Prof. Atul Arun Pathak

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Prof. Atul Arun Pathak

(Strategy & Entrepreneurship Area), IIM Nagpur

Dr. Pathak is a faculty in the Strategy and Entrepreneurship area at IIM Nagpur. Prior to joining IIM Nagpur, he has over 17 years of international work experience across industry and academia.

Dr. Pathak has taught various Strategy, International Business, Design Thinking, Innovation and Management Consulting courses at leading Indian institutes such as XLRI Jamshedpur, National Institute of Design Ahmedabad; Entrepreneurship Development Institute Ahmedabad and SIBM Pune.

He has designed and delivered executive education programmes and consultancy assignments for a number of corporate and public-sector organizations such as Indian Oil Corp. Ltd., Tata Steel, Power Grid Ltd., Mineral Exploration Corporation Ltd. (MECL), Manganese Ore India Ltd. (MOIL), Ultratech Cement, Canara Bank, NTPC Ltd., Balmer-Lawrie Ltd., Birla White, ZIM Labs, Transrail Lighting, Ratnasagar Publishing, Reliance Industries, Kirloskar, Amdocs, ThoughtWorks Technologies, Transrail Lighting, and Wadeshwar Group.

His research has been published as papers and cases in various international and national journals. He has received best-paper awards when presenting his research at various national and international conferences. Atul worked on “Determinants of Dynamic Capabilities” for his Doctoral Dissertation and was awarded the Best Thesis award at IIM Ahmedabad. He was also awarded the Chaudhary Padmanabhan Pant award and merit scholarship for his scholastic achievements at IIMA.

Prior to joining academia, Dr. Pathak has wide ranging international work experience in the Banking, Information Technology, and Consulting industries across multiple geographies (UK, South Africa, Singapore and India). He has experience in various roles such as strategic planning, project management, business analysis and key-client relationship management. He has taken up various responsibilities that have added value to organizations such as Barclays UK, Nedcor Bank South Africa, ThoughtWorks Technologies, ABN AMRO Bank and Tata Motors.