The definitive list of 50 of India’s best Management Minds!

The definitive list of 50 of India’s best Management Minds!Thinkers50 India released the definitive list of most influential management thinkers from India for the year 2015, who created, expanded and enhanced thought leadership in India.

Among the Thinkers50 include Nirmalya Kumar, Ravi Venkatesan, Tarun Khanna, Gurcharan Das.

Nirmalya Kumar of Tata Sons contributed to the theory and practice of management include authoring six books in the domain of marketing strategy and publishing extensively in the Journal of Marketing Research and Harvard Business Review.

Venkatesan of Social Venture Partners has had powerful bearing in recent years on management thinking especially for multinationals by publishing the much acclaimed book on how to succeed in Indian context and drawing lessons for markets elsewhere.

Other thinkers on the list include dons from Harvard Business School, Kellogg School of Management and the all important Indian Institute of Management system and ISB, etc.


Among professors, Prof. Tarun Khanna, expert in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship in emerging markets, Prof. Rakesh Khurana, forefront of organizational theory and leadership development, were also named.

Prof. TT Ram Mohan from IIM Ahmedabad and Prof. R. Vaidyanathan, similarly are known for their work in the areas of finance, banking and capital markets. Their seminal work has led to considerable developments in the areas of banking and finance in India.

Dr. Amit Kapoor, Editor-in-Chief, Thinkers and Curator of Thinkers50 India said, “India has always been at the forefront of thought leadership in the domain of management. But the challenge has been in recognizing management thinking and practice. Thinkers 50 India list 2015 is an embodiment of this spirit and I hope in the coming years several pathbreaking ideas in the domain of management come from Indian Thinkers.”

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