Vijay Govindarajan, Professor of International Business and Director of the Center for Global Leadership at Tuck School of Business, is widely regarded as one of the world's leading experts on innovation.
Dr. Govindarajan consistently works with CEOs and top management teams in Fortune 500 companies including Boeing, Coca-Cola, Colgate, Deere, FedEx, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, J.P Morgan Chase, New York Times, Procter & Gamble, Sony and Wal-Mart, among many others.
He has worked on the faculties of Harvard Business School and the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (India), and served as a visiting Professor at INSEAD (France), the International University of Japan, and Helsinki School of Economics (Finland). He has authored or co-authored several books, including the international best-sellers "Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators" and "Reverse Innovation".
He has published over 70 articles in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, and MIT Sloan Management Review. One of his papers has been recognized as one of "the ten most-often cited articles" in the entire 40-year history of Academy of Management Journal.
He has been named among the "top five most respected executive coaches on strategy" by Forbes, the "top 50 management thinkers" by The London Times, the "top 20 superstars in U.S" by Management International Review, and the "top ten business school educators" by BusinessWeek. He was also named an "outstanding business school faculty member" by BusinessWeek.
Vijay Govindarajan holds an MBA and a Ph.D from Harvard Business School, where he was included in the Dean's Honor List and awarded with the Robert Bowne Prize for best thesis proposal. He is a regular keynote speaker in CEO Forums and major conferences, including the World Innovation Forum and BusinessWeek CEO Forum.