Bhaskar Chakravorti

Dean of Global Business, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Former Partner, McKinsey & Company

Bhaskar Chakravorti


 Bhaskar Chakravorti is Dean of Global Business at The Fletcher School at Tufts University and the Founding Executive Director of Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context.

Dr. Chakravorti serves on the Fletcher faculty as Professor of the Practice of International Business, chairs the Council on Emerging Market Enterprises and is on the Executive Committee of the Tufts Institute for Innovation. He also serves on the Global Agenda Council on the Economics of Innovation for the World Economic Forum.

Prior to joining Fletcher, Dr. Chakravorti was a Partner of McKinsey & Company, a Distinguished Scholar at MIT's Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship, and faculty of Harvard Business School and Harvard University Center for the Environment. He was a leader of McKinsey’s Innovation and Global Forces practices, served on its Knowledge Services Committee and taught innovation and entrepreneurship at Harvard. In a career spanning over two decades, he has been an advisor to CEOs, senior management and boards of over 30 companies in the Fortune 500, and has worked across the Americas, EU, Asia and Africa, with multiple industries.

He is the author of the best-selling book: “The Slow Pace of Fast Change: Bringing Innovations to Market in a Connected World”. His papers and articles appear in top-tier academic journals, multiple books and in widely-read media, for e.g. Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Washington Post, CNN, Foreign Affairs, CNBC; his interviews feature in Business Week, The Economist, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, BBC, FT, Fast Company, CNN, New Yorker, and others. He has appeared frequently on Public  Radio, is a columnist for the Indian Express and blogger for CNN and the Huffington Post.

Dr. Chakravorti’s prior appointments were as a Partner and Thought Leader at the Monitor Group, Game Theorist at Bellcore (formerly Bell Labs), Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and TAS officer with India's Tata Group.

His Ph.D. in Economics is from the University of Rochester, where he was a University Fellow.