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Radhashyam Giridharadas

Adjunct Professor of Management

  • Department: Management
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  • Phone: 202-994-2565
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  • Office: Funger 309
  • B.Tech (Chemical Engineering) IIT, Bombay India 1972
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management, Xavier Institute, Jamshedpur, India, 1974
  • MBA, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 1979
  • Doctor of Management, Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management, 2009


Dr. Shyam Giridharadas is an Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management for The George Washington University School of Business. After 25 years of experience in top management consulting at McKinsey & Company and Prism Consulting International (a firm he founded), Dr. Shyam Giridharadas has re-oriented his professional endeavors towards teaching.

At George Washington School of Business he has taught courses on Authentic Leadership – a course that he developed – and Developing Consulting Skills to the Global MBA students. He will pioneer offering the consulting skills class in the on-line MBA program starting in May 2015. He also conducts a Consulting Practicum for students to tackle a current, important consulting project for local-area clients. He teaches Managing Human Capital in the World Executive MBA Program and has taught it in the on-line MBA program as well. He is also a faculty member on McKinsey & Company’s internal leadership programs on Engagement Leadership and Client Leadership.

Before coming to the United States in 1977, Shyam worked as a Marketing Executive at Tata Engineering handling their exports of trucks and buses to Africa and the Middle East. Dr. Giridharadas obtained his doctorate in management at Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead School of Management in May 2009. He received his Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (1972), a Diploma in Business from Xavier Institute (1974) where he received the ICI Best Student gold medal, and an MBA from Harvard University (1979).