Dipak C. Jain, a global marketing scholar with nearly three decades of research and teaching experience, became The INSEAD Chaired Professor of Marketing on March 1, 2013. Based in Fontainebleau, France, he had served as Dean of INSEAD since his appointment on May 1, 2011, succeeding Dean J. Frank Brown.
When Professor Jain joined INSEAD, he brought extensive insight as an educator and senior business school administrator. He was Dean of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management from 2001-2009 and had been a member of that faculty since 1986, serving as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 1996-2001 and the Sandy and Morton Goldman Professor in Entrepreneurial Studies and as a professor of marketing. Since 1989, he also has been a visiting professor of marketing and a senior adviser at the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.
His prestigious academic career began as a student in Tezpur (Assam) India. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and statistics (1976) and his master’s degree in mathematical statistics (1978) from Gauhati University, where he taught for five years before obtaining a PhD in 1987 from the University of Texas (Dallas).
Professor Jain’s areas of research include the marketing of high-technology products; market segmentation and competitive market structure analysis; cross-cultural issues and global product diffusion. He has published three books as well as more than 60 articles in leading academic journals. In addition, he has contributed in an editorial capacity to several top marketing and business journals. He also has written and lectured extensively about the future of management education.
He has served as foreign affairs advisor to the Prime Minister of Thailand, as a consultant to numerous companies, such as Microsoft and America Express, and has been a Board Director for several global companies, including Northern Trust, Deere and Company, United Airlines and Reliance Industries (India).
Professor Jain has received numerous honors for teaching and research. His home country of India also recognized his exceptional contributions: in 2004, he received the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, an annual award bestowed by the nation’s Prime Minister.