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Bhaskar Chakravorti

Dean of Global Business, Founding Executive Director of Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context, and Professor of the Practice of International Business

Tufts GBA Faculty Bhaskar Chakravorti


Bhaskar Chakravorti is dean of global business at The Fletcher School at Tufts University and the founding executive director of Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context. He also serves on faculty as a professor of the practice of international business, chairs the Council on Emerging Market Enterprises, and is on the executive committee of the Tufts Institute for Innovation.

Prior to joining Fletcher, Chakravorti was a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he led McKinsey’s innovation and global forces practices and served on its knowledge services committee. He was also a distinguished scholar at MIT’s Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship and served on the faculty of Harvard Business School and Harvard University’s Center for the Environment, where he taught innovation and entrepreneurship.

During a career that spans more than 20 years, he has been an adviser to CEOs, senior management, and boards of over 30 companies in the Fortune 500 and has worked across the Americas, EU, Asia, and Africa as well as many other industries. He is the author of the best-selling book The Slow Pace of Fast Change: Bringing Innovations to Market in a Connected World. His papers and articles have appeared in top-tier academic journals.

Chakravorti holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Rochester, where he was a University Fellow. He also holds a master’s in economics from the Delhi School of Economics.