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Biography: Pankaj Ghemawat

Keynote speaker and author Pankaj Ghemawat is a globalisation and strategy expert, specialising in public policy implications, and competitive strategy, with over 50 articles and case studies published.

He is also Distinguised Visiting Professor of Global Management, Stern School of Business at New York University.

His paper, ‘Regional Strategies for Global Leadership’, published in the Harvard Business Review in 2005, was awarded the McKinsey prize for the best article.

For 25 years he was Professor at the Harvard Business School, and he currently lectures at the Anselmo Rubiralta Centre for Globalisation and Strategy at the IESE Business School in Barcelona. At Harvard he became the youngest person in the school's history to be appointed a full professor.  Ghemawat was also the youngest ‘guru’ included in the guide to the greatest management thinkers of all time published in 2008 by The Economist.

Pankaj’s other publications include: ‘Managing Differences: The Central Challenge in Global Strategy’ and ‘Why the World Isn’t Flat’. What in the World is his global strategy blog.

‘Redefining Global Strategy’ was published in 2007 by the Harvard Business School Press, which is placed as a strategic guide for leaders in the 21st century who manage globally integrated entities.  Pankaj’s pragmatic approach builds on the historical paths of globalisation but takes into account the real decisions business leaders must make on a daily basis.

His other publications include ‘Games Businesses Play’; ‘Commitment’; ‘Strategy and the Business Landscape’, and ‘Management Science’.

His latest report analyzes the connections between globalization and ‘the big shift’ - the rising proportion of trade, capital, information and people flows occurring in emerging economies.

His new book, World 3.0, won the 50 Thinkers Book Award for the best business book ; the Axiom Business Book Gold Award in the International Business/Globalization category and the IESE Alumni Research Excellence Award.

In 2007, Pankaj Ghemawat was elected a member of the Academy of International Business. In August 2008, the California Management Academy presented him with the Irwin Outstanding Educator Award, becoming the first lecturer at a European business school to ever obtain this prize.  He is also a member of the Strategic Management Society, and has received the IESE and BBVA Foundation’s ‘Economics for Management’ award.

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