I have been a permanent faculty of the Indian School of Business ever since it was set up in 2001. Prior to this I was the faculty of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad for over 15 years.

Currently I am the Executive Director of the Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise at the Indian School of Business. I have 33 years of combined experience as an academic at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and the Indian School of Business.

I have done research on family business, entrepreneurship and strategy, and has authored/edited seven books and published extensively in reputed Indian and overseas journals. My consulting experience includes areas such as family business governance, professionalization, succession planning, strategic planning, identification of new opportunities for growth, corporate entrepreneurship and turn around strategies in family and non-family environments. I am a frequent speaker to communities of family businesses in India and abroad, and writes for popular media regularly. I have written several management cases, and has conducted training programmes for family businesses on governance, professionalization, strategic management and entrepreneurship. I have been associated with the FBN International for several years, and has served on various advisory committees of the Government of India, World Bank, Securities and Exchange Board of India. My latest book the “The 10 Commandments for Family Business” has been published by the SAGE in January 2015. I have been a pioneer academic entrepreneur, propagating the message of strengthening family business in India and outside.


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