Mohanbir Sawhney

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Mohanbir Sawhney
Born 1963
Kalaikunda, India
Alma mater IIM Calcutta
Occupation Author, Professional speaker, Consultant, Management expert
Spouse(s) Tia (divorced), Parminder (divorced)

Mohanbir Sawhney (born 1963) is a noted management consultant, author and academic. He is the McCormick Tribune Professor of Technology at the Kellogg School of Management. He is an adviser to several large organizations on e-commerce strategies.[1]

Personal life and education[edit]

Sawhney was born in West Bengal, India.

He holds a Ph.D. in marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta; and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

Sawhney has two children, Bundev and Asha.


Sawhney is a professor at Northwestern University. He became popular after publishing a seminal article, Lets get vertical published in Business 2.0 Magazine.[2]

He co-authored Innovation capitalist, an innovation intermediary.

He gives talks around the world, advising companies on their online strategies.


  • Collaborating with Customers to Innovate (2008) with Emanuela Prandelli and Gianmario Verona from Bocconi University of Milan (Italy)
  • The Global Brain: your Roadmap for Innovating Smarter and Faster in the Networked World (2007)
  • Marketing in the Network Economy


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