Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) has announced the appointment of Vinay Hebbar as Senior Vice President – International. In this new role, Hebbar will lead HBP’s growth in International markets (i.e., outside North America) across its three divisions, viz Higher Education, Corporate Learning and Harvard Business Review Group.
Prior to this appointment, Hebbar held regional roles with HBP as the Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region and before that the Managing Director for HBP India. In his role as the Managing Director for India, he led the commencement of the Indian operations of HBP, building its local team across the various business units in India, and venturing into new business models. He is also a member of the Managing Committee of Harvard Business School’s India Research Center.
Hebbar is rank holding Chartered Accountant, and holds an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management. He has also completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School. He started his career with Arthur Andersen in India and served in senior roles with Arthur D. Little’s strategy consulting team in Singapore and Wolters Kluwer in Asia before joining HBP in 2007.
Prof. Das Narayandas, Senior Associate Dean for External Relations at Harvard Business School, and Chairman of HBP observed “At HBS, Internationalization is one of the strategic priorities in advancing the School’s mission – this appointment strengthens HBP’s commitment to extending the reach and application of the leading management ideas to audiences globally”.
“The creation of this new role is a reflection of the importance that the HBP Board and leadership team places on its growth and impact in international markets, and a keenness to serve the interests and needs of its clients across the world, in line with our mission. Vinay has led significant progress in integrating our business units as we grow internationally and is uniquely qualified to lead our next phase of growth.” said David Wan, the CEO and President of HBP.