Vijay Govindarajan

Budget: fee on request
Languages: English
Geography: USA and Canada

Vijay Govindarajan is Coxe Distinguished Professor at Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business. The Coxe Distinguished Professor is a new Dartmouth-wide faculty chair. Govindarajan worked as General Electric first chief innovation consultant and professor in residence from 2008-10. While working at GE, Govindarajan co-authored a paper entitled "How GE Is Disrupting Itself" with Chris Trimble and GE's CEO Jeffrey Immelt.

"How GE Is Disrupting Itself," which introduced the idea of reverse innovation, outlines GE's attempts to embrace reverse innovation and gives reasons why companies, like GE, need to invest in these types of innovations, rather than just glocalization, readily in the current area of globalization.

Govindarajan's writing has been published in news sources such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and the The Economic Times. Govindarajan is the author of a blog featured by the Harvard Business Review where he discusses topics like reverse innovation and global business issues. He is also the author for a column on innovation that is published by BusinessWeek.

Govindarajan has served as a consultant to CEOs and management teams at more than 25% of the companies listed in the Fortune 500. Some of his most prominent clients include IBM, The New York Times, P&G, Sony, Coca-Cola and Walmart.