Das Narayandas

Independent Director—AB; Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School


Das Narayandas was appointed a Director of AB in 2017. He is the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School (HBS), where he has been a faculty member since 1994. Narayandas also currently serves as the Senior Associate Dean and Chairman of Harvard Business School Publishing, and as the Senior Associate Dean of HBS External Relations. He previously served as the senior associate dean of HBS Executive Education, and as chair of the HBS Executive Education Advanced Management Program and the Program for Leadership Development, as well as course head of the required first-year marketing course in the MBA program. Narayandas has received the award for teaching excellence from the graduating HBS MBA class on several occasions. Other awards he has received include the Robert F. Greenhill Award for Outstanding Service to the HBS Community, the Charles M. Williams Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Apgar Award for Innovation in Teaching. His scholarship has focused on market-facing issues in traditional business-to-business marketing and professional service firms, including client management strategies, delivering service excellence, product-line management and channel design. Narayandas currently serves on the board of Titan Company Limited, a leading Indian brand marketer operating in the watch, jewelry, eyewear and wearable accessories segments. He holds a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, a PGDM from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and a PhD in management from Purdue University.