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Vijay Govindarajan, known as VG, is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in Hannover in the US. He was the Founding Director of Tuck’s Centre for Global Leadership, which investigates best practices for innovation through its links with the corporate world.

As well as publishing in the sector’s most academic journals, he is a BusinessWeek columnist and writes his own blog and a quarterly newsletter on innovation.

His accolades include being named ‘Top Five Most Respected Executive Coach on Strategy’ by Forbes.

Prof Govindarajan works with chief executives and management teams in Global Fortune 500 companies to discuss their thinking on strategy. These include Boeing, Coca-Cola, Colgate, FedEx, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, J.P. Morgan Chase, Johnson & Johnson, New York Times, Procter & Gamble, Sony and Wal-Mart. He was also the first Professor in Residence and Chief Innovation Consultant at General Electric.

WIth both an MBA and doctoral degree from Harvard Business School, Prof Govindarajan taught at both Harvard and the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, India, before joining the Tuck faculty.

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