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Anil K. Gupta

Author of Getting China and India Right




Dr Anil K. Gupta is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and globalisation. He is the Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy & Entrepreneurship at the Smith School of Business, The University of Maryland and a Visiting Professor of Strategy at INSEAD, where he served as the INSEAD Chair’s Professor of Strategy until December 2010. Anil also serves as chief advisor to The China India Institute, a Washington DC-based research and consulting organisation.

Anil’s newest book – Global Strategies for Emerging Asia – was published by Wiley in July 2012. His earlier book – Getting China and India Right (Wiley, 2009) received the Silver Prize as one of the world’s two best books on globalisation/international business from Axiom Book Awards in 2009, an association of book publishers. He is also the author, co-author, or co-editor of over seventy papers and three additional books: The Quest for Global Dominance (Wiley, 2008), Smart Globalization (Wiley, 2003), and Global Strategy and Organization (Wiley, 2003).

Anil serves as a regular columnist for Bloomberg BusinessWeek, as a Contributing Editor for Chief Executivemagazine, and as a contributor to HBR.org. His opinion pieces have also been published in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Chief Executive Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, China Daily, Economic Times, and other outlets. He has also been quoted by The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, BusinessWeek, Forbes, BBC, CNBC as well as other leading media in the U.S., China, India, and Europe.

In its April 15, 2010 issue, the Economist magazine identified Anil as one of the world’s “rising superstars” in its cover story. The recipient of numerous awards for excellence in research and teaching including the 2010 “Best Professor in Strategic Management” award from CMO Asia, Anil has also been recognized by BusinessWeek as an Outstanding Faculty in its Guide to the Best B-Schools, inducted into the Academy of Management Journals’ Hall of Fame, and ranked by Management International Review as one of the “Top 20 North American Superstars” for research in strategy and organization. He is also an elected lifetime Fellow of the Academy of International Business.

Anil serves regularly as a keynote speaker at major conferences and corporate forums in the United States, Europe, China, and India – including the BusinessWeek CEO Forum, the Global Partnership Summit organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry, the CEO2CEO Summit organized by Chief Executive magazine, the Yale CEO Summit, and the Global Leadership Conference, Shanghai. He has also served as a consultant, adviser, keynote speaker and/or executive education faculty on strategy and globalization with some of the largest corporations in the world.

Anil is an elected member of the board of directors of Origene Technologies (a gene cloning company). He has earlier served on the boards of directors of Omega Worldwide (NASDAQ, an asset management company), Vitalink Pharmaceutical Services (NYSE), NeoMagic Corporation (NASDAQ, as semiconductor company), and TiE-DC, the premier organization of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region. He also serves on the advisory boards of Asia Silicon Valley Connection and India Globalization Capital. He has also served as an advisor to the US-India Business Council.

He received a doctorate from Harvard Business School, an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad, and a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur.

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    Global Strategy in the Age of China and India: Leveraging the World’s Two Fastest Growing Economies


    The coming decade will witness the fastest and most profound change in the structure of the global economy. By 2025 China may have caught up with the US to become the largest economy in the world. India is likely to overtake Japan by about 2025 and the US by about 2040.

    The rise of China and India is a game-changing phenomenon. Given the size and rapid growth of these two economies, a suboptimal strategy for China and India is no longer a matter of merely leaving some money on the table. Some of the most common mistakes by multinational companies include: viewing China and India solely from the lens of offshoring and cost reduction, building marketing strategies that are centred around just the rich cities and the top five to ten per cent of the population, naivete regarding the choice of local partners and treating these two countries as peripheral rather than core to the company’s global strategy.

    The masterclass covers:

    • Many of today’s Western giants that don’t havesolid China-and-India strategies will face severe threats to their very existence in as little as 10 years’ time, as competitors who are making the most of China and India mark these companies with a bull’s eye for annihilation or acquisition;
    • This masterclass will cover all aspects of global strategy relevant to the current global business environment.


    • The factors fueling the rise of China and India;
    • The multi-faceted opportunities and challenges offered by these two economies;
    • The similarities and differences between China and India;
    • How to design smart strategies to pursue China and India as markets and also to leverage them for cost efficiency and innovation.