Dipak Jain is the current Dean of INSEAD, one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, a post he has taken over just recently.
Jain, an American citizen and native of Tezpur, Assam, was the Dean of the Kellogg School of Management from 2001-2009, where he was the Sandy and Morton Goldman Professor in Entrepreneurial Studies and Professor of Marketing. He is a graduate of Guwahati University in India and received a Master’s in management science and a PhD in marketing from the University of Texas at Dallas.
A noted scholar in marketing and entrepreneurship, Dipak Jain has published some 60 articles in scholarly and professional journals, and three books. He has presented and lectured at universities throughout the world, and is the recipient of numerous awards for teaching and scholarship. Foreign Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister of Thailand (2002-2006), Jain also received an honorary Doctorate in Economics from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, in 2009 and IPADE, Mexico, in 2010.
Dipak Jain has been a member of review committees at Harvard, UCLA, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Northwestern. He serves on international advisory boards and councils such as the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration (Chulalongkorn University), the Carey Business School (Johns Hopkins), and American University in Cairo, and Nyenrode University (Netherlands). He is a member of the American Marketing Association and The Institute of Management Sciences, and has consulted with such companies as IBM, UBS, AT&T, Nestle, Abbott, Boeing, Accenture, Thompson Electronics, and American Express. He is currently Executive Editor of the Sasin Journal of Management (Thailand) and a member of the Editorial Board of the Asian Journal of Marketing (Singapore).
Apart from teaching, Jain is currently involved in two social projects: creating a business school in Bangladesh focusing on entrepreneurship and small business management, for women from countries such as Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Pakistan; and starting a full-fledged university in Angola. He is a director of John Deere, the Northern Trust, Reliance Industries and Media Bank.