Keynote Speaker Vijay Govindarajan

Vijay Govindarajan

Dartmouth International Business Professor, Strategy and Innovation Expert, Director of the Tuck Center for Global Leadership

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    $50,001 and above i
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    New Hampshire, USA

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Vijay Govindarajan’s Key Accomplishments Include . . .
Vijay Govindarajan (VG) is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and innovation. He is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He was also the first Professor in Residence and Chief Innovation Consultant at General Electric. He worked with GE’s CEO, Jeff Immelt to write How GE is Disrupting Itself, the Harvard Business Review (HBR) article that pioneered the concept of reverse innovation – any innovation that is adopted first in the developing world. HBR rated reverse innovation as one of the ten big ideas of the decade. VG writes about innovation and execution on his blog, Harvard Business Review, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek and has been consistently ranked at the top of the Thinkers 50 list of the world’s most influential business thinkers.

VG has published more than ten articles in the top academic journals (Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal) and more than ten articles in prestigious practitioner journals including several best-selling HBR articles. He received the McKinsey Award for the best article in HBR. He published the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best Seller Reverse Innovation.

Prior to joining the faculty at Tuck, Govindarajan was on the faculties of Harvard Business School, INSEAD (Fontainebleau) and the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad, India). VG is also a fellow at Innosight, an innovation consulting firm.

Vijay Govindarajan has worked with CEOs and top management teams in more than 25% of the Fortune 500 firms to discuss, challenge, and escalate their thinking about strategy. His clients include: Boeing, Coca-Cola, Colgate, Deere, FedEx, GE, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, J.P. Morgan Chase, J&J, New York Times, P&G, Sony, and Wal-Mart. He has been a keynote speaker at the BusinessWeekCEO Forum, HSM World Business Forum, TED, and World Economic Forum at Davos.

The recipient of numerous awards for excellence in research, Govindarajan was inducted into the Academy of Management Journals’ Hall of Fame, and ranked by Management International Review as one of the ‘Top 20 North American Superstars” for research in strategy and organization. One of his papers was recognized as one of the ten most-often cited articles in the entire 40-year history ofAcademy of Management Journal.

This year, Vijay has been selected as the 2015 recipient of The Carl S. Sloane Award by The Association of Management Consulting Firms.  Additionally, his book Leading Innovation will be published by HBR Press in 2015. The book elaborates on the 3 Box Framework for strategy and innovation (Box 1 = Mange the Present, Box 2 = selectively Forget the Past, Box 3 = Create the Future).  He has also been designated the Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School for two years. he’ll be sharing his expertise on strategy and innovation with faculty, MBA students, doctoral students, and executives at Harvard Business School.

More About Vijay Govindarajan . . .
Vijay Govindarajan has also been identified as a leading management thinker by influential publications including Outstanding Faculty, named by Business Week in its Guide to Best B-Schools; Top Ten Business School Professor in Corporate Executive Education, named by Business Week; Top Five Most Respected Executive Coach on Strategy, rated by Forbes; Top 50 Management Thinker, named byThe London Times; Rising Super Star, cited by The Economist; Outstanding Teacher of the Year, voted by Tuck’s MBA students.

VG received his doctorate from the Harvard Business School and was awarded the Robert Bowne Prize for the best thesis proposal. He also received his MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School where he was included in the Dean’s Honor List. Prior to this, VG received his Chartered Accountancy degree in India where he was awarded the President’s Gold Medal for obtaining the first rank nationwide.

Testimonials 6

  • I’ve heard that VG is a highly sought after keynote speaker. I now know why when he addressed our CEO Summit

    Senior Executive

    Fortune 100 Company

  • VG shows how to turn breakthrough ideas into breakthrough growth.

    John Menzer

    President and CEO, Wal-Mart International

  • VG is outstanding in facilitating top management forums.


    Thomson Reuters

  • VG is a Top 50 Management Thinker

    The London Times

  • Among the line  up of incredible speakers like Jack Welch and Malcom Gladwell, VG was the best

    Participant in a Major Conference

  • VG does a terrific job of pinpointing factors to drive sustained results.


    John Deere Company

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