In General

The Connection with Krishna Palepu

For sometime now, I’ve been interested in the concept of globalization of emerging markets, particularly India and China, and the kind of opportunities for Western multinationals and the resulting benefits for local companies. I’m talking about more than just outsourcing.

In this regard, I have been following Krishan Palepu’s research on the subject. Krishna is the Senior Associate Dean for International Development at the Harvard Business School.

Today, I get an email saying that he has been inducted into the Board of Directors at Brooks Automation, a company I used to work with a few years back. He is also on the board of Satyam computers, again a company that I’ve had indirect association with.

Vague connection, but good enough to eke out a reason to meet up with the man.