Sri Zaheer Affiliation: University of Minnesota

Bio: Sri Zaheer became the 12th dean of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota on March 8, 2012.

During her tenure as dean of the Carlson School, Sri launched a Military Veterans Initiative to help servicemen and women transition from military to business careers, has increased the business community’s engagement with the school and has overseen the introduction of several new programs.

Sri holds the Elmer L. Andersen Chair in Global Corporate Social Responsibility and her research focus is on international business—a topic on which she has published extensively. In 2018, the Academy of Management named Sri as the PWC Strategy& Eminent Scholar, recognizing her lifetime achievement in international management scholarship. Sri is also a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, and a former Consulting Editor of the Journal of International Business Studies.

Sri currently serves as the chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and is a Charter Trustee for Hamilton College in New York. She previously served on the boards of the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), Greater Twin Cities United Way, the Guthrie Theater and Mayo Clinic’s Economic Development Agency in Rochester, Minnesota.

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal honored her contributions to the broader Twin Cities community with its 2013 Women in Business Award. She was recently inducted into the Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest 2019 Business Hall of Fame and was one of the 2019  Girl Scouts Women of Distinction Honorees. 

  • PhD, Sloan School of Management at MIT
  • MBA, Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad
  • B.S. in Physics, Women’s Christian College, Madras University

Last Updated: July 2020