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Deependra Moitra

Deependra Moitra

Professor

Innovation Management

Biography

Deependra Moitra, PhD, is a Management Consultant and Educator focusing on Strategy, Innovation, and Change. He collaborates with senior management teams at companies globally and helps them realize winning performance by accelerating near-term improvements and unlocking longer-term options for sustainable profitable growth. His diverse client base representing a wide variety of industries include leading multinational corporations, high-growth companies, public-sector enterprises, and private equity firms in Asia, Europe, and USA.

He also serves as a Visiting Professor of Strategy & Innovation at several leading business schools across USA, Europe, and Asia, where he regularly teaches in top-ranked MBA, EMBA, and Executive Education programs. In addition, he is an active angel investor and passionately nurtures innovative entrepreneurial ventures. His current investment interests are in the areas of EdTech, Healthcare, Medical Devices, Renewable Energy, and DeepTech.

He has over 28 years of experience in formulating and executing strategy, spearheading growth through innovation, incubating new businesses, leading product and service innovation, managing global R&D footprints, orchestrating organizational change, and building high performance organizations. He brings a unique combination of demonstrated leadership track record and real-world research to all his engagements with an explicit emphasis on realizing measurable business outcomes.

Previously, he served as a General Manager at Infosys Technologies and Lucent Technologies. At Infosys, he spearheaded a service innovation initiative encompassing emerging technologies

R&D, business technology consulting, and intellectual property commercialization to drive non-linear growth. At Lucent, he helped establish the India Product Realization Center and led it to achieve the status of Bell Labs in a record time of 2 years. Earlier, he held various technical positions with Siemens and the Indian Space Research Organization.
He received a BTech (Hons) degree from the University of Calicut and earned his PhD from the Rotterdam School of Management. He is a regular speaker at major industry forums and conferences, serves on numerous company advisory boards, and has many publications to his credit, including two books. A recipient of numerous awards and honours, his leadership approach formed the contents of a full chapter in an internationally acclaimed book, Leading with Wisdom, published in 2007 by Sage (India) and Routledge (Worldwide).