Charles Dhanaraj is H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest Professor of Strategy at Fox School of Business, Temple University, USA and also Professor of Strategy at IMD Switzerland. In addition, he serves as the Executive Director of the Executive Doctorate Program, and Founding Director of Center for Translational Research in Business at Temple University. Charles’ research focuses on strategic partnerships, global innovation, and strategic leadership. He has published in several top journals and has received several awards for his research and teaching. In 2017, he was elected as a Fellow of Academy of International Business (AIB).
Charles worked with the Tata group of companies for several years in corporate strategy and operations management prior to his academic career. He has worked with several global organizations such as Eli Lilly, Sanofi, Cummins, Danske Bank, Agricultural Bank of China, Saudi Arabia American Bank (SAAB), Unicredit, Pernod Riccard, Maersk Drilling, Arla, Dekra, Valmet, Deloitte, Sika, and Hilti among others.
An engineer from IIT Madras (India), with Masters degrees in engineering and business, Charles earned his PhD in business from Ivey Business School, Canada.