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Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai

Deputy Director – Masters in Leadership Science - University of Mumbai, Department of Chanakya International Institute of Leadership Studies.

India’s No. 1 Business Writer, best-selling author of Corporate Chanakya and Chanakya Series.

Dr Pillai is the founder-director of Chanakya Institute of Public leadership (CIPL). He has done an extensive research on ‘Kautilya’s Arthashastra’, the well-known book on management written in 4th Century BC from Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF), Kerala, under the guidance of Dr Gangadharan Nair. He later proceeded to do his MA in Sanskrit and a PhD. in the subject ‘Kautilya Arthashastra”.

Dr Radhakrishnan Pillai is a well-known management speaker, trainer, author and strategy consultant with nearly 25 years of combined working and business experience and over 200 articles and papers to his credit for various magazines, newspapers, journals and periodicals including Times of India group as a weekly columnist. He has also hosted a radio show ‘Ask Chanakya’ on Moksha Channel of ‘World space satellite radio’ which has completed nearly 100 shows. He has taught in many prestigious national and international institutions, including Oxford, Cambridge, Indian Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Management. He has represented India at the World Congress of Philosophy in Athens, the Academy of Management (AOM) in San Antonio, Texas, USA and the Indian Philosophical Congress (IPC). Chaired session at Afro-Asian Philosophical congress (AAPA), taught in Germany, Dubai, Muscat, Singapore, and Indonesia.

He received the ‘International Sardar Patel Award’ in 2009 and the ‘Aavishkar Chanakya Innovation Research Award’ in 2013 for his contribution to the field of management and industrial development. Dr Pillai is considered one of the top thirty Indian management thinkers globally by Thinkers50. His books include the best-selling Corporate Chanakya, Chankyas 7 Secrets of Leadership, Chankya in You, Katha Chanakya, Chankya in Daily Life. He is also the winner of Crossword Book Award 2016.

His first book ‘Corporate Chanakya’ has been on the “best-seller” list since its launch in 2010 and used as a text book in various Business schools in India and abroad. The book has the unique distinction of being made into an audio book, a film ‘Chanakya speaks’ and translated into 10 regional languages. He is a visiting faculty in prestigious institutes in India and a board. He has been a trainer and strategy consultant to over 200 organisations like Indian Army, Navy, Air force, Indian police, various NGOs, private, public sector and government organisations. He has been awarded the prestigious Sardar Patel International award 2009 for his research and contribution in field of management & Industrial development.