Saikat Chaudhuri, DBA

Saikat Chaudhuri

Faculty Director, Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology Program; Grimes M.E.T. Chancellor's Chair; Teaching Professor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Management of Organizations, and Mechanical Engineering; Haas School of Business and College of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

About Saikat:

Saikat Chaudhuri is the inaugural faculty director of the Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology (M.E.T.) Program, a flagship dual-degree program in engineering and business at the University of California at Berkeley. He holds the Grimes M.E.T. Chancellor’s Chair at the University, with a joint faculty appointment in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation group and the Management of Organizations group at the Haas School of Business and the department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering.

Prof. Chaudhuri’s research specializes in corporate growth and innovation strategies, particularly high-tech mergers and acquisitions, high-value outsourcing and partnerships, and technological innovation in dynamic environments. His publications span both scholarly and managerial outlets, and his work has been recognized by the field’s leading professional associations, including the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society.

An award-winning educator, Prof. Chaudhuri has not only designed and taught popular undergraduate and MBA courses on corporate strategy, management of technology, and innovation. He has also led and delivered customized executive education programs to a myriad of top firms around the world. He has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards and accolades at all levels across his academic career.

Prof. Chaudhuri’s work has been cited by leading media, and he is often interviewed or quoted by the global press on contemporary business affairs. He is regularly invited to speak at corporate forums, industry events, and academic conferences across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Based on his research and experience, he advises leading global corporations and governments worldwide, including providing expert legal testimony.

Prof. Chaudhuri came to Berkeley in 2021 from the University of Pennsylvania, where he served on the faculty of the Wharton School for over 16 years, holding leadership positions including executive director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management and interim director of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology. His prior professional experience includes corporate development at Mannesmann AG, in addition to stints with Citibank, McKinsey & Company, and Roland Berger.

Prof. Chaudhuri earned his bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering and multinational management from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in manufacturing systems engineering from Stanford University, and a doctoral degree in technology and operations management from Harvard University.

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Executive Education Programs Taught:

Business Model Innovation in the Digital Age

Learn how to unlock significant opportunities for adding value and growth by innovating with your existing products, customers, and markets. Implement a process for business model innovation that can be used repeatedly throughout your organization.

LMC: Advancing Business Acumen

This program provides business insights to help high-potential managers in the construction industry so they can improve their financial acumen and organizational collaboration.