Dr. Vikram Murthy
PhD MSc BSc
Dr. Vikram Murthy is a senior leadership expert with over thirty-five years of global experience in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, UAE and Oman (where his companies were the first technology IPOs in the Muscat Stock Exchange). He has worked with organisations to underwrite their growth and profitability, and with people to catalyse their professional renewal and personal transformation. He received the Lord Mayoress of Rotorua, New Zealand’s Commendation for his work in 2017. Vikram has a Bachelor (Honours) in Electronics and Electrical Engineering, a Masters, and Doctorate in Management from the Waikato Management School, New Zealand, where he was also the inaugural recipient of their “Outstanding Doctoral Candidate Award.” His first book, “Please don’t stop the music: An ensemble leadership repertoire for productive sustainability, and strategic innovation in uncertain times,” was released in September 2009 and has been the reference text for executive leadership programmes at universities in New Zealand. His Ensemble Leadership Repertoire™ features in book chapters and academic publications. His recently co-authored book, “Be!ng,” has been called “a refreshing tour de force that eschews the usual business-book pabulum,” by David and Alice Kolb, and “a book that balances brevity with nuance, and breadth with depth,” by Robert Diener. Vikram is also co-authoring “Switching! Productive Change in an iConnected World,” a book on leading and managing change. Dr. Murthy has held adjunct professorial positions in Massey University and AUT University and a Senior Fellowship in Waikato University, New Zealand. He has also been a visiting professor to BITS University, India. He is on the International Advisory Board of the World Association for Sustainable Development, and the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Development and Management. He is a Trustee of the NPeW Education Trust and speaks regularly at conferences and gatherings across the Asia-Pacific region.