Mack Institute Welcomes New Executive Director

Saikat Chaudhuri
Dr. Saikat Chaudhuri

The Mack Institute for Innovation Management is pleased to announce that Saikat Chaudhuri has been named Executive Director of the Institute. Dr. Chaudhuri, who is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Management at the Wharton School, will be the first Executive Director of the Institute.

As the Executive Director, Dr. Chaudhuri will play a key role in advancing the Mack Institute’s goals. Dr. Chaudhuri, who has served on the Wharton faculty since 2004 and been involved with the Institute for many years, is a world expert on mergers and acquisitions for technology companies and on innovation outsourcing. He has been a Mack Institute Core Team member, led Institute-funded research projects, and organized conferences for both corporate leaders and top academics with the Institute.

“I am thrilled to join the Mack Institute team,” said Chaudhuri. “The exceptional generosity of William L. and Phyllis Mack is allowing us to expand our reach and impact within the University of Pennsylvania and beyond. I believe that, as an Institute, we can now take our activities to the next level, and further our mission of creating and providing research-based guidance on managing the risks and rewards of emerging technological innovations.”

“Stay tuned to learn more about the Mack Institute’s expanded reach and impact in the coming months!”