Vivek Chaudhri at WBF Sydney
Academic Director of Executive MBA programs at the Melbourne Business School

Vivek is the Academic Director of Executive MBA programs at the Melbourne Business School. He has been actively involved in the strategy consulting arena, having advised the Boards and senior management of many private and public institutions, in Australia and internationally, on issues ranging from real options in valuations to designing organisational architectures. An applied game theorist by training, he has taught strategy, innovation, negotiations and leadership on MBA and executive education courses at MBS, Monash University, AGSM, UCLA and Yale University.

Following his PhD in Economics at Yale University, and in addition to his Melbourne Business School positions, Vivek has held a number of continuing and visiting academic roles, including at Monash University, Yale University, UCLA and a dedicated research position with the Australian Federal Government’s Productivity Commission. Vivek’s research on policy and strategy has been published in leading journals, including the Academy of Management Executive, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Administration and Society. Vivek is currently a strategy adviser to the CEO of CSL and MD of Grannus Securities. He teaches on our Executive and Senior Executive MBA programs.

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