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Founder Chairperson

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Prof Ranjan Das (Professor of Strategy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Leadership) is the Founder Chairperson of The Next Ideation.

Prof Ranjan Das has been associated with several business schools : IIM Calcutta [1994 onwards], The Strategy Academy [2008 onwards], IIM Ranchi [ Visiting: 2014-15], IIM Trichy [ Visiting: 2015-17], UPH University, Jakarta [Visiting 2015-17] Indian School of Business, Hyderabad [Visiting: 2008-09], Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong [Visiting: 2005-06], Haigazian College, Beirut [1979-80]

Prof Das did the Doctoral [Fellow] Program in Management with specialization in Strategic Management from Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA). He holds a Master of Science [Applied Mathematics] from Calcutta University


As at 2023, Prof Ranjan Das has 49 years of experience comprising

  • 20 years in industry during which Prof Das had held such senior positions as General Manager of an MNC and Managing Director of a Joint Sector Company in India

  • 29 years in teaching, training, research and consulting as a Professor of Strategic Management at IIM Calcutta

  • 15 years [beginning January 2008 and overlapping with the assignment with IIM Calcutta] as an Academic and Social Entrepreneur to design a Smart Learning and Transformation Solution [SLTS] that  required Prof Das to set  up  India’s FIRST and only one 100% LIVE & 2 WAY INTERACTIVE DIGITAL Academy named The Strategy Academy [TSA]


Prof Das had written 6 books and many articles and case studies. He also presented papers in International conferences


Prof Das served as an independent director in several companies in India and advises many companies in India and overseas in the areas of Strategy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Leadership


Prof Ranjan Das is a pioneer in India in developing a Smart Learning and Transformation Solution [SLTS] for delivering both academic and Professional Development Programs through 100% LIVE & 2 Way Interactive Communication Platform. He developed this solution as an Academic Entrepreneur while single-handedly leading IIM Calcutta’s extremely successful journey in this space during 1999-2007 [IIMC is currently the largest provider of long duration executive education in India] 


Presently, Prof Das is also the Chairman – The Strategy Academy and he continues to teach at IIMs and other business schools.

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