Soumitra Dutta began his career in 1985 as a research assistant at University of California, Berkeley, USA. Between 1988 and 1990, he gained further research experience at General Electric. He then joined Insead, the international management school based in Fontainebleau (France), where he served as lecturer then dean of technology and e-learning. In 1999, he set up eLab@Insead, the school’s research and analytics center focused on big data analytics for businesses, which he headed until 2012. In 2002, he was named dean of Executive Education at Insead. During his tenure at Insead, Soumitra Dutta also participated in setting up and managing three strategy consultancies specialized in new technologies and innovation, which he developed before selling them. In 2012, he was appointed Dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University in New York, and in 2016 became the founding dean of the Cornell College of Business, comprising Cornell’s three accredited business programs: the School of Hotel Administration, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management.
Other current positions and directorships:
Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Global Business Schools Network (GBSN), (United States); Member of the Board of Shareholders of ZS Associates (United States)