Pankaj Ghemawat

Pankaj Ghemawat



  • WORLD 3.0: Global Prosperity and How to
    Achieve It
  • The World is Not Flat
  • Redefining Global Strategy – Crossing Borders in a World Where Differences Still Matter
  • Strategy and the Business Landscape
  • Core Competencies for a Globalised World
  • Global Imbalances
  • Risk Management

What he offers

Pankaj Ghemawat challenges current thinking on globalisation and explains to audiences his controversial theory as to why he believes ‘the world is not flat’ and why we are living in an era of ‘semi-globalisation’. By basing his research on real-world case studies and with a mastery of economic data, Prof. Ghemawat offers CEOs and business leaders refreshing and effective strategies for sustained business development in today’s volatile economic climate.

How he presents

An astute commentator on global trends and current core competencies, Prof. Ghemawat delivers informative and well balanced presentations which offer essential insights and thought-provoking impulses for today’s decision makers.

Pankaj Ghemawat is one of the new generation management gurus who throws new light on corporate behaviour and particularly its global aspect. He is the Global Professor of Management and Strategy and Director of the Center for the Globalization of Education and Management at the Stern School of Business at New York University, and the Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy at IESE Business School. Between 1983 and 2008 he was on the faculty at the Harvard Business School where, in 1991, he became the youngest person in the school’s history to be appointed a full professor. Ghemawat was also the youngest “guru” included in the guide to the greatest management thinkers of all time published in 2008 by The Economist.

Ghemawat has written more than 100 research articles and case studies, is one of the world’s best-selling authors of teaching cases and fellow of the Academy of International Business and of the Strategic Management Society. Professor Ghemawat earned both his B.S. in Applied Mathematics and his Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University.


  • DHL Global Connectedness Index 2014
  • Depth Index of Globalization 2013
  • DHL Global Connectedness Index 2012
  • DHL Global Connectedness Index 2011
  • World 3.0 (2011)
  • Redefining Global Strategy (2007)
  • Strategy and The Business Landscape (2005)
  • Games Businesses Play (1997)
  • Commitment (1991)


  • In 2014, he received the Eminent Scholar Award of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management
  • His book World 3.0 won the Axiom Business Book Gold Award in the International Business/Globalization Category
  • His book World 3.0 won the IESE Alumni Research Excellence Award Booz Eminent Scholar Award of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management
  • In November 2011, his book World 3.0, won the Thinkers50 Award
  • The McKinsey Award for the best article published in the Harvard Business Review
  • The Irwin Educator of the Year Award from the Academy of Management
  • Herbert Simon Award of Rajk Laszlo College for Advance Studies in Budapest
  • IESE-Fundacion BBVA Economics for Management Prize
  • IESE Alumni Research Excellence Prize for his book Redefining Global Strategy


“An impeccably researched reassessment of the global business world – not as an ideal but as it really is.”

“Pankaj Ghemawat is one of those rare individuals who combines world class scholarship with a deep knowledge of business practice. Redefining Global Strategy tackles the crucial balance between local and global that will often define success in an increasingly globalized world economy.”

“Pankaj Ghemawat has created an important strategic guidebook for leaders of the 21st century globally integrated enterprise. His analytic framework is both visionary and pragmatic: aware of the broader historic trajectories of globalization, but grounded in the real kinds of decisions business leaders have to make in the here and now. And his caveats about ‘semiglobalization’ provide a salutary reminder that massive change of this kind doesn’t happen overnight. By basing his analysis on real-world case studies and a mastery of economic data, Pankaj Ghemawat will help CEOs and leaders of institutions make smarter decisions on one of the most important challenges we all face.”

“It was a pleasure meeting you in our CIO event last Friday. Your views about the current macroeconomic picture and how IT can help to increase competitiveness of the companies, were insightful and provided real value to all the audience. We know Spanish CIOs especially appreciated the information and advice you have provided.”

“Outstanding service. You always seem to pull it out of the bag for us, whatever we need – already thinking about next year.”

“Excellent service, you were able to move our speaker from a Thursday to Friday night at the very last minute without any problems, first class service.”

“Good and professional service. Great support as always, especially during the event preparation and with logistics, very easy to work with.”

Presentation Languages: English, French, Hindi

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