Amit Kakkad

Amit Kakkad
Phone: (619) 260-4219
Office: Mother Rosalie Hill Hall 101F

Strategic Advisor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Catalyzer
Clinical Professor of Operations Management

  • PhD, London Business School, Management Science and Operations
  • MRes, London Business School, Operations Management
  • MBA, Rollins College
  • BS, DD Institute of Technology, Chemical Engineering

Amit Kakkad is a faculty member at the USD School of Business and is a strategic advisor to the USD Entrepreneurship and Innovation Catalyzer. Dr. Kakkad teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in operations management and management science and has previously taught courses in simulation, statistics and operations management at other institutes such as the London School of Economics.

Dr. Kakkad has considerable corporate and startup experience in the United States, United Kingdom and India in industries ranging from oil and gas to chemical production, infrastructure, hospitality and entertainment logistics, telecommunications, financial services and consulting. He frequently engages with industry for research and consulting and is actively involved in San Diego’s entrepreneurial and impact ecosystems. Previously, Dr. Kakkad has served on the boards of three not-for-profit organizations in Europe and is personally passionate about building and supporting an ecosystem for social enterprises. 

Areas of Expertise

Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Impact Entrepreneurship, Environmental, Social, and (Corporate) Governance, Sustainable Social Enterprise, Service Innovation, New Service Design, Customer-Driven Innovation, Service Operations, Service Failure and Recovery