Tarun Anand is a visionary leader in India’s management education diaspora. He runs the top-ranked Universal Business School, which he set up in 2009 as India’s first ‘Green Business School.’
He chose to develop award-winning BBA and MBA programs in India post his learnings from a highly distinguished corporate career of 25 years. At 35, Tarun Anand was elevated to the youngest Chairman & Managing Director of Thomson Reuters, South Asia. He served as Director on the Board of ANI achieving the highest growth rate across BRIC nations. Anand also co-founded and served as Global Head of Strategy and Head of Asia-Pacific at FXMarketSpace (A Reuters & CME Group JV). His invention, “FXSettle” a revolutionary FX settlement solution, won several international innovation awards in 2008. In 2005, he was Global Head of Treasury, running a $2 billion dollar business across 136 countries and was invited by the Reuters Group CEO to join the Reuters Innovation and Venture Board. His high profile career with Thomson Reuters spanned London, New York, Hong Kong & Mumbai.
Tarun has an MBA from SPJIMR, Mumbai and pursued Executive Education at Michigan Business School-USA, Tuck School of Business-USA and IE Business School-Spain. His passion to create a college program that contributes skilled, job ready candidates to satisfy the rigorous placement needs of India’s top corporates, led him to forge partnerships with leading global universities in UK, USA, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Mexico and Bulgaria and bring global best practices in management education to India.
Anand was awarded the Education Evangelist of India by Great Place to Study in 2020 and selected as Global Goodwill Ambassador in 2018. He is a prolific TEDx Speaker and has spoken at Conference across 5 Continents. Under his leadership, the Universal Business School has become one of the leading B-schools of India, offering students excellent placement opportunities after their MBA.
He loves mountaineering and has scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro and represented India in International Rugby tournaments.