Nitin Nohria

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Nitin Nohria
BornFebruary 9, 1962
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materIIT Bombay
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Nitin Nohria (born February 9, 1962) is an Indian-American academic. He serves as the tenth and the current dean of Harvard Business School. He is also the George F. Baker Professor of Administration.

Early life[edit]

Nitin Nohria was born in New Delhi, India. His father, Kewal Nohria, was the former Chairman of Crompton Greaves in India and was an influence upon Nohria's decision to embark upon a career in business.[1]

Nohria graduated from St. Columba's School in New Delhi, India following which he earned a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and graduated in 1984 and did MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies . He earned a Ph.D. in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1988.[2]


Nohria served as co-chair of the HBS Leadership Initiative and sat on the executive committee of the University's interfaculty initiative on advanced leadership. Nohria is working with fellow HBS professor Rakesh Khurana, the World Economic Forum and the Aspen Institute to create a business oath, like the MBA Oath, [1] that might be used globally.[3] In a Harvard Business Review piece published in October 2008, Khurana and Nohria linked the connection between professionalism of a profession and the profession's ability to deliver value to society:[4]

External video
Nitin Nohria, Dean of the Harvard Business School, talks about leadership, case studies, and efforts to help women succeed at the school., 37:25, Charlie Rose, January 22, 2015

On May 4, 2010, Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University, appointed him Dean of Harvard Business School, effective July 1, 2010.[5] He is the second HBS Dean, after John H. McArthur, born outside the United States and the first Dean since Dean Fouraker in the 1970s to live in the Dean's House on the HBS campus.[6] In January 2014, he tendered an apology on behalf of Harvard Business School for the perceived sexism at the school.[7]

In August 2017, Nohria argued that President Donald Trump's support for "isolationism" was detrimental to American economic prosperity, as it discouraged successful foreigners from immigrating to the United States.[8]

In November 2019, Nohria announced that he will step down as a dean on June 30th, 2020.

Personal life[edit]

Nohria is married with two daughters, both of whom currently attend Harvard College.[9] Nohria earned "$727,365 in salary and benefits in 2014."[10]


  1. ^ What guides Harvard B-school dean Nitin Nohria
  2. ^ Interview with Nitin Nohria
  3. ^ Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
  4. ^ Rakesh Khurana and Nitin Nohria. "It's Time to Make Management a True Profession." Harvard Business Review print edition, October 2008. Archived 2009-07-02 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Harvard Business School biography
  6. ^ Navigating a route for the 21st century
  7. ^ "Dean Nitin Nohria apologizes for Sexism at Harvard Business School". IANS. Biharprabha News. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  8. ^ Kentish, Ben (August 1, 2017). "Donald Trump's economic policy is a risk to the US, warns Harvard Business School dean". The Independent. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  9. ^ "Nitin Nohria - Faculty - Harvard Business School". Harvard Business School. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  10. ^ Byrne, John A. (May 18, 2016). "HBS Dean Nohria Paid Less Than Wharton Dean". Poets & Quants. Retrieved March 27, 2018.

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