Prof. Sawhney is a globally recognized scholar, teacher, consultant and speaker in strategic marketing, innovation and new media.His research and teaching interests include marketing and media in the digital world, process-centric marketing, collaborative marketing, organic growth and network-centric innovation. He has been widely recognized as a thought leader. Business Week named him as one of the 25 most influential people in e-Business. Crain’s Chicago Business named him a member of “40 under 40”, a select group of young business leaders in the Chicago area.He is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum.
Prof. Sawhney is the co-author of seven books. His most recent books are Fewer, Bigger, Bolder (2014) and Love, Longing and Loneliness (2014). His research has been published in leading journals like California Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Interactive Marketing, Management Science, Marketing Science, MIT Sloan Management Review, and Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. He has also written several influential trade articles in publications like the Financial Times, Bloomberg Business Week, Fortune, CIO Magazine, and Business 2.0. He has won several awards for his teaching and research, including the 2006 Sidney Levy Award for Teaching Excellence at the Kellogg School, the 2005 runner-up for Best Paper in Journal of Interactive Marketing, the 2001 Accenture Award for the best paper published in California Management Review in 2000 and the Outstanding Professor of the Year at Kellogg in 1998. Students have nominated him as one of the top 5 professors at Kellogg in 2008 and 2009. He was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award by the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta in 2011 and he received the Light of India Award in 2011. In 2012, he was named among the 50 most influential management thinkers of Indian origin.
Prof. Sawhney advises and speaks to Global 2000 firms and governments worldwide. His speaking and consulting clients include Accenture, Adobe Systems, Alticor, Banco Real, Boeing, Celanese, Cisco Systems, Dell, DuPont, Ericsson, Fidelity Investments, General Mills, Goldman Sachs, HCL Technologies, Honeywell, IBM Consulting Services, Infosys, Johnson & Johnson, Juniper Networks, Kellogg Company, Kraft Foods, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Motorola, MTV Networks, Nissan Motor, Nomura Research Institute, Raytheon Missile Systems, SAP, Sony, Teradata and Thomson Corporation. He serves on the boards of EXLService Holdings, Reliance Jio Infocomm and Bahwan Cybertek. He also serves on the advisory boards of several technology startups, Georama, vMock, Cross-Tab Group, LawGeex, PomVom, Xtro Security and MotiveQuest.
Prof. Sawhney holds a Ph.D. in marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; a Master’s degree in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta; and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.