Senior Executive Leadership Program—India

Work Experience

Accelerate Your Leadership Journey

To sustain success in today’s rapidly shifting global economy, you need to be a confident decision maker, skilled strategist, global thinker, and effective change agent.

The Senior Executive Leadership Program—India is designed to accelerate the transformation of experienced senior executives into capable leaders who can drive business success. Delivered in a series of modules in Boston and Mumbai, this business management program can take your leadership skills and career to the next level. Moreover, through personal coaching and special projects, you will address leadership challenges facing you and your organization in four key areas—strategy, leadership, innovation, and globalization.

The program is an unparalleled opportunity to take the next step in your career and make a profound impact on your organization. You will emerge as a stronger leader who can design competitive strategies in a global context, promote continuous innovation, and overcome obstacles to growth.

A Comprehensive Learning Journey

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The program curriculum, designed and taught by HBS faculty, will provide you with the mindset and tactics to excel in your career and drive sustainable growth for your organization.

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With modules in Boston and Mumbai, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in two vibrant tech ecosystems and engage with industry experts and accomplished peers from around the world.

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Through engaging discussions of real-world business cases, small group exercises, and a value mapping strategy project, you will gain the insights to make a powerful impact in your organization.

Key Takeaways

  • Participate in intensive in-class modules

  • Learn with the hallmark HBS case method

  • Work on a value mapping strategy project

  • Accelerate your growth with a professional HBS Executive Coach

  • Immerse yourself in living/learning group work

  • Gain full HBS alumni status


Special Program Features

Living/learning group work

A modular program creates the opportunity to build close, trusting relationships with a small, diverse group of peer executives who can understand your challenges — but are not part of your organization. Throughout the program, you will work with a small group of peers who will stimulate your learning as you:

  • Absorb global insights by working with executives from different countries, cultures, and professional backgrounds

  • Share diverse perspectives as you discuss cases and assignments

  • Complete small group exercises and projects as a team

  • Give and receive feedback and advice — both personal and professional — in a safe environment

While on the HBS campus in Boston, you will share social space with your living group, forging relationships that serve as a valuable source of peer feedback, support, and advice.

Professional coaching

Each living group works with a professional coach to optimize group dynamics and maximize the value of the group learning experience. In addition, coaches work with you one-on-one to help you develop a personal leadership style that works for you.

Using the 360-degree leadership assessment and feedback tool as a starting point, your personal coach will work closely with you to identify your strengths, target areas for improvement, and help you develop a personal action plan for ongoing development. All coaching sessions are strictly confidential, giving you the freedom to share your personal goals and professional challenges.

Value mapping strategy project

Throughout the program, you will work on an individual project that addresses a strategic challenge facing your organization.

  • Utilize a powerful framework for analyzing the value of your offering or business line, considering value from the customer's perspective

  • Compare your own offering with those of your competitors

  • Refine your competitive strategy, and develop a short presentation based on feedback from faculty, peers, and your personal coach

  • Share your value mapping strategy with your organization and team, and develop an action plan for driving the changes that will improve value and sustain success

Is SELPI Right For You?

This program is designed for experienced senior executives who are general managers or functional leaders with 10+ years of experience — particularly those assuming new responsibilities or driving new growth initiatives for any of the following:

  • Large, established organizations

  • Entrepreneurial ventures — either new organizations or new ventures within established organizations

  • Family businesses

  • Multinational firms with an increased presence in South Asia

  • Nonprofit organizations

  • Government agencies — especially those working closely with the private sector

HBS Alumni Status

Join a global community of successful executives. Your HBS experience continues to deliver benefits long after the program ends. Graduates of the Senior Executive Leadership Program—India become alumni of Harvard Business School, joining a network of highly accomplished executives at all stages of their careers. As a lifetime member of the HBS alumni community, you will have access to a range of educational resources and opportunities, including:

  • The HBS alumni network — tap into a global resource of more than 85,000 MBA and Executive Education alumni in over 160 countries

  • HBS alumni clubs and associations — connect with members of 93 alumni clubs and associations worldwide at business, learning, social, and community service events

  • Baker Library/Bloomberg Center Services — access our vast database of management content and thought leadership assets online

  • A 20 percent discount on regularly priced items, including HBS Press books, Harvard Business Review article reprints, and case studies

  • A 30 percent discount on our open-enrollment offerings

  • A lifelong HBS email forwarding address

  • The HBS Job Board for HBS alumni — access our exclusive job listings to support your career transitions

  • Alumni-only coaching and career development opportunities, including tools for polishing your resume and networking



KRISHNA G. PALEPU is the Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration and has served previously as Senior Advisor to the President of Harvard University and Senior Associate Dean at Harvard Business School. Professor Palepu Chairs the HBS executive education programs Leading Global Businesses and Senior Executive Leadership Program—India.

Krishna G. Palepu

Faculty Chair

Additional Faculty

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Dennis W. Campbell

Dwight P. Robinson, Jr. Professor of Business Administration

LP - HBS-SELPI - Rohit Deshpandé
Rohit Deshpandé

Sebastian S. Kresge Professor of Marketing

Sunil Gupta
Sunil Gupta

Edward W. Carter Professor of Business Administration

Joshua D. Margolis
Joshua D. Margolis

James Dinan and Elizabeth Miller Professor of Business Administration

V.G. Narayanan
V.G. Narayanan

Thomas D. Casserly, Jr. Professor of Business Administration

Das Narayandas
Das Narayandas

Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration

V. Kasturi Rangan
V. Kasturi Rangan

Baker Foundation Professor, Malcolm P. Mcnair Professor of Marketing

Stefan H. Thomke
Stefan H. Thomke

William Barclay Harding Professor of Business Administration

Gunnar Trumbull
Gunnar Trumbull

Philip Caldwell Professor of Business Administration

Michael L. Tushman
Michael L. Tushman

Baker Foundation Professor, Paul R. Lawrence MBA Class of 1942 Professor of Business Administration

Mihir A. Desai
Mihir A. Desai

Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance

Kathleen L. McGinn
Kathleen L. McGinn

Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration

Scott A. Snook

Executive Fellow, Harvard Business School

Note: Faculty list is subject to change

Who Should Attend

The program is ideal for:

  • Senior executives, senior functional leaders, or general managers with 10+ years of experience assuming new responsibilities or driving new growth initiatives

  • Leaders from large, established organizations; entrepreneurial ventures — either new organizations or new ventures within established companies; family businesses; multinational firms with an increased presence in South Asia; nonprofit organizations; and government agencies — especially those working closely with the private sector

Past Participant Profiles


  • India

  • Malaysia

  • UAE

  • USA

  • Oman

  • Myanmar

  • Ukraine

  • Mauritius

  • Philippines

  • Saudi Arabia

*Partial lists

Job Titles*
  • Founder & Chief Executive Officer

  • Executive Director

  • Vice President & Portfolio Manager

  • Chief Technology Officer

  • Director — Head Vendor & Technology Risk India

  • Finance Director

  • Director Telecom Audit

  • Chief Financial Officer

  • General Manager — Operations

  • Technical Manager

*Partial lists

  • Aditya Birla Group

  • Cisco

  • Citibank

  • Deutsche Bank

  • Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories

  • Godrej

  • HDFC

  • Hindustan Unilever

  • HSBC

  • IBM

*Partial lists

  • Media/Entertainment

  • Information Technology

  • Electronics/Electrical Goods

  • Industrial Goods

  • BFSI

  • FMCG

  • Consulting

  • Hospitality

  • Telecommunication

  • Healthcare

*Partial lists

Past Participant Testimonials

I gained a better understanding of the way a leader should act in emergencies, during conflicts, and when facing other challenges. I also learned how to renew myself when I see big problems, as well a...
Radhakrishnan Kodakkal
Senior Director of Research & Development, Philips India Ltd.
The program has made me reflect on the way I strategize, organize, and run my business. I’ve already started to apply what I’ve learned to achieve better business results and develop myself as an auth...
Rachita Atal
President and Director, Pentaur Technology Pvt. Ltd., India
This program provided that cross functional view, learning concepts and frameworks that I didn’t know earlier and that compelled me to think about how to use them in my organization for long-term valu...
Alka Upadhyay
Assistant Vice President, Tata Sustainability Group, India
Within the first few days of the program, I realized that my views regarding how to approach challenges had already changed.
Kasturi Wilson
Managing Director, Sri Lanka, Hemas Pharmaceuticals, MD Hemas Logistics, MD Hemas Maritime

Date and Fee

Program Fee: ₹40,00,000 plus Goods and Service Tax (GST)



Module 1

January 13, 2025–January 24, 2025

Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India

Module 2

April 14, 2025–April 25, 2025

Taj Lands End, Mumbai, India

Module 3

August 17, 2025–September 05, 2025

HBS Campus, Boston, US

Participants should expect to spend at least 45-50 hours on self-paced case preparation prior to attending Module 1 of the program. Case materials will be made available approximately two weeks prior to program start.

Note: The program fee covers tuition, books, case materials, accommodations, and most meals.

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