Professor of Strategic and International Management
Institution: London Business School
Hometown: New Delhi/Hyderabad
Marital Status: Married
Children: One son
Education: University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, PhD, Management
University of Pennsylvania, MA, Managerial Science and Applied Economics
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Master’s degree in International Business
University of Delhi, BE, Civil Engineering
Courses: Corporate Strategy
At LBS Since: 2001
Before LBS: Assistant Manager (Design Engineering) at Hospital Services Consultancy India Ltd.
Extracurricular Activities: Co-Director, Aditya Birla India Centre
Fun Fact: “I very nearly opted for a career as a professional (Indian classical) vocalist. But fortunately I realized you can make a good living being a good professor, but you have to be a great classical musician to make a decent living!”
Phanish Puranam is a tenured professor in the Strategy and International Management Area at the London Business School. He also holds the Co-Directorship of the Aditya Birla India Centre at the School, which functions as the nodal point for the School’s India related research programs.
Phanish’s research and consulting center on the design and management of strategic relationships between organizations. He has published his research on topics such as the structuring of alliance and outsourcing arrangements, post-merger integration, inter-divisional collaboration, and reorganizations, in addition to working with companies such as Deutsche Bank, Microsoft, IBM, 247Customer, and Unisys in advisory/training roles on these topics.
“Brings complex topics down to basic concepts and propositions.”
“The professor’s understanding and ability to explain concepts are outstanding.”
“ The “intellectual level is amazing; he does not beat around the bush; he talks only relevant stuff, and he summarizes many comments of students in a simple way.”
“May you write a thousand bestsellers so we can gloat about having being taught by the numero uno!”
Phanish Puranam is among “The World’s 40 Best B-School Profs Under the Age of 40“