Dr. Ashish Nanda - BTECH, PhD, PGDM | Member - NAMTECH Advisory Council
Dr. Ashish Nanda

Dr. Ashish Nanda

Dr. Ashish Nanda, a luminary of profound distinction in the realm of academia and leadership, exemplifies a remarkable synthesis of erudition and visionary guidance. Currently serving as a Senior Lecturer and ‘C. Roland Christensen’ Distinguished Management Educator at both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, Dr. Nanda’s enduring contributions to education and leadership stand as a testament to his remarkable journey.

Dr. Nanda’s academic journey is marked by an unswerving pursuit of knowledge and scholarly excellence. Holding a PhD from the illustrious Harvard University, he exemplifies the quintessence of academic achievement. His repertoire further extends to a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad and a Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) from the esteemed Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. These academic credentials underscore his multifaceted approach to education and knowledge acquisition.

As a Professor at Harvard Business School, Dr. Nanda’s contributions to education are manifold. He serves as the course head for the MBA Required Curriculum course in strategy. He imparts his wisdom through courses on leadership, strategy, and professional services in the MBA Elective Curriculum – in addition to several executive education programs. His influence as an educator is complemented by his role as a prolific author, with a portfolio encompassing over 120 case studies and course notes, a testament to his dedication to academic excellence.

During his tenure as the Director of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad from 2013 to 2017, Dr. Nanda’s visionary leadership left an indelible mark on the institution’s trajectory. His responsibilities as Director were complemented by his role as an educator, teaching courses on ethics and professional services, both in the MBA program and executive education offerings. Additionally, he lent his expertise to multiple advisory committees associated with higher education, further underscoring his commitment to the advancement of educational institutions.

Dr. Nanda’s research, teaching, and advisory work are inextricably intertwined with the domains of leadership and strategy, particularly in the context of professional services. His extensive experience with professional service and human capital-intensive organizations has positioned him as a thought leader in this critical field. His footprint in executive development programs tailored for professionals, entrepreneurs, and senior government officials is a testament to his commitment to sharing knowledge and expertise on a global scale.

Moreover, Dr. Nanda’s influence extends beyond the classroom, as he has served as a non-executive director on the boards of public companies, private firms, partnerships, not-for-profit organizations, and academic institutions. His role in shaping the strategies and direction of these entities reflects his profound commitment to organizational excellence and governance.
In conclusion, Dr. Ashish Nanda’s remarkable journey from academic excellence to visionary leadership in the spheres of education and professional services underscores his enduring commitment to scholarship and knowledge dissemination. His multifaceted contributions as an educator, author, and leader serve as a beacon of inspiration in the realms of academia and professional development.

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