include logistics and supply chain management, production and operations management, project management, productivity management and business modelling.
Professor Sahay serves on the Editorial Board of four international journals (International Journal of Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, and Journal of Indian Business Research) and many national journals. He was the Founding Editor of International Journal of Value Chain Management and Guest Editor of many international journals.
Prof. Sahay has carried out 20 sponsored research projects and 35 consulting assignments and organized six major International Conferences. He has published and presented more than 150 papers in international/national journals and conferences. He has authored six books in the area of Supply Chain Management, World Class Manufacturing, Total Quality Management and Productivity Management besides editing 13 books.
Prof. Sahay has received numerous awards for his significant research contributions, teaching and academic administration. His book on Productivity Management was given Escorts Book Award (1998) and ISTD National Book Award (2000) and book on Supply Chain Modelling & Solutions (2007) and World Class Manufacturing received ISTD National Book Award (2001) for outstanding contribution to the understanding of management principles and practices. As a token of excellence for his research work he received three best paper awards (1996, 1999, 2005). He is recipient of the Fellow of IIIE (2000), Best Director Award (2009), Best Teacher Award (2008), Award of Excellence in Research and Nurturer of Talent Award (2008). Prof. Sahay has been honoured by Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Alumni Association and has been given “IIT Delhi Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Contribution to National Development” (2011). Prof. Sahay has been felicitated with "Distinguished Alumnus award" by BIT Sindri (2010). Prof. Sahay has been honored CSR Eminent Directors of Leading Institutes Award on 19th April, 2015. Prof. Sahay has been honored and facilitated Amity Academic Excellence Award by Amity University on 26th February, 2015. He has also been facilitated Honorary Fellowship of Indian Institute of Material Management on 28th November, 2014
Prof. Sahay is on the board of Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs under Ministry of Corporate Affairs (2010 till date), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur (2013-) under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare; Guru Ghashidas Central University, Bilaspur (2014-); National Board of Accreditation (2013-16); BIT Sindri (2012 till date); Chhattisgarh Infotech & Biotech Promotion Society, Government of Chhattisgarh (2012-) and IIM Raipur (2010-15). He was on the Board of All India Management Association (2007-10), Association of Management Schools (2008), MDI Gurgaon (2009-10), IMT Ghaziabad (2005-09), and South Asian Quality Systems (2009). He is also on the expert committee of Ministry of Human Resource Development, All India Council of Technical Education, National Board of Accreditation, National Task Force of CII on Skill Development, many universities and organisations. Prof. Sahay was on the board of Decision Science Institute (He is a member of Decision Science Institute (DSI) USA (2008); Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), USA (2008); INFORMS,USA (2008).