About Prof. (Dr.) Rakesh Mohan Joshi


Brief Profile


Professor Rakesh Mohan Joshi, Professor, and Chairperson at IIFT is a distinguished scholar, an eminent author and a renowned management expert with enormous international experience.

He authored highly popular books from Oxford University Press and had been the Editor of the prestigious quarterly journal of IIFT, Foreign Trade Review.

He has been the recipient of International Awards by London Business School, London for the case studies written that were internationally published by European Case Clearing House (ECCH), London Business School.

Prof. Joshi has extensive trans- national exposure and has been associated with several multilateral organizations, such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.

He is also a Member, Council of Management, All India Management Association (AIMA) for 2016-18. He had also been at the Board of Management, Rajasthan Technical University (RTU), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) and Board of Governors, Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Ministry of Environment and Forests, besides some other universities. Prof. Joshi is has been the Member, Search Committee (2015) for the position of Vice Chancellor in a well-established State University besides served in several Selection Committees as an Subject Expert including positions of Executive Director in MMTC and Chief General Managers in STC, besides several other top ranking confidential assignments. He has a consistently meritorious academic background and was awarded the prestigious Gold Medal by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. He received his education and training from Harvard Business School, Boston; IIFT; Rajasthan University and National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal. He has been awarded various scholarships right from his school days to Post Graduation. He has been the recipient of International Awards by London Business School, London for the case studies written that were internationally published by European Case Clearing House (ECCH), London Business School and Oxford that also contributed to international recognition and media publicity besides being used for training administrative officers and diplomats not only in India but also in other parts of the world. He has conducted training programmes, teaching, research and consultancy in several countries including China, the US, France, the UK, Russia, Canada, Italy, UAE, Singapore, Egypt, Hong Kong, Thailand, Tanzania, Oman, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Rwanda, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Sudan, Mauritius, Seychelles, Niger etc.

In addition to several international assignments, Prof. Joshi has been the Chief Resource Person for conducting prestigious e-Learning Course on "International Trade in Agricultural and Food Products" through VC for Asian Productivity Organization (APO), Japan for participants based in Cambodia, Fiji, Philippines, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Islamic Republic of Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Republic of China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Prof. Joshi has a scholarly aptitude and a flair for writing. His lucid style of writing makes his books interesting to read and easy to comprehend. His remarkable contribution in the field of management is evident from his books “International Business” and “International Marketing” both published by Oxford University Press which are highly popular and sold worldwide. His areas of interest include Globalization and its implications, Global Business Strategy, International Business, International Marketing, International Entrepreneurship, Strategy for Emerging Markets, Higher / Management Education. Prof. Joshi has been involved in conducting Training Programmes for corporate executives, government officials and diplomats including customised programmes for IAS (Indian Administrative Service), IFS (Indian Foreign Service), IRS (Indian Revenue Service), ITS (Indian Trade Service), IES (Indian Economic Service), ISS (Indian Statistical Service) officers and foreign diplomats in India and several foreign countries. Prof. Joshi has extensive trans-national exposure and has been associated with several multilateral organizations, such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. Prof. Joshi commands a high regard among management students, teaching fraternity and practicing managers alike for his scholarly writings and interactive and thought provoking talks and class-room sessions. He is one of the few highly sought after management professors in the country as an expert, author and speaker in conferences, workshops, TV channels and several other national and international forums.

Areas of Expertise

  • International Business
  • International Marketing
  • Agriculture and food
  • Higher Education
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Indian Culture and Bhagwad Gita

Awards / Scholarships

  • London Business School’s Case Study Award, 2008, 2010 by London Business School, London, UK
  • Full scholarship from Harvard Business School, 2008 by Harvard Business School, Boston,USA
  • Gold Medal, 1997 by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi
  • Junior Fellowship, ICAR, 1982-84 by Indian Council of Agricultural Research’s (ICAR)
  • T.W.F. Scholarship 1977-81 by Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan
  • ICAR Scholarship, 1977-81 by Indian Council of Agricultural Research’s (ICAR)