Soumitra Dutta is Co-Founder and President of Portulans Institute. He is also the founder and co-editor of the Global Innovation Index (GII) published in partnership with the World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO. Since 1 June, 2022 Soumitra is the dean of Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.
Previously, he was a Professor of Management and the former founding dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. Prior to joining Cornell in 2012, he was on the faculty and leadership team of INSEAD. Mr. Dutta is an authority on technology and innovation policy, and has engaged in a number of multi-stakeholder initiatives to shape global, regional, and industry agendas.
He is the co-editor and author of The Global Information Technology Report, published by the World Economic Forum. Mr. Dutta is on the global boards of Sodexo and Dassault Systèmes, and is a member of the Shareholder Council of Chicago-based ZS Associates. He serves on the advisory boards of several business schools, including HEC, Montreal; ESADE, Barcelona; and ESCP, Paris. He has co-founded two firms, including Fisheye Analytics, which WPP group acquired. He is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Business School Network.