Professor-Retail Marketing & Strategy, Manchester Business School
Nitin Sanghavi is Professor of Retail Marketing and Strategy at Manchester Business School (MBS), UK. Nitin joined MBS in 1985, after spending several years holding senior positions in buying, merchandising, operations and commercial areas for a number major retail and retail-related organisations in the UK and overseas. He has since taught on and directed a range of executive education programmes for retail, retail-related, service and fmcg organisations, as well as teaching on Full-time and Executive MBA programmes. Nitin has also held / currently holds a number of visiting appointments at universities around the world, including, Professor of Retailing at Kobe University (Japan); Visiting Fellow at Monash University (Australia); Visiting Professor at University of Texas (USA) , Visiting Speaker at both University of Georgia (USA) and University of St Gallen (Switzerland), Visiting Professor at University of Rennés (France), Visiting Scholar/Professor at Harvard Business School (USA) and is now Distinguished Visiting Professor of Retail Management and Director of Centre For Excellence In Retail Management at Great Lakes Institute of Management (India).
Nitin has published widely on retail strategy, franchising, internationalisation, international marketing and consumer marketing, and is a frequent speaker at several national and international conferences. He is/has been elected Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Commerce and Manufacturing, a member of the International Society of Franchising and American Collegiate Retail Association, special advisor to the British Council and Commonwealth Secretariat, and special advisor on retailing to the World Bank. Nitin also acts as a non-executive director for several retail and retail-related organisations in Europe and India (including both the largest department store and one of the leading Hypermarket chains in India), is strategy advisor to the boards of several blue-chip retail and service organisations in Europe and India, and was the founder and director of the MBS Retail Centre –one of the largest provider of retail executive education in the world, operating across five continents and in more than 40 countries. He is Associated Editor of The Journal of Global Business and Economic Development and also member of the Editorial Boards of The Great Lakes Herald (Yale -Great Lakes initiative) and International Journal of Consumer & Business Analytics (Kotler-SRC initiative).
Nitin was given the Retail Leadership Award and an award for Retail Excellence by the Asia Retail Congress in 2008 and 2009 and now sits on the Council of the Asia Retail Congress. He was presented in 2010 with the “Glory of India Award” by Indo-British Society for his outstanding contribution in relation to knowledge creation and knowledge dissemination to both countries. He was given the “Bharat Gaurav” Award in 2015 for outstanding contribution in his specialised field and glorifying India.