Professor Vijay Govindarajan is the founding faculty director for Global Leadership 2030.
Vijay Govindarajan (VG) is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business at the Tuck School and Co-Faculty Director of the Global Leadership 2030 consortium. He was the first Professor-in-Residence and Chief Innovation Consultant for General Electric.
Professor Govindarajan works with CEOs and top management teams in Global Fortune 500 firms to discuss, challenge, and escalate their thinking about strategy. Recognized as one of today’s leading business strategists, he was designated No. 3 in the Thinkers50 2011 ranking of most influential living management thinkers and winner of their Breakthrough Idea Award.
He has been named one of the Top 10 Professors in Corporate Executive Education by BusinessWeek and Top 5 Most Respected Executive Coaches on Strategy by Forbes; one of his papers was recognized as among the ten most cited in the 40 year history of the Academy of Management Journal.
Professor Govindarajan has published eleven books, including with co-author Chris Trimble Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators (2005), The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge (2010), and their most recent, Reverse Innovation: Create Far From Home, Win Everywhere (2012).
Professor Matthew J. Slaughter is the program’s co-faculty director.
Matt Slaughter is Associate Dean for faculty, Signal Companies’ Professor of Management, and Faculty Director, Center for Global Business and Government. He is also Co-Faculty Director of Tuck Executive Education’s Global Leadership 2030 Program.
Professor Slaughter’s area of expertise is the economics and politics of globalization. Much of his recent work has focused on the global operations of multinational firms; on the labor-market impacts of international trade and investment; and on policy responses to the World Financial Crisis. He is a frequent keynote speaker to business and public policy audiences; his op-eds and ideas are widely featured in print, TV, and radio; and he serves as a consultant both to individual firms and to industry organizations that support dialogue on issues of international trade, investment, and taxation.