He was the longest-serving Director of XLRI. His total tenure as Director spanned over 16 years across two terms, from 1989 to 1994 and from 2008 to 2019. He has been Founder- Secretory of National HRD Network and founder President of Indian Association of Autonomous Business School
All India Management Association (AIMA) conferred on him “AIMA – Kewal Nohria Award” for Academic Leadership in Management Education” -2019.
He was also conferred the ‘AIM – ASMA Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the 3rd ASMA Annual Convention & Awards -2019.
Fr. Abraham was highly regarded as a champion of India’s management academia and an eminent thought leader in academic governance who has immensely contributed to management education in India.
He was also on the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools and Association of Asia Pacific Business Schools boards.
Fr. Abraham has also been a member of the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and member of the All India Board of Management Studies.
He had served as a member of the Board of Governors at many Indian and foreign business schools, like XLRI Jamshedpur, St Xavier University Kolkata, St Xavier University Bhubaneswar, and Asian Institute of Management, Manila.