Prof. Venkatesh Shankar is the Professor of Marketing & Coleman Chair in Marketing and Director of Research; Center for Retailing Studies at Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. He has received his nomination under the academic sphere. Prof. Shankar is an internationally reputed academic with numerous publications in reputed journals and a distinguished career in USA in the field of teaching and research. He has been ranked eighth among the world’s leading Innovation Management Scholars in terms of publications in top tier journals. Prof. Shankar has won the prestigious ‘Retailing Lifetime Achievement Award’ from the American Marketing Association for Lifetime contributions to retailing research and leadership. Since its inception there have been only four winners worldwide. He has also won the ‘AMA Strategy Special Interest Group Mahajan Award’ for Career Contributions to Marketing Strategy Research. Only thirteen prominent marketing scholars worldwide have received this distinction and he is the only IIM alumnus to have won two Lifetime Awards in the field of business management.
Venkatesh Shankar receiving his award