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Professor Debashis Chatterjee has a rich blend of international professional and academic experience in India, the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, South East Asia and South Africa. 


Dr. Chatterjee was a Fulbright Fellow at Harvard University and MIT. He was recently a Visiting Fulbright Professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and has taught for more than a decade in IIM, Lucknow and IIM, Calcutta. 


He pioneered and founded the Global Centre for Leadership and Human Values at the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM). He also taught in the MBA programmes at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota and at the Harvard Graduate School of Business. He is currently Dean of the Leadership Centre, S.P. Jain Centre of Management in Singapore.


He has several internationally published books, including "Leading Consciously". "Leading Consciously" has been translated in several foreign languages and was judged among the top 5 international management titles of 1998 by the magazine Management General. His recent book, "Timeless Leadership" (2012) focuses on creating a cognitive model of wisdom based on one of the religious texts of Hinduism, the 'Bhagavad Gita'. Chatterjee writes a column called “Success Sutras” that is read by more than four million readers every week in all editions of ASCENT, Times of India.


Dr. Debashis Chatterjee has directed Executive Development programs for over ten thousand managers in more than 100 Companies in all six continents of the world. Some of the large organisations that have subscribed to his programs include Motorola Inc., Ford Motor Company, British Petroleum, AT&T, 3M, Infosys Technologies Ltd., Tata Steel, Monash University, Australia, University of St. Thomas, USA and Lucent Technologies. 


He was described as one of the “thought leaders” of the world by Professor John Kotter of the Harvard Business School for his contribution to the theory and practice of leadership.

Debashis Chatterjee

Speaker Categories :

  • Business & Management

  • Government & Politics

  • Leadership & Motivation

  • Director of the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (2009-2014)

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