Vasant P. Gandhi is Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA). He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (MBA) from IIM Ahmedabad, and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from GB Pant University, Pantnagar. He is Chairman of IIMA's Centre for Management in Agriculture, has been on the Board of IIMA, and the founder Chairman of IIMA's Post Graduate Programme in Agri-Business Management which is currently ranked no.1 in the world. Professor Gandhi has worked with the World Bank and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, and at the grassroots level in India. He has been Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney, and the James Cook University in Australia. A well-known economist and management expert, he has been consultant & advisor to numerous organizations and is on the Boards of a number of companies. He has researched and published extensively in the domain of agriculture and food and has been Chairman or member of the Editorial Boards of a number of national and international journals.