Nitin Nohria is the 10th and the current dean of Harvard Business School (HBS). He is the first foreign-born dean of Harvard Business School. Nitin was born in Nohar, Rajasthan, India. He graduated from St. Columba’s School in New Delhi, India following which he earned a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai (Class of 1984), and earned a Ph.D. in Management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Class of 1988).
He is also the Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration, co-chair of the HBS Leadership Initiative and sits on the executive committee of the University’s interfaculty initiative on advanced leadership.Formerly, he served in a series of senior roles at HBS over the years: chair of the organizational behavior unit from 1998 to 2002, director of the division of research in 2003 to 2004, and senior associate dean for faculty development from 2006 to 2009.He has co-written or co-edited 16 books, and is author of more than 50. He has served as an advisor and consultant to several large and small companies in different parts of the world. He has been interviewed by ABC, CNN, and NPR, and cited in Business Week, Economist, Financial Times, Fortune, New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
Nohria has taught across the Business School’s M.B.A., doctoral, and executive education programs. A dedicated mentor to many HBS doctoral students over the past two decades, he also taught for years in the interfaculty Ph.D. program in organizational behavior and chaired HBS task forces on case writing and course development, as well as the leadership curriculum. Nitin taught at HBS since 1988. He also served as a visiting faculty member at the London Business School in 1996.