Indians Abroad

Dipak C. Jain

Famous As Educationalist and Business Consultant
Born On 9 June 1957
Born In Assam, India
Nationality American

Dipak C. Jain is an eminent figure in the field of business management. He has managed to carve a unique identity for himself in the industry. An Indian-born American, he has been the dean of the Kellogg School of Management in Illinois, U.S.A. He has served as a professor in many top universities and is said to have years of experience as a senior teaching faculty. With a large number of years of experience in teaching, he has managed to build a strong and secure name for himself by maintaining a good relationship with many business enterprises and universities. During his tenure as a professor and the Dean of the Kellogg School of Management, he undertook a number of research programs in various areas. His work has been published in several business school journals. Dipak has also established himself as a valuable candidate for his expertise in management. He has lent his expertise to several distinguished organizations around the globe.

Early Life
He was born on June 9, 1957 in a small rural community in Tezpur, Assam, India. Dipak got his primary education from Rastrabhasa Hindi School. He then went on to graduate in statistics from Darrang College in the year 1976. In the following year, he enrolled himself at the Gauhati University to pursue his Master's in statistics. In 1978, he graduated from the University. After his post-graduation, he began to work immediately as a lecturer at the same University. He did this for the next five years before he moved to America for his higher studies. Dipak migrated to the U.S. to continue his studies where he joined the University of Texas in Dallas. He completed his Ph.D. under the guidance of Frank M. Bass.

After the completion of his education, Dipak began to teach in the University at Sandy and at the Morton Goldman Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies. He then moved to the Kellogg School of Management in the year 1987. He has also been a visiting faculty at the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration. With the number of years of service he put in at the Kellogg School of Management, it comes as no surprise that he was elected as the Dean of the college at that time. Dipak remained the Dean for thirteen years before he resigned in 2009. He wanted to shift back to teaching and allocate more time to his business associations. During his years of teaching, he was actively involved in researching on various management topics such as marketing of innovative technology, market segmentations and structural market analysis, diverse cultural issues in the global market, new product market forecasting, etc. Dipak has managed to publish over fifty articles that focused on his research work in prominent educational institutions. With his expertise in marketing, he has been on the board of directors for several business organizations helping them shape their marketing strategies. Some of the organization that he has been associated with is Reliance Industries Limited, Hartmarx Corporation, Deere & Company, Northern Trust Corporation, and United Airlines and Peoples Energy. In 2011, Dipak C. Jain was appointed as the dean of INSEAD, a well-known international business school.

Achievements and Awards
Dipak has been honored with a number of awards in the past. The Jawaharlal Nehru Merit Award, the Youth Merit Award from Rotary International, a gold medal from Jaycees International, the Sidney Levy Award for Excellence in Teaching, Outstanding Educator Award are but a few awards Dipak has won. He has also been a research professor at many universities.

Personal Life
Dipak C.Jain is married to Sushant Jain and has three children named Dhwani, Kalash and Muskaan.

1957: He was born on June 9 in a small town in the state of Assam.
1976: He completed his graduation from the Guhwati University.
1982: Won the Outstanding Educator Award.
1987: He began his teaching career in the United States of America.
1989: He also worked as a visiting faculty in other institutions.
1995: Was granted the Sidney Levy Award for Excellence in Teaching.
2009: He stepped down from the position he held at the Kellogg School of Management.
2011: He was voted the Dean of INSEAD.