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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR & CHAIRMAN – Center for Inclusive Growth and Competitiveness


Strategy and General Management




  • In a career spanning over 15 years Prof. Haritas has worked in industry, not for profit organizations and Inter-governmental agencies, in over 15 countries, across 3 continents, on scores of strategy design and execution projects / programmes. Early in his career he was part of several strategy planning groups both at national and Asia Pac levels and serviced such clients as American Express, Iridium, Standard Chartered Bank, BPL Telecom, ProFX and Madura Garments. Subsequently, as an independent management consultant he led several strategic reorganization and value chain reconfiguration projects with medium sized Indian businesses looking to expand into international markets and into higher value added activity. After moving to Europe In 2003, Prof. Haritas obtained a MBA degree from HHL – Leipzig Graduate School of Management (Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2014, Germany top 3), before being recruited out of campus by T Mobile International (Deutsche Telekom AG) to work on internationalization issues at their world headquarters in Bonn. He subsequently moved to the United Nations in Geneva to the International Trade Centre (ITC), a specialized agency of the UN and WTO systems that deals with International Trade and Business. At ITC, Geneva, his roles varied from country portfolio coordinator to expert to project lead / lead author. He actively collaborated across the UN system, with partner countries and with Transnationals, some main partners being UNCTAD, WTO, UNIDO, ILO, WIPO, UNESCO, FAO, AfDB, World Bank, IFC, UNWOMEN, UNECA, Kuoni Travel, Mars International, Firestone, Sime Derby International, South African Airways, Unilever, Daimler Benz, IBM, First National Bank, DFID (UK), CIDA (Canada), SIDA (Sweden) DANIDA (Denmark), CBI (Netherlands), AFD (France), GIZ (Germany) and USAID (USA). Prior to joining TAPMI Prof. Haritas worked as Principal Advisor on strategy and sustainability issues, advising foundations, governments, intergovernmental organizations and private firms.


  • Business and Corporate Strategy, International Business


  • Microeconomics of Competitiveness, Global Value Chains, Sustainability as a source of competitive advantage, Global Trends in business, Globalization and Emerging Markets, Inclusive growth models, International Business, Government & Institutions.


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Conferences and Workshops

  • International Trade Centre Joint Advisory Group Meetings (2005-2008, 2011-2012) – Resource Person
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup Readiness Conference, 2007, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (Joint Coordinator)
  • WTO Intergovernmental Ministerial Meetings 2009 & 2013, Geneva Switzerland, (Resource Person)
  • Africa Group Interministerial Meetings, 2009, Geneva Switzerland (Resource Person)
  • UNDP Growing Inclusive Markets Report, Launch and Symposium, 2006, Wittenberg Centre for Global Ethics, Wittenberg, Germany (Resource Person, Expert & Delegate)
  • World Export Development Forum, 2008, Montreux, Switzerland (Resource Person & Expert)
  • Chief Executives Board, Trade Group, UNCTAD, Preparatory Meetings, 2008, Geneva, Switzerland (Resource Person & Agency Coordinator)
  • World Economic Forum Meetings, 2008, Cape Town South Africa, 2009 & 2010, Davos Switzerland (Delegate)
  • Workshops, Training Seminars & MDPs
  • 2005-2013: Workshops on needs assessments programme design & execution, capacity building & MDPs in the following countries:
  • Kenya: Export Promotion Council, Ministry of Trade
  • Sierra Leone: Ministry of Agriculture
  • Malawi: Ministry of Tourism
  • South Africa: Departments of Economic Affairs & Environment, Transport, Education & Yout / Eastern Cape Tourism Promotion Board / Economic Development Zones East London & Coega / Easter Cape Development Corporation
  • Mozambique: Ministries of Tourism / Agriculture / Trade & Commerce
  • Angola: Ministries of Trade and Commerce
  • Mauritius: Enterprise Mauritius, Ministry of Commerce, Industry & SMEs
  • Madagascar: Office of the President, Ministry of Commerce

  • Ishwar Haritas&Amit Srivastava, Ambidexterity as Competitive Advantage Against, BANFF Strategic Management Society Special Conference, Canada, June 2-4, 2017 (2017-18).
  • Ishwar haritas &Amit Srivastava, Alliance portfolio diversity and neo-strategic alliances: Dynamic capability apporach at focus firm in hypercompetitive environment, Strategic Management Cociety Special Conference in Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, December 10-12, 2016-17.
  • Ishwar haritas &Amit Srivastava, Outbound M&A to Optimize Global Value Chain Opportunities: A Logitudinal Study of Indian Manufacturing Firms, GLOGIFT 16, UTS Business Shchool, Monash University, GIFT Society, December 4-6, 2016, 2016-17.
  • Ishwar Haritas, Daya Shankar Maurya & Amit Srivastava, Reducing Transaction cost in Healthcare: “An Assessment of the Role of New Healthcare Ventures in India, Heat 2016, T.A. Pai Management Institute Manipal, November 11-12, 2016, 2016-17.


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Media Coverage

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