Mohanbir Sawhney (born 1963) is a noted management consultant, author and academic. He is the McCormick Tribune Professor of Technology at the Kellogg School of Management. He is an adviser to several large organizations on e-commerce strategies.

Personal life and education

Sawhney was born in West Bengal, India.

He holds a Ph.D. in marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania ; an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta ; and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

Sawhney has one cat named Mr. Spot.


Sawhney is a professor at Northwestern University. He became popular after publishing a seminal article, Lets get vertical published in Business 2.0 Magazine.

He co-authored Innovation capitalist, an innovation intermediary.

He gives talks around the world, advising companies on their online strategies.