Ranjan Banerjee

S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research

Dr. Ranjan Banerjee joined as the Dean of SPJIMR Mumbai in June, 2015. He brought with him a rare combination of extensive business, corporate training, academic and consulting experience and insight. In his first year at SPJIMR, one of Dr Banerjee’s focus areas has been a holistic Stakeholder Engagement, which is producing many successes.  

Dr. Banerjee holds a BTech from IIT Bombay, an MBA from IIM Calcutta and a PhD in Management from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, USA. His research has been presented at the University of Michigan, Harvard Business School, London Business School, University of Texas at Dallas, Indiana University etc. His doctoral thesis won a global award for the best dissertation in b2b Marketing from the Institute for the study of business markets, Penn State University, USA.  

Dr Banerjee has worked for leading FMCG companies like Asian Paints, Vadilal and Hindustan Unilever. He was Group COO of Insta Worldwide. Dr. Banerjee has also consulted for leading Indian and multinational companies like BASF, Legrand, Vodafone, AXA, Philips, Madura Garments, etc. His last assignment was as Founder & CEO of Renaissance Strategic Consultants.

Prior to joining SPJIMR, Dr Banerjee has also taught at leading B-schools like the Carlson School, University of Minnesota, SMU Singapore, IIMCalcutta , European Business School, Germany and McQuairie University, Australia. He has published articles in Harvard Business Review online (www.hbr.org).

In the last year, he has been invited to lead a workshop for international deans at the GMAC conference in Miami, USA.  He has been an invited speaker at the GBSN conference in Manila, and the EFMD conference in Phuket. He was  one of two invited panelists at a Korn Ferry thought leadership series in Mumbai which was attended by over 80 CEOs (alongwith DrNirmalya Kumar). He has been a TEDx speaker and is a highly regarded teacher and speaker.

He has mentored a team at the institute which created India’s first post graduate management program for returning women. The program won an innovation award from the international accreditation body AACSB in its first year. He has been an invited speaker on “diversity and management education” at the AACSB and GMAC international conferences for institute Deans across the world in Seoul and Dubai. He has co-authored a book with the noted business leader and author, R Gopalakrishnan on ‘The Made in India Manager’ which will be published in November 2018. He has conducted CXO level workshops on design thinking for many corporations and is a nationally recognized expert in the area of design thinking. Multiple corporate workshops have received perfect feedback scores. He has pioneered the teaching of an innovative course titled ‘learning to learn.’

He has contributed invited articles on the future of management education for Business World, Business India and Forbes.