S.P. Kothari is the Gordon Y Billard Professor of Management, a Professor of Accounting, and Deputy Dean at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Prior to joining BGI, Kothari was Deputy Dean at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and earlier he was Head of the Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting at the MIT Sloan School of Management. In 2005–06, he was Thomas Henry Carroll-Ford Visiting Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.
He is an expert on economic policy issues in India, and has written numerous opinion-page editorials in The Economic Times. He served on the board of directors of Vicarious Visions from 1998 to 2004, and he is a senior consultant with Charles River Associates, a business economics and litigation support consulting firm. He has consulted with many large corporations, including leading U.S. and international banks and asset management companies, Australian television broadcast corporations, U.S. steel companies, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the U.S. Department of Justice. Kothari has been the chairman of his undergraduate alma mater alumni association, BITSAA International, for the past five years.