The M.E.T. team is thrilled to announce Dr. Saikat Chaudhuri as the inaugural Faculty Director for the M.E.T. Program, after an extensive international search conducted by a committee with faculty and administrators from the College of Engineering and the Haas School of Business.

Saikat will hold the Grimes M.E.T. Chancellor’s Chair, as well as a joint faculty appointment in the Management of Organizations and Entrepreneurship groups at Haas, along with the department of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering.

Saikat comes to Berkeley from the University of Pennsylvania, where he served on the faculty of The Wharton School for over 16 years, holding leadership positions including Executive Director of the Mack Institute for Innovation Management, and Interim Director of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology. Saikat’s research specializes in corporate growth and innovation strategies, particularly high-tech mergers and acquisitions, high-end outsourcing, and technological innovation in dynamic environments.

An award-winning educator, Saikat has taught and led undergraduate, MBA, and executive education courses on corporate strategy, management of technology, and innovation, all while advising leading global corporations and governments worldwide.

Saikat earned his Bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Multinational Management from the University of Pennsylvania, Master’s degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University, and Doctoral degree in Technology and Operations Management from Harvard University. Saikat’s prior professional experience includes corporate development at Mannesmann AG, in addition to stints with Citibank, McKinsey and Company, and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.

We look forward to welcoming him to the M.E.T. community in January 2021, and his leadership in furthering the excellence of our distinctive program!

Chris Dito
Executive Director
Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology Program
University of California, Berkeley