Vinika Rao is the Executive Director of the INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute. After completing her MBA from IIM, Bangalore, Vinika started her career with a multinational bank in India, went on to become General Manager of an American Asian JV in the field of industrial chemicals and later became the Managing Director of a real estate company in Indonesia. She co-founded a boutique advisory firm in Singapore before making a serendipitous transition to education. She taught business strategy to MBAs & Executives, headed INSEAD's career development center in Asia, and then moved to develop the INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute. Prior to joining INSEAD, she was Associate Professor of Strategy at the S.P. Jain Center of Management, Singapore.
Vinika’s research interests are gender parity in corporate leadership, millennials and inter-generational influences on the workplace, and emerging markets strategy. She is passionate about supporting women managers to make the most fulfilling work-life decisions. She is currently pursuing a DBA at the Singapore Management University.
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