In 1976, some distinguished professionals in Lucknow, under the leadership of Mr. T.N. Dhar then Secretary, Planning, Govt. of U.P. came together and with patronage of the then Chief Minister Sri Narayan Dutt Tewari, Lucknow Management Association was formed as a local chapter of AIMA. Establishment of IIM at Lucknow in 1984 gave fillip to LMA’s endavours in proliferation of Management knowledge and taking the management movement forward. LMA hosted a number of distinguished management speakers in its lecture meetings, a practice which still continues.