Board of Directors

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Ajay Agrawal

University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management

Professor Ajay Agrawal joined the Genpact Board of Directors in January 2019. A renowned academic for over 20 years, he is the Geoffrey Taber Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management where he has served since 2003.  In 2012, he founded and currently serves as academic director of the university’s Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) where he oversees operations across multiple sites in Canada and the United States that help incubate start-ups employing AI and other technologies to address real-world problems. Professor Agrawal serves as a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA. He is co-author of the best-selling book, “Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence,” which seeks to explain the role of AI in business and government. He co-founded Kindred, a company that makes artificial intelligence for robots. Kindred was 29th on MIT Technology Review’s 2017 list of the 50 smartest companies in the world. Professor Agrawal holds a PhD in strategy and business economics, an MBA, and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree, all from the University of British Columbia.