Rajesh Chandy holds the Tony and Maureen Wheeler Chair in Entrepreneurship and is a Professor of Marketing at London Business School.
Chandy’s areas of expertise include innovation, technology management, emerging markets, and marketing strategy. During 2006-2008, he served as a member of the US Secretary of Commerce Advisory Committee on Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy. He serves on the brain trust of the Global Innovation Forum, and has been a member of the American Marketing Association’s Academic Council and its Knowledge Development Coalition.
Chandy’s research and publications have received several awards, including the Journal of Marketing Harold Maynard Award for contributions to marketing theory and thought, the AMA Early Career Award for Contributions to Marketing Strategy, the AMA TechSIG Award for the best article on Technology and Innovation (twice), the MSI Alden Clayton Award for the best dissertation proposal, and the Mary Kay Award for the best marketing dissertation. He has received the AMA Early Career Award for contributions to marketing strategy research, and has been named an MSI Young Scholar.
Chandy is as an Area Editor for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation area at Management Science, and is a current or former member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, International Journal of Research in Marketing, and Marketing Letters.
Fortune magazine described Chandy’s findings on innovation as "an unorthodox and bracing set of management principles." He has received a number of teaching awards, including the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award, the Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Outstanding Faculty Dedication Award. At London Business School, he teaches MBA electives on Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets, and on Managing and Marketing Innovation. Additionally, he is the faculty director of the executive education course on Market Driving Strategies.
Chandy has provided advisory and executive education services to Toshiba, St. Jude Medical, 3M, Philips, Commonwealth Microfinance Limited, American Medical Systems, Deutsche Telekom, Bertelsmann, Hutchinson Technology, Microsoft, Mundipharma, Rexam, Wrigley, GfK, Futuredontics, Telenor, and the US and UK governments, among others.
Chandy is a Fellow of the British Academy and the winner of the AMA's 2018 Vijay Mahajan Award for lifetime contributions to Marketing Strategy Research.The award recognises his outstanding contributions to marketing strategy research, education and practice.
Chandy received his PhD in Business Administration in 1996 from the University of Southern California.