Mr Ranjay Gulati (61) is an Independent Director on the Board of Hindustan Unilever Limited. He is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and Stakeholders Relationship Committee of the Company.
Mr Gulati comes with a rich understanding of Business Strategy and is a Professor at Harvard Business School. He is an expert on leadership, strategy and organisational growth. He has also chaired Advanced Management Program - the school’s flagship Senior Leader Executive Program.
He is the past-President of the Business Policy and Strategy Division at the Academy of Management and an elected fellow of the Strategic Management Society. He is ranked as one of the top ten most cited scholars in Economics and Business over a decade by ISI-Incite. The Economist, Financial Times, and the Economist Intelligence Unit have listed him as among the top handful of business school scholars whose work is most relevant to management practice. He has been a Harvard MacArthur Fellow and a Sloan Foundation Fellow.
Mr Gulati holds a Master’s Degree in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Ph.D. in Organisational Behaviour from Harvard University. He graduated in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and earned a second Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Washington State University in the United States.