Nohar, Rajasthan, India
|Residence||Boston, Massachusetts, USA|
|Alma mater||St.Columba's School
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
MIT Sloan School of Management
Nitin Nohria was born in Nohar, Rajasthan, 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.
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 earned a Ph.D. in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Nohria previously 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,  that might be used globally. 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:
|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, Catherine Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University, appointed him dean of the Harvard Business School. His term began from July 1, 2010. He accepted the offer to become the next Dean of Harvard Business School, effective July 1, 2010. 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. In January 2014, he tendered an apology on behalf of Harvard Business School for the perceived Sexism at the school.
Nohria is married and father of two daughters.
- What guides Harvard B-school dean Nitin Nohria
- Interview with Nitin Nohria
- Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
- Rakesh Khurana and Nitin Nohria. "It's Time to Make Management a True Profession." Harvard Business Review print edition, October 2008.
- Harvard Business School biography
- Navigating a route for the 21st century
- "Dean Nitin Nohria apologizes for Sexism at Harvard Business School". IANS. Biharprabha News. Retrieved 31 January 2014.