Tarun Khanna

Professor of Strategy and Governance at the Harvard Business School

Tarun Khanna keynote Speaker

Tarun Khanna is Professor of Strategy and Governance at the Harvard Business School. He joined the faculty in 1993 after obtaining an engineering degree from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from Harvard

His latest book is Billions of Entrepreneurs: How China and India are Reshaping Their Futures and Yours. It focuses on the drivers of entrepreneurship in China and India and builds on over a decade of work with companies, investors and non-profits in developing countries worldwide.

His scholarly work has been published in a range of economics and management journals, several of which he also serves in an editorial capacity. Articles in the Harvard Business and Foreign Policy distil the implications of this research for practicing managers. His work is frequently featured in global news magazines as well as on TV and radio.

Tarun Khanna serves on the advisory boards of several companies in the financial services, automotive, life sciences and agribusiness sectors. Tarun Khanna actively invests in and mentors startups in Asia.

He also volunteers time with non-profits in India, e.g. the Parliamentary Research Services in New Delhi, which seeks to provide non-partisan research input to India’s Members of Parliament in advance of legislative sessions with a view to enhancing the quality of democratic discourse.