International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building

Professor Sunil Sangra

Paradigm Shift: Role of Technology in Strengthening the Universities of the Future


Moderator: Professor Sunil Sangra, Professor, Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities, O.P. Jindal Global University, India

Prof. Sunil’s passions are Innovation, Creativity and Strategy. He has over 30 years of rich C-Suite experience across functions and sectors. He has worked/consulted with leading organisations in India and the Middle East such as Nomura, CRISIL, The Aditya Birla Group, EXIM Bank of India, World Bank, OMZEST, HAYS and the Future Group, to name a few. He has played multiple stints as an entrepreneur and has led the most successful IPO ever, in the Indian media industry, with subscriptions exceeding US $ 1 billion – book built by Merrill Lynch. Sunil has been a keynote speaker at a NHRDN (the most respected national level HRD association in India) summit with ‘Building Diversity – Driving Innovation’ as the theme, and a faculty and mentor for the Goldman Sachs ‘10,000 Women Entrepreneurs Program’. In addition, he has been teaching Innovation and Design Thinking at leading Business Schools in India. He offers Consulting, Training and Coaching services in the areas of Innovation, Creativity, Design Thinking and Strategy. In the last few years, he has delivered over 175 Corporate Innovation & Design Thinking workshops in India, USA, Europe, Brazil, Egypt & China for senior leadership teams. In the process, he has trained over 3,500 senior business leaders across sectors & industries. Sunil has a B.A. (Hons.) in Economics from Panjab University, Chandigarh and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow. In addition, he has undergone numerous in-person certifications and training programs at leading institutions in the world such as The Hasso Plattner Institute, Darden Business School, Singularity University, Institute for the Future, Aalto University and several others.