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Vikram Gandhi
Professor in Entrepreneurial Management and Impact Investing at Harvard Business School


Vikram S. Gandhi is a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, where he developed and teaches HBS’s first course on impact investing. He is both educator and practitioner. Professor Gandhi brings 23 years of experience in investment banking to influence and inform the ways that impact investing is shaping investors’ responses to global markets. 

Vikram holds a blended perspective of both an academic and an experienced investment professional. Through his role in mentoring the next generation of investment managers at HBS, he can offer insights on new developments and trends in the impact space as well as generational factors that are driving the impact investing market.

He is also the founder of Asha Impact, an impact investing platform set up by socially conscious individuals to leverage combined capital, networks and expertise to address critical development challenges facing India and other emerging economies. And he serves as senior advisor to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).

During his previous 23-year career in investment banking at Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley, Vikram focused on advising Board of Directors and CEOs around the globe on strategic direction and the implementation of major mergers, acquisitions, and capital raising initiatives, and helped establish Morgan Stanley’s presence in India. He holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and a B.Com from the University of Mumbai. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) since 1997 and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Agenda Sessions

  • Talking millennials – the private market world