Awarded biennially, the prize is intended to advance the understanding of empathy and its consequences. The prize will be awarded to a Kellogg faculty member who has conducted novel research that advances analytical and rigorous critical thinking about human empathy, understanding and trust. In addition, the prize will also recognize a Kellogg alum
We would like to congratulate the 2023 prize recipients:
Anant Goenka ’07 MBA is vice chairman of conglomerate RPG Group and CEAT, one of India’s leading tire manufacturers. Anant demonstrates the qualities of a Kellogg leader. He leads with empathy while driving innovation and excellence. As CEO, he guided CEAT through a transformative 10-year period in which it implemented Total Quality Management and received the Deming Grand Prize, one of the foremost quality awards in the world. CEAT was also recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Lighthouse Factory for adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies. During Anant’s tenure, the market capitalization of CEAT grew over 20X, from $44 million to over $1 billion. Anant and his team defined and implemented company values including customer obsession, agility, empowerment and caring for people. The commitment to values made the organization earn a reputation as one of the greatest places to work in India. Additionally, Anant has been instrumental in CEAT’s work toward halving its carbon footprint by 2030 and blazing a trail to address gender imbalance in the workforce—women now comprise a large share in the factories that were traditionally dominated by men.
To learn more about Anant, watch Kellogg’s "Conversations with Kellogg Leaders" interview with him.
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For the alumni winner, Kellogg collected nominations from the alumni community. A small committee from the school then selected a recipient.
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