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Anil Gaba

Professor of Decision Sciences


Anil Gaba is the ORPAR Chaired Professor of Risk Management and Professor of Decision Sciences at INSEAD. He is also the Academic Director of Centre on Decision Making and Risk Analysis at INSEAD. He was Dean of Faculty INSEAD in 2006-2009, and Dean of Faculty and Research INSEAD Asia Campus in 2002-2006. He was part of the pioneer faculty group from the Europe Campus for the establishment of the INSEAD Asia Campus in Singapore.

His research is in the area of assessment and use of subjective information, and analysis of decisions under risk and uncertainty. His research has appeared in several academic journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, Marketing Science, International Journal of Forecasting, and Journal of Risk and Uncertainty. He is a co-author (with S. Makridakis and R. Hogarth) of a book Dance with Chance: Making Luck Work For You.

He teaches courses in the MBA, Ph.D., and Executive programs at INSEAD. He also co-directs the International Directors Program (for board directors). He has won the Outstanding Teacher Award INSEAD MBA Core Course (Uncertainty, Data, and Judgment) fourteen times.

He is a regular consultant and keynote speaker at various multinationals and conferences in areas of judgments, decision making, and risk management. A representative list of his past clients include: Resource Capital Funds, Netflix, BHP Billiton, IPSOS, OC&C Strategy Consultants, Novo, Pacific Basin, Prudential, Fidelity, HSBC, BlackRock, Citibank, Franklin Templeton, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, CLSA and its various clients in asset management industry (US, UK, Denmark, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Malaysia). He has been a keynote speaker at plenary sessions of various CLSA Investors Forum (Hong Kong, Tokyo, Las Vegas) and CFA Institute Conferences (Melbourne, Dubai, Bangkok, Mumbai, Hong Kong). He has been an invited speaker at various World Economic Forum events (including Davos 2010).

He received his Ph.D. in Decision Sciences at Duke University in the United States, and B.A. (Hons) in Economics at St. Stephens College, New Delhi, India.

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Intelligent Boards Know Their Limits

Alan Zeller, Anil Gaba & Ludo Van der Heyden

Understanding mental biases and the extent of their own knowledge can help board directors make effective decisions.


Question the Consensus of Experts

If forecasters are too closely linked, less information can be gleaned from their opinions and decision-makers are more likely to make costly mistakes.