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  Professor Anand Narasimhan

Professor Anand Narasimhan

British and Indian
Shell Professor of Global Leadership
PhD Vanderbilt University


Anand Narasimhan teaches in the following IMD programs:
Executive MBA (EMBA)
Leading the Family Business (LFB)
Program for Executive Development (PED)
Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP)


Anand Narasimhan is the Shell Professor of Global Leadership at IMD. Anand advises organizations on transforming their leadership capability. Anand is the co-author of Quest: Leading Transformation Journeys, a book that summarizes IMD faculty's research on the seven journeys reshaping corporations today.

Anand's research institutional change, organization design, social networks, and emotion help in organizations appears in publications such as Academy of Management Journal, Annual Review of Sociology, Organization Science, Organizational Dynamics, and Personnel Psychology. He is an associate fellow of the Novak Druce Centre for Professional Service Firms at Said Business School, Oxford University.

Anand's case "Restoring the British Museum" (IMD-3-2230, written with Jean-Louis Barsoux) was honored with the Public Sector Innovation award by the European Foundation for Management Development in 2013. He is a joint recipient of the Teaching Innovation Award at London Business School (2001) and the Dean's Commendation for Teaching at the Owen Graduate School of Management (2002) and at the Imperial College Business School (2007). He was named "Reviewer of the Year" by the journal Human Relations in 2004.

Anand holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (Pilani, India), an MBA specializing in Human Resource Management from XLRI (Jamshedpur, India), and a PhD in Management from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, USA). Anand has served on the faculty of the London Business School and the Imperial College Business School (London, UK), and has had visiting appointments at the Indian School of Business (Hyderabad, India) and Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management (Nashville, USA).

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