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Hitendra Patel

Managing Director 

Hitendra is the Managing Director of the IXL Center and Chair of the Innovation and Growth Program at the Hult International Business School. He has coached new emerging leaders and managers of new and fast growth businesses.

Hitendra was a senior leader and co-founder of Monitor Group's Innovation Practice and was responsible for Asia and Latin America. Prior to Monitor, he was a senior manager at Arthur D. Little. As a management consultant, he has made lasting impact with all types of companies by helping them identify new engines for growth and develop their own capacity to innovate.

Hitendra has also contributed to and published articles at the national and regional level on the topic of economic development in Brazil, India, Indonesia, Singapore, US and the UK.

Prior to consulting, Hitendra worked at Motorola in the portable energy space and is the owner of six patents. He is also a founder of various venture-backed companies.

Hitendra is the co-author of 101 Innovation Breakthroughs, The State of Innovation at the Firm Level in Singapore, and Greenovate — Companies Innovating to Create a More Sustainable World. His fourth book, Connectivate!, will be released in December, and he is in the process of writing his fifth book — Thinking and Acting Differently to Make Innovation Real.

Hitendra has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, a BSEE from Washington University in St. Louis and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Iowa State University. He is also a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and a Charter Member at TiE-Boston.