Dr. Vinnie Jauhari

Dr. Vinnie Jauhari Director

Director, Education Advocacy Microsoft

Dr. Vinnie Jauhari is working with Microsoft as a Director, Education Advocacy. Before this she has worked as a Director and Professor of Strategy at IIMT, Gurgaon. Dr. Jauhari was earlier Region Lead for HP Labs Open Innovation Office for India. She has received numerous awards for her work at HP Labs as well as her academic achievements. She won Director’s award for Innovation and also a recipient of HP Empower grant for women during her tenure at HP Labs. She has over 19 years of experience which pans across industry and academic assignments. She has several books and papers in her name. She is the Founding Editor of Journal of Services Research and Journal of Technology Management for Growing Economies. She received her Ph.D. in the domain of corporate entrepreneurship from IIT Delhi. She received Post Doctoral Fellowship at United Nations University, Tokyo in the area of sustainable technologies.

Aspiration & Philosophy:

Institutional excellence and setting global benchmarks in higher education, executive education and learning. Leading industry sponsored doctoral and post doctoral programs and creating unparalleled employability and research oriented undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Industry must be a key participant and influencer in all programs. The institute should set up a fine example of stakeholder involvement- government, NGOs, civil society with sensitization towards corporate social responsibility, individual social responsibility and value orientation in every effort.

Areas of Experties:

Academic leadership through excellence in fostering a conducive learning environment, research and building strategic linkages with industry- IHG Academy at IIMT and a Holiday Inn at IIMT’s new campus

Strategic partnerships with industry and academia in management, technology and hospitality domains

Developing global research networks in management, technology and hospitality areas

Starting new programs in management and technology domains

UK Higher Education Expertise- quality processes and systems

Product Development in Education

Research and Publications in international journals and publications with top level publishers such as Springer and Oxford University Press, UK

Developing branding campaigns and thought leadership activities with the stakeholders fostering long terms relationships for the organization


Academic Back Ground:

2001    :           Post Doctoral Fellow (United Nations University/ Institute of Advanced Studies, Tokyo)

1997    :           PhD.(Corporate Entrepreneurship) IIT, Delhi(UGC Fellowship)

1991    :           MBA (Gold Medalist) M.L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur

1989    :           M.Sc. (Hons) (Electronics) (Panjab University, Chandigarh)

1988    :           B.Sc. (Hons.) (Physics) (Panjab University, Chandigarh) (5th in University)

 Professionals Experience:

·         May 2014 onwards - Director Education Advocacy , Microsoft Corporation.

·         Sept 2009- May 2014- Director, Institute for International Management and Technology Collaboration with Oxford Brookes University, UK).

·         Feb 2008 - Sept. 2009 Region Lead - India, HP Labs Open Innovation Office, Hewlett- Packard Company.

·         Jan 16, 2007 – University Relations Manager India, Hewlett Packard India.

·         March 2000 – Jan 2007 Professor and Head, School of Management & Entrepreneurship, IIMT Institute for International Management and Technology (collaboration with Oxford Brookes University).

·         April 1997 – March 2000 Assistant Professor in the area of marketing and strategic management at Institute of Integrated Learning in Management (IILM), Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

·         July 1993 – March 1997: Department of Management Studies, IIT, Delhi.

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