Nandani Lynton is on the faculty at CEIBS (China Europe International Business School) where she teaches on programmes for industry and government. Her research topics are comparative Chinese and Western leadership, the impact of diversity on executive team performance, and understanding the upcoming generation of leaders - Generation Y- in China, Europe, South Africa and Chile.
Nandani focuses on how to best develop effective leadership in global organizations. She leads seminars and consults on the implications of globalization around the world. Her topics include developing cultural agility as the new competitive edge, structuring the organization for entering new markets, and effective cross-border management as a global success strategy.
With professional experience in 45 countries on 6 continents including living extensively in India, USA, Germany & China, Nandani has worked with large organizations in the USA and Germany, ran an organizational consulting firm in China and was Vice President Asia of Thunderbird School of Global Management before joining CEIBS. She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Cornell University.
Nandani is a member of the Council of Senior Advisors of the FrED Forum, a thought leader for Criticaleye, and advisor to Uplift-Aufwind, a social development NGO in Central Asia. She publishes in leading journals including Harvard Business Review, Organizational Dynamics, Zeitschrift für Politische Beratung and Bloomberg Businessweek. She holds keynotes at corporate and public conferences including World Economic Forum Summits.