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  • Studying the links between Strategic Leadership and organisational success in multinational enterprises during times of disruption, as a predictor of the leadership skills required for the ÔÇťorganisation of the future".


Henley Business School, Whiteknights Campus

Ananya is a PhD student in the International Business ad Strategy department within the Henley Business School.

Ananya joined Henley to pursue doctoral studies after a 25 year career in Corporate Finance / Investment Banking and Impact Investing, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. She has worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she headed the Transactions Advisory business in East Africa between 2018 and 2020. Prior to that she was with the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group), a multilateral Development Finance Institution. Most recently she was Investment Director in an Impact PE fund in the Food/Nutrition, Healthcare and Education sectors.


  • Strategic Leadership
  • Upper Echelons Theory
  • Strategy and Organisational Effectiveness
  • 4IR/Industry 4.0
  • Future of leadership / work


  • PGDBA, Dual specialisation in Finance and IT, ICFAI Business School (IBS) Mumbai, winner of Tata Finance Medal for Top Rank Holder
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications, University of Pune