Dean, Harvard Business School and George F. Baker Professor of Business Administration
Dr Datar is Dean at Harvard Business School and George F. Baker Professor of Business Administration. He was the Arthur Lowes Dickinson Professor at the Graduate School of Business Administration of Harvard University from 1996 to 2020 and is the former Faculty Chair of the Harvard Innovation Labs and Senior Associate Dean for University Affairs. From 1989 to 1996, he was Edmund W. Littlefield Professor at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. Dr Datar is also a director of Novartis AG, a multinational pharmaceutical and consumer health products company, ICF International, Inc., a management, technology and policy consulting firm, and T-Mobile US, Inc., a provider of wireless voice, messaging and data services.
Dr Datar has an extensive background in accounting and finance and a variety of other business areas, including performance measurement, design thinking and innovation and machine learning and artificial intelligence. His strong academic and business background and his experience on the board committees of other companies allow him to make significant contributions to our board. His service on the boards of global companies involved in pharmaceuticals and high tech gives him great insights on assessing our technology and strategies to expand our business globally.
In 2020 Dr Datar was recognised by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as the Public Company Director of the Year.