De was working as the Professor at National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai before joining as the Director of IIM Shillong on June 17.
The Professor holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Calcutta, West Bengal and has widespread expertise in ergonomics, human factors engineering, biomechanics, executive work and work stress, and human factors in technology management.
Prior to joining IIM Shillong, he had undertaken various research projects sponsored by government of India and industries related to his expertise.
He had also taken on various consulting assignments guiding the corporate houses encompassing industries like manufacturing, petroleum, airline, and chemical industries.
Moreover De was also member in two national committees in the Ministry of Labor and Welfare, government of India.
--IBNS (Posted on 24-06-2013)