Harvard Business School is one of the most reputed and glorified institutions in the world. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, it is the graduate business school of Harvard University. Established in 1908, the school has since then produced a number of global personalities world over. Quite a few Indians have managed to make the list too. Ratan Tata and Suhel Seth are two of the popular personalities from Harvard Business School.
The institution has retained its charm and excellence all through these years. It is, therefore, not surprising to see MBA applicants all over the world aspiring to make it to this coveted place. Hundreds of Indians try to clear the admission and study at Harvard. Over the years, it has become home to Indians who, after graduation, have gone on to become famous business leaders in some of the top global corporations, politicians, and academicians. Here’s a list of the most famous Indian alumni from Harvard Business School.
1. Ratan Tata
Chairman-emeritus of the Tata Sons, Ratan Tata graduated from Harvard in 1975. He attended the seven-week Advanced Management Program (AMP) and has endowed to the institution since. He became the Chairman of the Tata Group in 1991 till 2012 when Cyrus Mistry succeeded him.
2. Ashish Nanda
Ashish Nanda is the director of his alma mater – Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. He won an invitation from Harvard to join their economic programme. He completed his Ph. D. in Business Economics and AM in Economics. Following this, he taught at the school for 13 years.
3. Suhel Seth
Suhel is the founder and managing partner of the consultancy firm Counselage India. He is an alumnus of the Advanced Management Program (AMP) from Harvard. He has a multifaceted personality and is known as a TV anchor, columnist, actor, keynote speaker among many other things. He is also known as being a management guru and has been invited by various universities to lecture on related topics.
4. Jayant Sinha
Jayant Sinha graduated with an MBA from Harvard in 1992. After his graduation, he joined McKinsey and Co. in Boston and then shifted to hedge fund Courage Capital. Before joining politics, he was a partner at Omidiyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm. He is currently a Member of Indian Parliament.
With such notable alumni of the prestigious Harvard Business School, Indians have proven to be a great part of the global community. We have left no stone unturned and no field unexplored to make the most of the opportunities available and work for the society in general.