Goa Institute of Management (GIM) appointed Sunil Rai as the new director, effective February 1, 2013. Rai was selected by the Search Committee of the Board of GIM. Prior to this, Rai was the Vice President at NIIT University, Neemrana, Rajasthan.
Rai has studied marine engineering from the Naval College of Engineering INS Shivaji in Lonavla. He then went on to pursue an MTech in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay before completing an MBA in HR and received a PhD in Business Continuity Management from BITS Pilani.
Rai has spent 32 years in the field of general and technical management, largely with the Indian Navy. He was the Chief Engineer onboard Indian naval ships, and Jt. Controller Material Planning in the Indian navy. He has also held the position of Deputy General Manager at Goa Shipyard Vasco. Rai has also taught in SP Jain Institute of Management and Research in Mumbai as a joint Director. He has also led the team at Mumbai Business School, which was founded by Rai.