Paul Dubrule Chaired Professor of Sustainable Development
Karan Girotra is Paul Dubrule Chaired Professor of Sustainable Development and a professor of Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD and author of the bestseller “The Risk Driven Business Model”. Karan’s research has examined how new business models are disrupting centuries-old ways of doing things in a variety of industries while creating game changing opportunities for business, society and governments. He has looked extensively at new business models in clean transportation, retailing, urban living and sustainable sourcing.
Karan is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review and a frequent TV and radio guest having appeared on CNBC, First Business News and many widely syndicated radio shows. His research has appeared in top academic journals and has been featured extensively in the business press including the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, etc. He has given Keynote addresses at the World Knowledge Forum and for corporations such as McKinsey, Johnson and Johnson, Medtronic, ABB, Bayer, amongst others.
In addition to his academic work, Karan was one of the founders of Terrapass Inc., which the New York Times identified as one of the most noteworthy ideas of 2005.
Karan blogs about business model innovation at renaissanceinnovator.com and is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review bloggers network. He is represented by the BrighSight group for speaking engagements.