Pankaj Ghemawat

Anselmo Rubiralta, Professor of Global Strategy, Spain

Pankaj Ghemawat is the Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy at IESE Business School. Between 1983 and 2008, he was on the faculty at the Harvard Business School where, in 1991, he became the youngest person in the school’s history to be appointed a full professor.  Ghemawat is also the youngest “guru” included in the guide to the greatest management thinkers of all time published in 2008 by The Economist.  Other recent honors include the McKinsey Award for the best article published in the Harvard Business Review and the Irwin Educator of the Year award from the Academy of Management.

Ghemawat is a specialist on globalization and strategy and emerging markets as well as having done foundational work on sustainable competitive advantage, competitive dynamics and strategic investment.  His latest book World 3.0 (Harvard Business Review Press, 2011) should, according to The Economist, “Be read by anyone who wants to understand the most important economic development of our time.”  It won the Thinkers50 award for the best business book published in 2010-2011. He is now working on a book on globalization and culture.