Last Updated on September 6, 2023 by Robert C. Hoopes
Rupal Gadhia Appointed as Managing Director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid at Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School has announced the appointment of Rupal Gadhia as the new managing director of MBA Admissions and Financial Aid. Gadhia, who brings with her extensive experience in brand management and consulting, will be responsible for overseeing the admissions process and ensuring the delivery of a high-quality MBA class.
Gadhia’s appointment comes as Harvard Business School aims to increase access and affordability for applicants and students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. In her new role, she will work closely with internal and external stakeholders to develop strategies that foster inclusivity and equity within the MBA program.
With a successful career spanning various industries, Gadhia has worked with renowned companies such as Sara Lee, Campbell Soup Company, and Genpact. Most recently, she served as the senior vice president and global head of marketing for SharkNinja’s robots and home environment categories. Gadhia’s wealth of experience in brand management and marketing brings a unique perspective to her new role at Harvard Business School.
Gadhia’s hiring followed a comprehensive search managed by Heidrick & Struggles, a leading executive search firm. Throughout the search process, the School met with candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences, ultimately selecting Gadhia as the ideal candidate for the position.
Gadhia is set to begin her new role in October, and the Harvard Business School community is eagerly anticipating her arrival. Her appointment reflects the School’s commitment to creating an inclusive and diverse learning environment, where students from all walks of life can thrive and contribute to the business world.
As Gadhia takes on her new responsibilities, Harvard Business School looks forward to the positive impact she will have on shaping the future of MBA admissions and financial aid. With her expertise and dedication, she is poised to make significant strides in increasing access and affordability for aspiring MBA students.