Professor Kishore Gopalakrishna Pillai currently serves as Professor & Associate Dean, School of Business & Departments of Management, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Professor Kishore holds a Ph. D. from Florida State University and an MBA from IIM Calcutta. Previously, he held academic positions in several leading British universities, including full professorial appointments at the Bradford University School of Management and the Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia. His research focus is on consumer knowledge, social networks and retailing. His papers have been published in leading journals such as the Journal of Retailing, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of Product Innovation Management, British Journal of Management, Journal of Business Research, etc. He is on the editorial boards of Journal of Business Research & Industrial Marketing Management. His research has attracted funding from the British Academy. He has edited special issues of journals, chaired several conference tracks and given keynote/plenary speeches at international conferences. Prior to his academic career, Kishore served in the industry and has been a senior project manager with TNS India and the Market Analyst at Arvind Brands Limited.