Phanish Puranam

Phanish Puranam is Roland Berger Chair Professor of Strategy & Organization Design at INSEAD. He is also Academic Director of INSEAD’s PhD programme. Phanish’s research focuses on organization design and corporate strategy. He has published his research extensively in internationally reputed academic journals, and has served in senior editorial roles in such journals. His research has won international awards and competitive grants awarded across the social and natural sciences. He has also served in advisory/training roles with several global corporations as well as public sector agencies. His book “The Microstructure of Organizations” (Oxford University Press, 2018) offers researchers a new perspective on organization design. Phanish’s books for practitioners include "Corporate Strategy: Tools for analysis and decisions" (co-authored with Bart Vanneste, Cambridge University Press, 2016) and “India Inside” (co-authored with Nirmalya Kumar, Harvard Business Review Press, 2012), which won critical acclaim for its balanced look at the prospect of India emerging as a global hub for innovation. Phanish obtained his PhD at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2001, and was on the faculty of London Business School till 2012. He served there as School Chair Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, and directed the School’s PhD programme as well as the Aditya Birla India Centre.