Anand Narasimhan

Dean of Faculty and Research 



Anand Narasimhan is the Shell Professor of Global Leadership and Dean of Faculty and Research at IMD. As Dean of Faculty and Research, Anand is a member of the Executive Committee, sharing the management responsibility of the Faculty with the President.  

In his capacity as Shell Professor of Global Leadership at IMD, Anand advises organizations on transforming their leadership capability and on dynamics of boards. His research on institutional change, organization design, social networks and emotional help in organizations has appeared in prestigious publications such as Academy of Management Journal, Annual Review of Sociology, Organization Science, Organizational Dynamics, and Personnel Psychology. 

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). 

He 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). 

Anand Narasimhan holds both British and Indian citizenship. He is fluent in English, Hindi, Kannada and Tamil.