Dr. Farok J. Contractor is a Distinguished Professor in the Management and Global Business department at Rutgers Business School. During 2020 – 2022 he is serving on the Board of the Academy of International Business as President Elect (2020) and President (2021-22). He has also taught at the Wharton School, Copenhagen Business School, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Nanyang Technological University, Indian Institutes of Management (IIM-A, B, C), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, XLRI (India), Lubin School of Business, Theseus, EDHEC and conducted executive seminars in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia.
He is a graduate of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he received his Ph.D. (Managerial Science and Applied Economics) and MBA, and the University of Michigan, where he received an M.S. in Industrial Engineering.
Dr. Contractor has written over a hundred and fifty scholarly papers on these topics, and ten authored or edited books. He has chaired or been on the supervisory committees of 19 doctoral dissertations.
He is the current President of the Academy of International Business (AIB) . He has also held other term fellowships such as the Fulbright Fellowship and Unilever Fellowship. Before his academic career, Prof. Contractor was an executive with the international arm of the Tata Group of Companies, an India-based multinational group.