Harvard Business School Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of Harvard Business School. The list includes people like Ratan Tata, Bill Ackman, Michael Collins, Sunil Bharti Mittal & Jim Lovell. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as leaders, miscellaneous, business people, lawyers & judges and intellectuals & academics etc.
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Ratan Tata
(Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons)
Ratan Tata
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 28, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Surat

Ratan Tata is a well-known Indian industrialist and the former charman of Indian multinational conglomerate Tata Sons. His reign as chairman was marked by acquisitions of iconic global brands, such as Tetley, Jaguar Land Rover and Corus by the Tata Group. Ratan Tata was instrumental in turning Tata Group from a largely India-centrist group into a global business.

 2 
Michael Collins
(NASA Astronaut, Command Module Pilot for Apollo 11 (the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the Moon))
Michael Collins
17
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 31, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Kingdom of Italy
Died: April 28, 2021

Michael Collins is an American astronaut who became the fourth person to perform a spacewalk. He is also the second person to orbit the Moon alone. Collins is best known for flying the Apollo 11 command module Columbia while Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong landed on the Moon. In 1969, Michael Collins was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

 3 
Sal Khan
(The Founder and CEO of 'Khan Academy')
Sal Khan
10
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 11, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Metairie, Louisiana, United States

What began as amateur math tutorials for his cousin later became Sal Khan’s dream project, the online education platform Khan Academy, which now has over 42 million users worldwide. Named to Time 100 in 2012, the American-born Bengali former hedge fund analyst is an MIT and Harvard alumnus.

 4 
L.A. Reid
(Record executive)
L.A. Reid
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
 5 
Peter Palandjian
(American CEO of Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation and Tennis Player)
Peter Palandjian
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 6 
Nuri Şahin
(German Football Manager and Former Football Midfielder)
Nuri Şahin
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lüdenscheid, Germany
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 7 
Wilbur Ross
(Investor)
Wilbur Ross
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 28, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Weehawken, New Jersey, United States
 8 
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
(American Professional Tennis Player)
Bethanie Mattek-Sands
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rochester, Minnesota, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 9 
Robert Louis-Dreyfus
(French Businessman and Chief Executive Officer of 'Adidas')
Robert Louis-Dreyfus
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 4, 2009
 10 
Julie Bishop
(Jurist, Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer)
Julie Bishop
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lobethal

Julie Bishop is an Australian former politician who once served as the Minister for Foreign Affairs. For several years, she was the deputy leader of the Liberal Party. She studied law at the University of Adelaide and worked as a commercial lawyer before venturing into politics. In 2020, she became the first woman chancellor of the Australian National University.  

 11 
Vicente Fox
(62nd President of Mexico (2000 - 2006))
Vicente Fox
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: León, Guanajuato, Mexico

Initially the CEO of Coca-Cola Mexico, Vicente Fox increased the sales of the soft drink in Mexico by 50%. He later focused on politics, joining the National Action Party and leading the country as its president. He has a rare condition called polydactyly, meaning he has 6 toes in both feet.

 12 
Bill Ackman
(CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management)
Bill Ackman
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 11, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York

Bill Ackman is an American hedge fund manager and investor. He is credited with founding the popular hedge fund management company, Pershing Square Capital Management. Also a philanthropist, Ackman has donated millions of dollars to various charitable causes like the Center for Jewish History. In 2006, he founded the Pershing Square Foundation, which supports various sectors like education and healthcare.

 13 
John S. Middleton
(American Businessperson)
John S. Middleton
0
Listed In: Philanthropists
Birthplace: United States
 14 
Michael Mullen
(Naval Officer)
Michael Mullen
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 4, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, United States
 15 
Paul Bremer
(Diplomat)
Paul Bremer
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 30, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
 16 
Dido Harding
(Businesswoman)
Dido Harding
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dorset, England
 17 
Abigail Johnson
(CEO of Fidelity Investments)
Abigail Johnson
8
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 19, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 18 
Timothy C. Draper
(Businessperson)
Timothy C. Draper
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 11, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, U.S.
 19 
Ajay Piramal
(Businessman)
Ajay Piramal
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 3, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bagar, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, India
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 20 
David Pocock
(Australian Politician and Former Professional Rugby Union Player)
David Pocock
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Transvaal, South Africa
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 21 
Glen Taylor
(Entrepreneur)
Glen Taylor
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 20, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Comfrey, Minnesota, United States
 22 
Tagg Romney
(Management Consultant, Businessman and Political Advisor.)
Tagg Romney
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 21, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Provo, Utah Provo, Utah, U.S.

Tagg Romney is an American businessman, management consultant, political advisor, and venture capitalist. Apart from working for major companies, such as Reebok, McKinsey and Co, and Monitor Group, Romney has also worked on his father Mitt Romney's 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. He is also credited with founding Season Perks, a software design company which was subsequently sold.

 23 
Jean-Christophe, Prince Napoleon
(Prince Napoléon)
Jean-Christophe, Prince Napoleon
23
Birthdate: July 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint-Raphaël, Var, France
 24 
Kyriakos Mitsotakis
(Prime Minister of Greece From June 2023)
Kyriakos Mitsotakis
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 4, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Athens, Greece

Kyriakos Mitsotakis is a Greek politician who has been serving as the president of the New Democracy political party since 2016. The current Prime Minister of Greece, Mitsotakis also served as the Minister of Administrative Reform between 2013 and 2015. He is also one of the most controversial leaders, having been associated with the Siemens Greek bribery scandal in 2007.

 25 
Steve Burke
(Businessperson)
Steve Burke
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 14, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: America
 26 
Jeremy Heywood
(Former Civil Servant)
Jeremy Heywood
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 31, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glossop, Derbyshire, England
Died: November 4, 2018
 27 
Dan Lin
(Film producer)
Dan Lin
1
Birthdate: April 8, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
 28 
Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein
(Chief Executive Officer of the LGT Group)
Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St. Gallen, Switzerland
 29 
Jim Balsillie
(Businessperson)
Jim Balsillie
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Seaforth, Ontario
 30 
Ruzwana Bashir
(Businessperson)
Ruzwana Bashir
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Skipton, United Kingdom
 31 
Ernest Shonekan
(Nigerian Statesman and Lawyer Who Served as Interim Head of State of Nigeria)
Ernest Shonekan
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
Died: January 11, 2022

Nigerian statesman and lawyer Chief Ernest Shonekan GCFR, served simultaneously as head of government and head of transitional council under Ibrahim Babangida. Following crisis of Third Republic, the Interim National Government was established with Shonekan as interim Head of State. Shonekan’s largely powerless government was eventually overthrown in the 1993 Nigerian coup d'état led by Defence Minister General Sani Abacha.

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Jeremy Stoppelman
(CEO)
Jeremy Stoppelman
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Arlington County, Virginia, United States
 33 
Grover Norquist
(Advocate)
Grover Norquist
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 19, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sharon, Pennsylvania, USA
 34 
Rishad Premji
(Chairman of 'Wipro')
Rishad Premji
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 9, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mumbai, India

The son of former Wipro chairman Azim Premji, Rishad Premji has now taken over as the new chairperson of the company. Equipped with an MBA from Harvard, he now also serves on the board of the non-profit Azim Premji Foundation. He was also named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

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Stuart Roosa
(NASA Astronaut Who Piloted the Apollo 14 Mission)
Stuart Roosa
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 16, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Durango, Colorado, United States
Died: December 12, 1994

NASA astronaut and USAF pilot Stuart Roosa served as the Command Module Pilot for the 1971 Apollo 14 mission. He had begun his career as a smokejumper for the US Forest Service, before moving on to the USAF. Following his stint at NASA, he worked as an executive for Greek and US businesses.

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Kumar Mahadeva
(Founder and Original Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cognizant Technology Solutions)
Kumar Mahadeva
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
 37 
George Yeo
(Former Singaporean Minister for Foreign Affairs (2004 - 2011))
George Yeo
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Singapore

George Yeo is a Singaporean retired politician best known for his service as the Minister for Foreign Affairs from 12 August 2004 to 20 May 2011. He also held other important ministerial positions, such as the Minister for Trade and Industry, Minister for Health, and Minister for Information and the Arts. Prior to entering politics, Yeo served as a Brigadier-General.

 38 
Bruce Wasserstein
(Banker, Financier, Investment banker)
Bruce Wasserstein
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 25, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: October 14, 2009
 39 
Len Blavatnik
(Founder of Access Industries)
Len Blavatnik
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 14, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Odesa, Ukraine
 40 
Chatri Sityodtong
(Chairman of the ONE Championship)
Chatri Sityodtong
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Thailand
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 41 
Michael Lynton
(American Businessman and Chairman of 'Snap Inc')
Michael Lynton
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 1, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
 42 
Anjali Sud
(CEO of Vimeo)
Anjali Sud
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
 43 
Daniel Vasella
(Swiss medical doctor)
Daniel Vasella
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fribourg, Switzerland
 44 
James Wolfensohn
(9th President of the World Bank Group (1999 - 2005))
James Wolfensohn
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: November 25, 2020

A renowned investment banker and the ninth President of the World Bank, James D. Wolfensohn was also a transformative and hands-on leader and a global champion of human rights.  Beginning his career in investment banking, he worked for several different institutions, before being nominated to the World Bank, shifting the Bank’s commitment back to alleviate poverty and promote social justice.  

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Frank Lorenzo
(Known for His Management of 'Continental Airlines' and 'Texas International Airlines', Between 1972 and 1990)
Frank Lorenzo
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: United States
 46 
Jennifer Hyman
(CEO of Rent the Runway)
Jennifer Hyman
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: United States
 47 
Peter Lougheed
(Politician, Lawyer)
Peter Lougheed
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Calgary
Died: September 13, 2012
 48 
Louis V. Gerstner Jr.
(Businessman)
Louis V. Gerstner Jr.
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mineola, New York, United States
 49 
Jason Kilar
(Businessperson)
Jason Kilar
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
 50 
Demet Mutlu
(Business women)
Demet Mutlu
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, United States
A degree in management from a good university really helps quite a bit in shaping one’s career. Thus, many aspiring entrepreneurs consider the prestigious Harvard Business School to pursue their studies. Situated in Boston, Massachusetts, this business school is considered one of the top institutions in the whole world. According to a 2016 list published by American media giant ‘U.S News & World Report’, the ‘Harvard Business School’ is the best institution in the whole of United States to pursue a degree in management and was also ranked 1. Apart from its state of the art infrastructure and impressive faculty, the ‘Harvard Business School’ is also famous for its notable alumni. Former American President George W Bush, Renowned Academician and economist Michael Porter, noted television personality Tyra Banks, filmmaker and U.S President Donald Trump’s chief advisor Stephen K Bannon are a few former students. Bush’s time at Harvard probably played a vital role in enhancing his personality and introducing some remarkable economic reforms for the betterment of the United States during his tenure as the president. Tyra Banks has been in the news for her glamor quotient and bringing about a revolution of sorts in the world fashion scene. Harvard alumnus Stephen K Bannon has become one of the most influential men in the United States today and is a person thousands of people from around the globe look up to. Here’s a list of noteworthy celebrities who once studied at the Harvard Business School and are now making waves for their outstanding accomplishments.