Professor Chandan Chowdhury

Senior Associate Dean and Executive Director, Munjal Institute for Global Manufacturing, Indian School of  Business

Chandan Chowdhury is a Senior Associate Dean and a Practice Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems at the Indian School of Business. He is also the Executive Director leading the (1) Munjal Institute for Global Manufacturing and the (2) Punj-Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management at ISB. Professor Chandan did his MS in Mechanical Engineering and has doctorate from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (formerly known as the Technical University of Budapest). Professor Chandan has been the recipient of numerous awards and his special areas of interest are operations and manufacturing management, innovation and ‘Technology Enabled Business Transformation’ and smart and sustainable city.

Prior to joining ISB, he served three top multinationals as Managing Director and Country Manager. He was CEO and Member Board of Directors at IFS-India (a 100% subsidiary of Industrial and Financial System, a Swedish Multinational, listed in Stockholm focussing on enterprise applications). He was also the Country Manager at IBM-Software Group (Strategic Accounts). Prior to joining ISB, he served Dassault Systemes over 5 years, initially as a Managing Director-India and subsequently as Vice President-Global Affairs. Dassault Systemes is a European multinational operating from approximately 140 countries. He was also a Member, Board of Directors at Dassault Systemes-India. He has lead business transformation initiatives in many leading corporate both in government and private sectors.

Professor Chandan has an excellent blend of academia and industry. During his last academic stint, he was a Professor, Dean (Academy), Chairman (Board of Research) and Member (Board of Governors) at NITIE (National Institute of Industrial Engineering, established as a joint initiative between United Nations and Government of India in 1963). 

He is passionate about leveraging technology to make the world a better place to live in.