Over the course of his 23 years in academia, Prof. Kalyan Kumar Sahoo has worked in a variety of roles over the course of his career, including as Vice Chancellor (Arni University, HP), Registrar (Driems), Dean (Kings Business School—Africa), KK University (Hyderabad/HP), Faculty member (SOA University, Odisha, Management University of Africa, Kenya). After working in the business world for a while, he decided to pursue a career in academia in 2002. Since then, he has taught strategic management, marketing, SDM, and advanced strategic management at various business schools in Asia and Africa.
He holds a Doctorate in IR strategy from FMS, RDVV, and is a fellow of CGIA, USA. He passed MBA (Second Topper, FM University, Odisha), MJMC (Gold Medal, Utkal University of Culture, Odisha), Super Specialization in Digital Marketing (University of Illinois), and PGCSM (IIM, Nagpur). He has successfully completed various faculty development programmes from IIM-Indore, IIM-Kozhikode, Copenhagen Business School, and the Ministry of HRD. He has successfully supervised theses of three doctoral students, twenty master’s students, and sixty undergraduates. In addition to his four books, he has also written more than fifty academic articles that have been published in both national and international journals.
He is a member of ISTD, AIMA, VC Council, Ghana Journalism Association, CRD-Lome, and Chartered Global Investment Analyst. His areas of expertise include business strategy, media and strategy, marketing strategy, social media, teaching pedagogy, IR, and competitive advantage. Through his work and assignments, he has been to over twenty different countries across Asia and Africa.