Dr. Rajiv Nair is an Associate Professor and Chairperson in the Department of Management, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus. He earned his Ph. D. on "The Effect of CSR Disclosures On Investors’ Interests: Evidence From India" from Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Rajiv has double Masters - an M. Sc. in Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems from the London School of Economics and Political Science (UK) and an MBA (Finance) from the University of Stirling, Scotland (UK). He is qualified for membership to the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK.
He has over two decades of industry experience in the UK and the Middle East with blue chip multi-national companies such as Unilever, Fonterra, Coca-Cola, Dubai Properties, Etisalat. He started his career with BirdsEye Walls, Unilever, UK in 1991. His career has placed him in senior managerial, policy influencing positions where his ability to integrate processes and develop business solutions has complemented his analytical skills and strategic planning. His areas of experience include cost management, budgetary procedures & controls, ERP implementation and MIS.
Rajiv is an active researcher on the effects of CSR disclosures on financial transparency and agency costs. Sections of his thesis have been published in category A journal (ABDC rankings) - Pacific Basin Finance Journal. His research has also been presented at A tier conferences such as Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) 2019 and Financial Markets and Corporate Governance (FMCG) Conference, Australia, 2018. He has been the principal supervisor of students’ research projects and has co-authored papers with them on mandatory CSR disclosures, shareholder wealth and capital structure of firms.