Bhaskar Chakravorti is the executive director of Fletcher's Institute for Business in the Global Context (IBGC) and Council on Emerging Market Enterprises (CEME) and a professor of practice in International Business. Dean Chakravorti brings to Fletcher extensive experience in academia, strategy consulting, industry, and high-tech R&D.
Prior to Fletcher, he was a Partner of McKinsey & Company and a Distinguished Scholar at MIT's Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship. He also served on the faculty of the Harvard Business School and the Harvard University Center for the Environment. Over his 20+ year career as consultant and educator, he has advised more than 30 companies in the Fortune 500, policymakers, investors, and entrepreneurs. His work has spanned multiple geographies: the Americas, EU, Asia, and Africa. At McKinsey, he was a leader of its Innovation and Global Forces practices and he served on the Firm's Knowledge Services Committee that oversees McKinsey Knowledge Centers, a 1,200 member group of researchers and analysts based in China, India, Belgium, and the US, among others. At Harvard, he taught innovation, entrepreneurship management, and new venture formation. Chakravorti's prior appointments include: partner and thought leader at Monitor Group; game theorist and member of the technical staff at Bellcore (formerly Bell Labs); assistant professor of economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and officer of TAS, the executive cadre for the Tata Group.
Chakravorti's book, "The Slow Pace of Fast Change: Bringing Innovations to Market in a Connected World," was selected as one of the Best Business Books of the year by multiple publications and an Amazon.com best-seller on Innovation, and has been influential in many client and policy recommendations. He has published widely in both academic and widely read publications and has been invited to speak before academic, executive, and policy audiences around the world.