Harsh Manglik

Executive in Residence and Adjunct Professor of Management


GSIA - Tepper School of Business - Room 102


General Management


Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business - MBA - 1976
Case Western Reserve University, Graduate School of Engineering - MS (Mechanical Engineering - Design Optimization (DO)) - 1974
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) - BTech - 1970


Harsh Manglik is a seasoned leader who brings with him over 30 - years of rich and diverse experience in global business and in management consulting, gained in a number of world class organizations, spanning several industries and domains. These include aerospace and other industries that produce highly engineered products, and the domains of information technology as well as product development and manufacturing strategy. His deep roots are in the global aerospace and IT industries. He served as Chairman & Geography Managing Director, Accenture India, and was a member of Accenture's global Executive Leadership Team (ELT) that had overall responsibility for Accenture’s corporate governance. As Acce nture’s senior leader in India, he was responsible for all Accenture activities in India and for the strategic direction, growth and the development of its businesses based in this geography. He was responsible for leading the formulation and execution of long - term strategies, and for interacting with clients, employees and other stakeholders. As a key part of this role Mr. Manglik provided leadership as primary decision maker and policy maker, and was responsible for setting the tone for the company’s va lues, ethics and culture. He was responsible for over 70,000 Accenture employees in India. Mr. Manglik was Chairman of NASSCOM, and now continues as a member of its Executive Council (comprising CEO’s of Indian and MNC IT companies, and heads of IT “capti ves” of MNC’s), and as a permanent member of its Council of Chairmen. He was an invited member of the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He is a director on the board of Infotech Enterprises and has served as director on the board of the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) and was a member of the Board of Trustees of NASSCOM Foundation. He was also a board member of the Data Security Council of India (DSCI), a joint initiative of NASSCOM and the Department of IT, G overnment of India. Harsh Manglik, who returned to India and to Accenture as Chairman - India, first joined the company in the Hartford, CT office in the early 1990’s. He has also worked with IBM for nearly 10 years where he held US, Asia Pacific and Glob al leadership responsibilities. Mr. Manglik earlier served as a senior executive at Pratt & Whitney and its parent, United Technologies Corporation, where he led several transformational initiatives. His experience includes working as a consultant with Bo oz Allen Hamilton in the US. He started his career as a management trainee with Metal Box India. He has been an active participant in the collaboration between industry and academia. He is a member of Carnegie Mellon University’s Presidential Committee o n India. He previously served on the Founding Operating Committee at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the “Leaders for Manufacturing” graduate program, a program jointly sponsored by MIT’s Sloan School of Management and the Graduate Scho ol of Engineering. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur and of the International Advisory Council for the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Rohtak. Recognitions for Harsh Manglik include the IIT K anpur Distinguished Alumnus Award, the highest award the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur confers on its alumni. He was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine for a lead story focused on C - level leadership in Asia. Economic Times has again listed h im in the Top 10 “Most Powerful MNC CEOs”. Hailing from Uttarakhand /Uttar Pradesh where he grew up, Mr. Manglik graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. Earlier he attended St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, where he studied physics. He also holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. His earlier schooling was primarily at La Martiniere College, Lucknow, India. Harsh Manglik and his wife currently live in Bangalore and California. The Mang liks have two daughters -- currently in the launch stages of their careers and at university graduate school .


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