Hitendra Wadhwa is Professor of Practice at Columbia Business School and founder of the Institute for Personal Leadership (IPL). He teaches Columbia’s most popular MBA leadership class on Personal Leadership & Success. He also teaches MBA and executive education programs on Driving Strategic Impact and Leading from the Inside Out, and has received the 2015 Executive MBA Commitment to Excellence Award, the 2012 Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, and the 2008 Columbia Marketing Association Award for Most Dynamic and Engaging Professor.
Hitendra’s widely acclaimed research and teaching on leadership have been covered by Fortune, Psychology Today, BBC World Service, Inc., Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Before joining Columbia Business School, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company and the CEO/founder of a Silicon Valley start-up, Paramark, which was twice recognized as a Top 100 Internet Technology Company by Technologic Partners/Venture Wire. He received his MBA and doctorate in management science from the Sloan School at MIT, and bachelor’s degree in mathematics from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi, where he graduated top of his class.