Rahul Choudaha

Director of Industry Insights & Research Communications


Dr. Rahul Choudaha is a global higher education strategist and analyst based in the Washington, DC Metro area. As the Director of Industry Insights & Research Communications at Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), he evangelizes trends and insights shaping the future of graduate management education. Choudaha’s applied research focuses on student decision-making processes, recruitment, admissions and career trends, student experience and success, global rankings, and institutional innovation and partnerships in the evolving context of work, technology, and demand for global talent. As a thought leader and a subject-matter expert, his writings have appeared in Forbes, Huffington Post, South China Morning Post, Asia Times, The Global Times, Times Higher Ed, and University World News. He has presented nearly 150 sessions at professional conferences, including keynotes/plenaries. He has been quoted over 300 times in global publications, including the BBC, Bloomberg, The Financial Times, and The Wall Street Journal.


Choudaha holds a doctorate in higher education administration, an MBA in marketing, and a bachelor’s in electronics engineering. He also earned Insights Professional Certification (IPC), Master from the Insights Association.