Radhashyam Giridharadas

Adjunct Professor of Management
Funger Hall
2201 G Street NW
Suite 309
Washington, DC 20052
[email protected]

Dr. Shyam Giridharadas is an adjunct professor of strategic management at the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB). 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 the 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. In May 2015, he pioneered offering the consulting skills class in the online MBA program. 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 online MBA program. 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).

Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management, 2009
M.B.A., Harvard Business School, 1979
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management, Xavier Institute, Jamshedpur, India, 1974
B.Tech, Chemical Engineering, IIT, Bombay, India 1972