Speaker Details

Vikram Gandhi

Professor, Harvard Business School

Vikram S. Gandhi teaches Investing - Return, Risk and Impact, The Entrepreneurial Manager, FIELD Global Immersion and various Executive Education Programs. He is a faculty member of the Impact Co-Laboratory focusing on research in the area of Impact Investing. He is the founder of Asha Impact, which leverages capital, networks, and expertise to address critical development challenges facing India and other emerging economies. He is also the special advisor to CPPIB. Prior to teaching at Harvard Business School, he was Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and Global Head of the Financial Institutions Business for Credit Suisse in New York and Hong Kong, as well as Co-Head of Global FIG for Morgan Stanley, in New York. He is a Founding Member of Harvard University’s South Asia Initiative and a member of The Global Leaders Circle at Harvard Business School. He is also a Founder of Ashoka University, the first liberal arts college established in India, a Founding Board Member of Social Finance India, and he has recently worked with the National Innovation Council to set up The India Inclusive Innovation Fund.