Professor, Fletcher School
Bhaskar Chakravorti is the Senior Associate Dean of International Business & Finance 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.” In addition, Bhaskar also serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, is an Advisory Board member for the UNDP’s IICPSD, based in Istanbul, a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution India and the Senior Advisor for Digital Inclusion at the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth. He is a regular writer and columnist for multiple widely read publications, e.g. Harvard Business Review, Forbes, The Guardian, Indian Express, Huffington Post, and is a former op-ed columnist on Innovation for the Washington Post. He is the author of the Amazon.com best-selling book, “The Slow Pace of Fast Change” (Harvard Business Press). His papers and articles appear in top-tier academic journals, multiple books and in widely-read media, e.g. New York Times, WSJ, Financial Times, Washington Post, CNN, Foreign Affairs, BusinessWeek, CNBC. He has provided commentary to the media, e.g. BBC, National Public Radio, Al Jazeera, CCTV, NBC, New York Times, WSJ, The Economist, The Times of London, Times of India, among many others, on a variety of issues ranging from innovation to digital transformation to sustainable development. Prior to joining Fletcher, 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. In a 20+ year career, he has been an advisor to CEOs and senior management of over 30 companies in the Fortune 500 and worked across the Americas, EU, Asia and Africa, and multiple industries. Bhaskar’s Ph.D. in Economics is from the University of Rochester and his MA from the Delhi School of Economics and BA (honors) from Delhi University’s St. Stephen’s College.