Meet Our People
Meet our Dean
Dr. Sanjeev Khagram is the Director General and Dean of the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University and the Foundation Professor of Global Leadership and Global Political Economy. Under his leadership, Thunderbird has transformed into the vanguard of global leadership and management education for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. From the growth of our Centers of Excellence and the transformation of our curricula, to our new state-of-the-art global headquarters and unified alumni community, Dean Khagram has ushered in a new era for Thunderbird, what we call Thunderbird 4.0.
Our Global Alumni Network
Thunderbird’s worldwide community of graduates is uniquely equipped to make a difference in this era of rapid change and disruption. T-birds serve in key leadership position in corporations, not-for-profit organizations and public service positions across the globe. The School leverages the resources and talent of our alumni to guide, advocate and support the achievement of our collective mission. Thunderbird offers our alumni the opportunity to future-proof their skills through lifelong learning opportunities and by connecting them with each other in a global network of experts.
Thunderbird attracts the brightest minds from across the world. Our students share a deep passion for diverse cultures, a sense of adventure for seeing the world, a unique ability to thrive in fluid and unpredictable environments, and shared commitment to advancing equitable and sustainable prosperity worldwide. We call this the Thunderbird Mystique, a sense of global citizenship and and a desire to be part of something bigger than oneself.
Our World-Class Faculty
Thunderbird’s world-renowned professors have extensive hands-on experience in global management, and they’re passionate about sharing their personal insights, proven solutions, and global networks. Where many management school professors teach theory, Thunderbird’s esteemed faculty also teach real-world scenarios drawn from their own experiences. This grounded approach to management education provides students with practical, applicable tools and strategies to succeed in any global business challenge they encounter.