Vijay Govindarajan

Vijay Govindarajan



  • The Three Box Solution
  • Innovation Execution
  • Reverse Innovation
  • Delivering World Class Healthcare, Affordably

What he offers

Recognised as one of today’s leading business strategists, Vijay Govindarajan helps companies adapt to the global business environment and change the way they look at strategy. For over 25 years he has worked with CEOs and top management teams in more than 25% of the Fortune 500 firms to discuss, challenge and escalate their thinking about strategy.

How he presents

Warm, articulate and naturally funny, Vijay Govindarajan is a highly popular keynote speaker.

Vijay Govindarajan is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and innovation. Vijay, a The New York Times and Wall Street Journal, Best Selling author, is the Coxe Distinguished Professor at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business and the Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School. He was the first Professor in Residence and Chief Innovation Consultant at General Electric.

Prior to joining the faculty at Tuck, Vijay was on the faculties of Harvard Business School, INSEAD (Fontainebleau) and the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad, India). He worked with GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt to write ‘How GE is Disrupting Itself’, the Harvard Business Review article that pioneered the concept of reverse innovation – any innovation that is adopted first in the developing world. Harvard Business Review picked reverse innovation as one of the Great Moments in Management in the Last Century. In the latest Thinkers 50 Rankings, Vijay was ranked the #1 Indian Management Thinker and is the recipient of numerous awards for excellence in research, including the 2015 AMCF Carl S. Sloan Award.


  • The Three Box Solution: A Strategy For Leading Innovation (2016)
  • Beyond the Idea (with Chris Trimble) (2013)
  • How Stella Saved the Farm (with Chris Trimble) (2013)
  • Reverse Innovation: Create Far From Home, Win Everywhere (2012)
  • The Other Side of Innovation – The Execution Challenge (2010)
  • Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators (2005)
  • Global Strategy and Organization (2003)
  • The Many Facets of Leadership (2002)
  • The Quest for Global Dominance: Transforming Global Presence into Global Competitive Advantage (2001)


  • The Carl S. Sloane Award, The Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF), 2015
  • Winner of the 2015 Board of Overseers Service Medal from the Tuck School of Business Administration
  • Winner, Best Paper Award for Innovation Management, 2012
  • Innovation Award, Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity Visionary Award for Reverse Innovation, 2012
  • Thinkers 50, Ranked as Number 3 Management Thinker in the World
  • Won the Breakthrough Idea Award for the $300 House, 2011
  • McKinsey Award for The Best Article in Harvard Business Review, 2011
  • Fellow of The Strategic Management Society, 2010
  • Top 5 Management Thinker of Indian Origin by BusinessWeek, 2010
  • Emerging Business Brain by London Times, 2008
  • Winner of the Accenture Award by California Management Review for his article “Organizational DNA for Strategic Innovation” (co-authored with Chris Trimble), 2007
  • Top Ten Most Frequently Cited Research Paper on Global Strategy, 2001
  • Academy of Management Hall of Fame, 2000
  • Cited as a Top 50 Management Thinker by The Times of London, 2000
  • Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature Award, 1997
  • Top Five Most Respected Executive Coach on Strategy Rated by Forbes, 1996

Presentation Languages: English

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