Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate valuation
  • Corporate governance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Financial strategies for profitable growth
  • Corporate financial implications of climate change
  • Implications of the emerging 'climate economy'

Education

  • BSc, MSc, Madras Christian College, 1976
  • PGDM (MBA), Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, 1978;
  • PhD, Yale University, 1987

Academic Positions

  • Clinical Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth (2005 – Present)
  • Faculty Director of Tuck Executive Education, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth (2005 – 08)
  • Associate Professor of Finance (with tenure), Thunderbird School of Manangement (1996 – 2005)
  • Visiting Associate Professor, University of Michigan Business School (1994 –96)
  • Assistant and Associate Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth (1987 – 94)

Professional Activities

Current

  • Faculty Director, Tuck Environmental Sustainability Forum (a consortium of Chief Sustainability Officers of Fortune 200 companies)
  • Panelist, Dartmouth College panel on divestment of endowment from fossil fuel stocks
  • Member, Steering Committee, National Academy of Sciences initiative on Climate Education for Future Business Leaders
  • Member, Expert Panel on Sustainability and the Economy, Katerva Global Sustainability Awards.
  • Member, Advisory Board, The Energy & Resources Institute School of Management, New Delhi, India
  • Founding member, Foundation for Advancement of Research in Financial Economics
  • Member, "L21", the Dartmouth College Committee to evaluate and implement a new Learning Management System.
  • Member, Curriculum Committee, Tuck School-Dartmouth Institute Masters' degree program on the Science of Health Care Delivery.
  • Memeber, Advisory Board, CFOworld magazine (an IDG Enterprise publication).
  • Member, Forbes Intelligent Investing Panel
  • Faculty Associate, Allwin Initiative for Corporate Citizenship, Tuck School
  • Faculty Associate, Center for International Business, Tuck School
  • Numerous presentations to Tuck and Dartmouth alumni

Previous

  • Area Coordinator, Finance Department, Thunderbird School of Management (2002-04 and 1998-2000)
  • Member of numerous faculty committees at the Thunderbird School, including the Performance Evaluation (Tenure/Promotion) Committee, Faculty Development Committee, and Faculty Senate
  • Member of the Sloan Foundation-funded project team on "The Role and Accountability of the Corporation" at the University of Michigan Business School
  • Member of the initial team whose discussions led to the creation of the "MBA Enterprise Corps" by a consortium of leading US business schools
  • Numerous presentations to Tuck and Dartmouth alumni
  • Member of numerous Tuck and Dartmouth faculty committees

Honors and Awards

  • Elective Curriculum Teaching Excellence Award, Tuck School of Business, 2016.
  • 'Honorable Mention' from Page Prize for Environmental Sustainability Curriculum, awarded by the Darla Moore School of Business at University of South Carolina for my MBA course 'Business and Climate Change,' December 2009.
  • Created a metric called the "Fossil Fuel Beta (FFß)" to score companies (within an industry) on their stock market exposure to fossil fuel price changes and contingent GHG exposures, for CFO magazine. The first scorecard was published in December 2008. Read More
  • Created and taught the first ever U.S. MBA course on climate change and its implications for corporations, Tuck School, Spring 2009. Read More
  • Created many innovative, new executive programs, including: Back In Business, Leading-Edge Ideas for the Business Journalist, Tuck-Citi Distance Learning Initiative
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Thunderbird School of Management: 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Honored by the Excellence Project at Thunderbird (a student-led initiative that examined 'excellent' practices in various areas of the school): 2003-04
  • The article "Purposes and Accountability of the Corporation: Corporate Governance at a Crossroads" is on the Corporate Practice Commentator's (CPC) list of the Best Corporate and Securities Articles published and indexed during 2000.
  • Co-Editor, special issue on "Corporate Governance," Law and Contemporary Problems: 1999
  • Distinguished Paper Award for the paper "Comparative Corporate Governance," presented at the Academy of Legal Studies In Business national meetings, July 1999
  • Recipient, Thunderbird Faculty Competitive Research award: 1997 – 2003
  • Recipient, University of Michigan CIBER award for research: 1996
  • Co-Recipient (as part of University of Michigan Business School team) of $250,000 grant from the Sloan Foundation to research corporate governance: 1994
  • Recipient of: Citibank (1988) and Schneider SA (1992) research awards at the Tuck School.