Rashmi H. Assudani, PhD.
Rashmi is Professor and the current Chair of Department of Management & Entrepreneurship at the Williams College of Business at Xavier U.
She has received education from Asia, Europe (The Netherlands) and a PhD in Strategy & Organizations from McGill University, Canada. Most recently, she was selected to undertake a program on ‘Art and Practice of Leadership’ from the Harvard Kennedy School. She has enjoyed teaching courses such as strategic management, managerial behavior, innovation and entrepreneurship at McGill U. as also at Xavier U. Her research expertise lies in the area of innovation, creativity, virtual teams, knowledge management and learning, and her research has appeared in multiple journal papers and in conference presentations, and has also received numerous awards.
She has had a diverse worldwide business experience with leading organizations such as Citibank, McCann Eriksson (world’s largest advertising company), and Bennett Coleman & Co. (largest media conglomerate in Asia). She gained her early experience with corporate intrapreneurship at Bennett Coleman & Co. when this publishing giant made a strategic decision to develop and harness new business concepts in other electronic media such as Radio FM (a new concept in India in the early 1990s) and television.
She has recently been appointed to the Executive Board of American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network of Ohio (WNO). She has also served at SAWCC – a non-profit organization devoted to the betterment of refugees in Canada. At SAWCC, she initiated socially responsible programs to enhance language capabilities for non-English and non-French speaking refugees that were seeking to establish themselves in Canada.
She has had numerous opportunities to present in front of a wide variety of audiences in India, Canada, US, France and The Netherlands. She was an invited speaker at London Business School, and most recently, she was invited to give a TED talk: http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxXAVIERUNIVERSITY-Rashmi-Ass;search%3ATEDxXavierU
She has enjoyed working with students in all these years. One of the fruitful culmination of her engagement with Xavier students was the birth of Innovation Society at XU, and the 2011 launch (and continuation) of TED events at Xavier.