Business Panel

Saikat Chaudhuri

Saikat Chaudhuri serves on the faculty at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also executive director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management, a research institute at Wharton distinguished by a dual focus on academic thought leadership and industry impact. Saikat’s research focuses on external sources of innovation for firms, encompassing two streams: high-technology acquisitions and high-end outsourcing. His recent publications span scholarly and managerial outlets, including Organization Science, a Stanford University Press book chapter, and the Harvard Business Review. Saikat has received several teaching awards from the Wharton School, and has also been a finalist for multiple dissertation and best paper awards at the Academy of Management. He received his BSE and BS from the University of Pennsylvania, his MSE from Stanford University, and his DBA from Harvard University.


Sharmila C. Chatterjee

Sharmila C. Chatterjee is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing and is the Academic Head for the MBA Track in Enterprise Management (EM) launched at MIT Sloan in Fall 2012. Chatterjee teaches the graduate course in B2B Marketing and is deeply engaged in Action Learning as a faculty mentor for G-Lab, China/India Lab, and as an instructor for the Enterprise Management (EM) Lab.In B2C, Chatterjee has done research in the areas of brand trust, financial literacy and multicultural marketing and has published in Behaviormetrika, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Brand Strategy, Journal of Cultural Marketing Strategy, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Retailing, Marketing Letters, Marketing Management Journal, and Marketing Report.  She is an award winning case writer with several of her cases placing first in the case writing competitions sponsored by the educational wing of Direct Marketing Association, DMEF.  Chatterjee graduated from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani and worked briefly in Faridabad, India before earning her PhD in marketing from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


Mark Sullivan

Mark Sullivan currently serves as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment and has extensive international business experience, having lived and worked in Romania, Italy and Argentina. Sullivan has previously worked as the managing director of Verizon’s European office in Milan, Italy. In addition to his international business experience, Mark has a proven track record in providing operational and business development leadership and specializes in foreign language negotiations.