Tarun Khanna

Tarun Khanna is the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at Harvard where he has taught at HBS and at Harvard College for 25 years, focusing on the role of entrepreneurs in developing countries. He is the first director of Harvard’s Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, a university-wide endeavor that brings together natural and social scientists with artists and humanists in joint academic pursuits. His latest book, Trust, and his earlier Billions of Entrepreneurs, chronicle creative ventures in China, India and beyond. He also co-authored Winning in Emerging Markets, a framework for building world-class enterprises in emerging markets. A related free online course on the edX platform, Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies has been taken by ~600,000 students across 200 countries. He is the co-founder and board member of several commercial and non-profit ventures across emerging markets. Since 2015, he has been appointed to several national commissions by the Government of India on issues related to entrepreneurship and higher education.

Tarun Khanna