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Chatterjee, Debashis

Debashis Chatterjee Director at IIM Kozhikode, India

Debashis Chatterjee has taught leadership classes at Harvard University and at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta, Lucknow and Kozhikode for more than two decades. He has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship twice for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral work at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His published work include 17 books, including Leading Consciously (foreword by Peter M. Senge) and Timeless Leadership, which have been translated in several international languages. He has trained more than 25,000 managers globally in Fortune 100 corporations and over 20,000 school principals and teachers. His recent book Invincible Arjuna has emerged as a path-breaking book in recent times. He has served as a leadership coach to political leaders and CEOs of major Indian organizations. He has served as the dean of an international business school in Singapore. A pioneer in the field of Asian models in leadership, he served as the director of IIM Kozhikode (2009–2014). Dean and a tenured professor at IIM Lucknow, he is credited with transforming IIM Kozhikode from an obscure regional school to an institution of national impact and global recognition. He also served as director general of IMI, New Delhi, India’s first corporate-sponsored business school, and as independent director on the boards of several multinational and Indian companies. He was the mentor director of IIM Amritsar from June 2018 to July 2019. He has been reappointed as the director of IIM Kozhikode for a second
five-year term from June 2018.