Professor of Management Practice
Since joining INSEAD, Narayan has been Associate Dean of Executive Education for Asia, and Dean of Executive Education for all of INSEAD. He teaches in the Strategy area. Narayan has designed, developed and delivered leadership development programmes for individuals, small groups and large groups, in customized and open settings. He has redesigned, repositioned and delivered INSEAD’s flagship senior management programme “The Advanced Management Programme” around the theme of improving leadership judgment. He works mostly with executives, though he has worked with undergraduates, MBAs and Ph.D. students over his career.
Narayan consults for a variety of firms. He has worked with companies in Asia, Europe and the Americas; on projects with boards of companies, senior management teams, and high potentials to help them formulate and implement strategy. Prior to joining INSEAD, Narayan worked as a strategy consultant with the Monitor Group, and with his own firm, Clean Slate Consulting. He worked with companies in FMCG, financial services, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, retail and many others. Narayan maintains a special interest in the healthcare arena. He has worked at the level of national healthcare systems, designing and optimizing healthcare financing and delivery, and also at the firm level, helping hospitals differentiate and position themselves for success.
Before becoming a full-time consultant, Narayan taught strategy and policy at New York University’s Stern School, and the business faculties of the University of Alberta (Canada) and the National University of Singapore. He published in areas including forecasting, value conflicts, strategic choice, organizational structure and culture, and other strategy related areas. He has also presented papers at academic conferences such as The Academy of Management, The Strategic Management Society and ORSA/TIMS.