Universities as Culture Hubs
April 18, 2018
Hosted by Mahesh Joshi
We have been discussing the Disruption in every industry in recent episodes. Today we have a very special guest, Professor Lalit Johri from the University of Oxford's Said Business School, talking with "Global Business" host Mahesh Joshi and our series guest, Gaurav Rastogi. Our guest this week brings us the perspective of a 1000+ years old University, and shows us how Universities must perform a dual role- one of transferring functional knowledge or technical skills, and another as seats of cultural learning. The importance of un-learning through peer-dialogue is pointed out emphatically in these times of rapid change. There has been a lot of innovation on imparting technical knowledge through new media, but education institutions must also continue innovate on their roles as culture and values bearers for the societies they work in.
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Mahesh is a true Global Business Executive with extensive experience in developing, managing and growing global businesses. He brings in the perfect balance of academics and practical experience in understanding of global affairs and businesses. He has lived in three continents (Asia, Europe and North America). He has conducted business from all three continents as well as studied in these continents which has allowed him to build a very rounded personality with understanding of different cultures and value systems. He studied at Delhi Technological University in India for engineering degree, and Murray State University in Kentucky for MBA. He completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in the USA and the Advanced Management and Leadership Program at Oxford. He is currently pursuing his Masters in International Strategy and Diplomacy at London School of Economics in London. His diverse educational background has allowed him to not only build his intellect but also provided exposure to people from various cultures in a learning environment.
He has managed global business successfully at large multinational corporations in senior leadership roles, including General Manager of the business unit at Ingersoll Rand Inc. and President of a business at Cameron International as well as Group President, Energy at Circor International. In his current position as CEO at Vulcan Management, he is responsible for growth in the area of global business.