Visiting Professor of Global Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti is the dean of global business at The Fletcher School at Tufts University and founding executive director of Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context. The Institute’s objective is to “connect the world of business with the world.” At the Institute, Bhaskar has launched multiple initiatives, including The Digital Planet, Inclusion Inc., and The “Turn?” Conference series.
Bhaskar serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, is an advisory board member for the UNDP’s International Center for the Private Sector in Development based in Istanbul, is a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution India, and is the Senior Advisor for Digital Inclusion at the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth.
He is a regular writer and columnist for Harvard Business Review, Forbes, The Guardian, The Indian Express, and Huffington Post. He is a former op-ed columnist on Innovation for the Washington Post, has contributed articles to New York Times, The Economist, The Times of London, The Times of India, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Washington Post, CNN, Foreign Affairs, BusinessWeek, and CNBC, and has been a commentator on BBC, National Public Radio, Al Jazeera, CCTV, NBC.
He is the author of The Slow Pace of Fast Change: Bringing Innovations to Market in a Connected World (Harvard Business Press). Bhaskar was a partner of McKinsey & Company, on the faculty of Harvard Business School and a distinguished scholar at MIT’s Legatum Center. He was a leader of McKinsey’s Innovation and Global Forces practices and taught innovation and entrepreneurship at Harvard. Prior to McKinsey, he was a partner at the Monitor Group, a game theorist at Bellcore (formerly Bell Labs), on the economics faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was selected to be an officer of TAS, the “talent pipeline of leaders” for India’s Tata Group.
Bhaskar’s PhD in Economics is from the University of Rochester and his MA is from the Delhi School of Economics and BA (honors) is from Delhi University’s St. Stephen’s College.