Prof. Pankaj Ghemawat
Professor of Global Strategy & Bestselling Author
Pankaj Ghemawat is one of the new generation management gurus who throws new light on corporate behaviour and particularly its global aspect. He is currently Professor of Global Strategy at the IESE Business School which is ranked as one of the top 3 business schools in Europe and also writes a blog on global strategy, ‘What in the World’ for Harvard Business Online. He has written several award winning publications on Business Strategy including the bestseller, ‘Redefining Global Strategy’. He is ranked in the Thinkers 50.
"An impeccably researched reassessment of the global business world – not as an ideal but as it really is" Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP Group
Professor Ghemawat earned his PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University. He then worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in London before joining the Harvard Business School in 1983. In 1991, he was appointed the youngest professor in HBS’s history and in 2006 he joined IESE. In October 2008 he was appointed Fellow of the Strategic Management Society (SMS). He has received numerous awards including the 2008 Irwin Outstanding Educator Award from the Academy of Management, the first European Business School Professor to receive this award.
Pankaj Ghemawat challenges current thinking on globalisation and explains to audiences his controversial theory as to why he believes ‘the world is not flat’ and why we are living in an era of ‘semi-globalisation’. By basing his research on real-world case studies and with a mastery of economic data, Prof. Ghemawat offers CEOs and business leaders refreshing and effective strategies for sustained business development in today’s volatile economic climate.
An astute commentator on global trends and current core competencies, Prof. Ghemawat delivers informative and well balanced presentations which offer essential insights and thought-provoking impulses for today’s decision makers.
He presents in English, French and Hindi.