Vijay Govindarajan

  • Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

Vijay Govindarajan is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He was the first Professor in Residence and Chief Innovation Consultant at General Electric and in 2009 worked with GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt and Chris Trimble to write “How GE is Disrupting Itself,” the Harvard Business Review (HBR) article that introduced the concept of reverse innovation—any innovation that is adopted first in the developing world. Prior to joining the faculty at Tuck in 1985, VG was on the faculties of Harvard Business School, INSEAD (Fontainebleau) and the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad, India). VG’s most recent book, co-authored with Chris Trimble, Reverse Innovation: Create Far From Home, Win Everywhere (2012) is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller. HBR chose reverse innovation as one of the Great Moments in Management in its timeline of the last century. VG, who was ranked third in the latest global ranking of Top 50 Management Thinkers by the London Times, has worked with CEOs and top management teams in more than 25% of the Fortune 500 firms. VG earned his DBA from the Harvard Business School.