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Anil Gupta

Prof of INSEAD, Expert on India and China

Anil K. Gupta is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and globalisation. He is currently the INSEAD Chaired Professor of Strategy at INSEAD and is based at the Institute’s Asia campus in Singapore.

He is also the Michael Dingman Chair in Global Strategy & Entrepreneurship (on leave) at the Smith School of Business, The University of Maryland at College Park. He received a doctorate from Harvard Business School, an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad, and a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur. Anil also serves as chief advisor to The China India Institute, a Washington DC-based research and consulting organisation.

Anil’s most recent book – Getting China and India Right (Wiley, 2009) – received the 2009 Silver Prize as the world’s best book on globalisation/international business from Axiom Book Awards, an association of book publishers.

Anil is also the author, co-author, or co-editor of over seventy papers and three additional books: The Quest for Global Dominance (Wiley, 2008), Smart Globalization (Wiley, 2003), and Global Strategy and Organization (Wiley, 2003). Anil serves as a regular columnist on “Getting China and India Right” for BusinessWeek. His opinion pieces have also been published in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Chief Executive Magazine, The Daily Telegraph,
China Daily, Economic Times, and other outlets. He has also been quoted by The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, BusinessWeek, Forbes, BBC, CNBC as well as other leading media in the U.S., China, India, and Europe.

In its April 15, 2010 issue, Economist magazine identified Anil as one of the world’s “rising superstars.” The recipient of numerous awards for excellence in research and teaching, Anil has also been recognized by BusinessWeek as an Outstanding Faculty in its Guide to the Best B-Schools, 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. He is also an elected lifetime Fellow of the Academy of International Business.

Anil serves regularly as a keynote speaker at major conferences and corporate forums in the United States, Europe, China, and India – including the BusinessWeek CEO Forum, the Global Partnership Summit organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry, the CEO2CEO Summit organized by Chief Executive magazine, the Yale CEO Summit, and the Global Leadership Conference, Shanghai. He has also served as a consultant, adviser, keynote speaker and/or executive education faculty on strategy and globalization with some of the largest corporations in the world.

He has earlier served on the boards of directors of Omega Worldwide (NASDAQ, an asset management company), Vitalink Pharmaceutical Services Inc. (NYSE), NeoMagic Corporation (NASDAQ, a semiconductor company), and TiE-DC, the premier organization of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in the Mid-Atlantic region. He is also a member of the board of advisors for Asia Silicon Valley Connection (San Mateo, CA), RavGen (a Maryland-based biotechnology venture), and India Globalization Capital. Additionally, he has been an advisor to the US-India Business Council.

Anil has earlier served as a visiting professor at Stanford University, Dartmouth College, Bocconi Business School (Italy), Helsinki University of Technology (Finland), and IPMI (Indonesia).


  • Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Assessment and Redesign of Global Strategies
  • Development of Strategies for China and India
  • Strategy and Competitive Advantage

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