Hitendra Chaturvedi

Professor of Practice
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4706

Biography

Hitendra comes to us after a successful exit from a pioneering reverse logistics start-up in India called GreenDust which he founded where he raised multi-million venture funds from the likes of Kliener Perkins Caufield and Bauer and built a lasting legacy in India. 

A computer engineer from IIT Roorkee with an MS and MBA from US, Hitendra started his career in 1995 working as a consultant for Ernst & Young and then for A.T. Kearney.  Consulting acted as a catalyst to Hitendra’s first start-up experience in through an Austin Venture funded company.  Family reasons dictated a move to Seattle with Microsoft where Hitendra worked in Competitive Strategy, Marketing, and OEM supply chain. 

A celebrated author, Hitendra sits on advisory committees of many start-ups and incubators, guest speaks at numerous universities, and has been widely covered in press and media as a subject matter expert on global supply chain strategy, green/sustainability in supply chain, digitizing traditional supply chains, and reverse logistics.

Hitendra believes that his teaching philosophy is molded in a big part by his zest of life and continuous learning which is demonstrated in the fact that he has found time to fly airplanes, make wine, paint, scuba dive, sku dive, ride motorcycles, travel 75 countries…and most importantly, spend quality time with his family.

Selected Media Coverage

Education

BE, IIT Roorkee, India

MS, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA

MBA, SMU, Dallas, TX

Publications

1. Book: 'Sense and Sustainability' available on amazon here

This book brings a unique perspective on existential challenges our environment faces today. This is not pontification by a professor at a university but I bring to life some very powerful sustainability lessons (fake news and myths misleading common people, lack of standards, sustainability actors sabotaging each other, lack of proper education, and conflicting role of technology) and solutions hidden in my stories and experiences as I take you through my life journey. It is written in a self-deprecating style, and easy read that will resonate with people from all across the world who want a better life for their children but looking for someone to simplify sustainability for them.

2. CAPS White PaperReverse Logistics, 5x5 Formula for Success

 

Courses

Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 300Global Supply Operations
SCM 479Supply Chain Strategy
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 300Global Supply Operations
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 479Supply Chain Strategy
SCM 542Lgstc, Glob, & Econ Developmnt
SCM 587Project Management
SCM 593Applied Project
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 479Supply Chain Strategy
SCM 591Seminar
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 300Global Supply Operations
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 300Global Supply Operations
SCM 542Lgstc, Glob, & Econ Developmnt
SCM 587Project Management
SCM 593Applied Project
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SCM 300Global Supply Operations