Sushil Vachani




Sushil Vachani is the Director of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Under his leadership, the Institute has focused on globalization, technology-enabled education, entrepreneurship and social impact.

Before joining IIM Bangalore, Dr. Vachani was a Professor of Strategy and Innovation at Boston University, where he served in many leadership positions during a twenty-eight-year career. These included Faculty Director of the Japan Program, Chairman of the Strategy Department, Chairman of the Doctoral Program and Special Assistant to Boston University’s President for its India Initiative. He has taught in the US, Japan, China and India. He has extensive managerial and consulting experience with the Boston Consulting Group, Philips and the Tata Administrative Service.

Dr. Vachani received his doctorate from the Harvard Business School, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

Dr. Vachani’s research interests include the global institutional environment, corporate social responsibility and strategy at the base of the pyramid. His research has been published in leading journals, including California Management Review, Harvard Business Review and Journal of International Business Studies. He has published four books on topics ranging from multinational strategies and their impact on poverty, to global governance and adaptation to climate change.

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