Posted on October 11, 2015

HEC Paris, ranked number two worldwide in Executive Education by the Financial Times in 2015, will be conducting a Masterclass on 13 October 2015. The event will take place at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) Student Center. This is in conjunction with HEC Paris’ participation in the “Discover Education City” event hosted by Qatar Foundation on 13 and 14 October. “Discover Education City” is an annual event that provides students with information on the undergraduate and graduate programs being offered at HBKU and partner universities.

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Prof. Anand will help participants learn how to analyze business strategies that drive company success.  During the session, cutting-edge strategies which turned into extraordinary successes will be examined. This will expose frameworks that may help firms gain the desired strategic advantage. Through the application of these ideas and frameworks, participants of the Masterclass will be able to analyze businesses and learn guiding principles to improve performance.

“Strategic Thinking is a planning process aimed at developing business strategies that present high potential for success” said Prof. Laoucine Kerbache, Dean & CEO of HEC Paris in Qatar. “It intends to provide answers on what business organizations should be doing and why, in order to ensure that they are linked to clearly defined business priorities.” “Through the guidance of Prof. Anand, a renowned and award-winning expert on the subject, participants of the Masterclass will gain valuable knowledge on strategic thinking,” he added. “They will learn how to apply and maximize this tool as they map out a path that will lead to the realization of the growth objectives within their respective business organizations.”

Prof. Anand holds a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India, and master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.  His areas of expertise include corporate growth, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures & strategic alliances, global strategy and strategy implementation. Prof. Anand regularly consults and conducts executive education programs with HEC Paris and companies all over the world. He has received several awards for his teaching and contribution to management knowledge. He is also the elected chair of the Academy of Management (the biggest academic association in the field of management), International Management division, Associate Editor of the Global Strategy Journal and has been a member of the editorial boards of numerous academic journals.