Smarajit Dey is President, Strategic Initiatives, and responsible for NIIT’s new businesses. In this capacity, he oversees the operations of the Institute for Finance, Banking and Insurance (IFBI – NIIT’s new entity with equity participation by ICICI bank), and NIIT Imperia, NIIT’s Executive Management Education venture. Earlier, Dr. Dey has led NIIT’s Individual Learning Business, set-up NIIT Online Learning Ltd., headed Corporate Development & Quality, and managed NIIT’s Software and Learning initiatives in East India and Bangladesh. Born in 1957, Dr. Dey holds a Doctorate in Information Systems from BITS, Pilani. Dr. Dey was on the faculty of BITS, Pilani before joining NIIT, where he was closely associated with its Industry-Collaborative Education programmes. Dr. Dey also serves on the Executive Board of the Association of Indian Management Schools.