Dr. Arindam Bhattacharya is Managing Director of The Boston Consulting Group, India and co-leader of Bruce Henderson Institute, BCG’s new research institution, with responsibility for Asia and Emerging Markets. Before taking over the current role he was a member of the global leadership team of BCG’s Industrial Goods practice and led the Industrial Goods practice in India, and was the co-leader of BCG’s Global Advantage Initiative.
Starting his career with the Eicher Group in India as a graduate trainee engineer, Dr. Bhattacharya has over 25 years of experience in industry, consulting and research focused on the manufacturing industry and has advised leading Indian and global manufacturing companies on competitive strategy. He led the BCG team that worked with India’s Planning Commission on the 12th five-year plan for the Indian industry and the high level plan to improve R&D capability in India. As Head of BCG India, he has grown BCG’s Social Impact Practice in India in Education, Food and Nutrition, and Health Services, working closely with central and state governments.
Dr. Bhattacharya is a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) National Council, and Chairman of CII’s National committee on States Competitiveness. He is a Governing Council member for Save the Children India and has served as expert member on several Government of India committees.
Dr. Bhattacharya writes extensively in the business media on the development of the manufacturing sector in India and globalisation from an emerging market perspective. He co-authored “Globality – Competing with Everyone from Everywhere for Everything”, which was nominated among the best business books by The Economist in 2008. His book “How Local Companies Keep Multinationals at Bay,” published in the March 2008 Harvard Business Review, highlights business strategies of innovative domestic companies in China, India, and other emerging markets.
Dr. Bhattacharya was educated at the Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur) and received his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad). He completed his Doctorate in Engineering at the University of Warwick, UK, where his thesis focused on ‘time based competition’ in manufacturing industries.