Tarun Khanna (born; 1968) is an Indian-born American academic, author, and an economic strategist. He is currently the Jorge Paulo Lemann professor at Harvard Business School; where he is a member of the strategy group, and the director of Harvard University’s South Asia initiative since 2010.He joined the HBS faculty in 1993; after obtaining a B.S. degree in electrical engineering & computer science from Princeton University (1988), and a Ph.D. in business economics from Harvard Business School (1993). His areas of interests include diasporas, economic development, emerging markets, globalization, international business, and strategy.Khanna has authored several scholarly works, articles and books; with the most notable being, his 2008 book - Billions of Entrepreneurs: How China and India are Reshaping Their Futures and Yours, and 2010 co-authored book - Winning in Emerging Markets: A Roadmap for Strategy and Execution.In 2007, he was nominated to be a young global leader (under 40) by the World Economic Forum; and in 2009, elected as a fellow of the Academy of International Business. Khanna also sits on the boards of AES Corporation, SKS Microfinance, GVK Biosciences and TVS Logistics.
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