Pankaj Ghemawat's keynote speeches typically focus on global economic conditions, a topic which also figures prominently in his work as an author. Currently, Ghemawat is the Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy at IESE Business School. Prior to this position, he was a faculty member for 25 years at the Harvard Business School. In 1991, he became the youngest in Harvard's history to become a full professor. Ghemawat continued to show great potential at a relatively young age when The Economist named him in 2008's guide to the greatest management thinkers of all time. He was the youngest to receive this honor as well.
Ghemawat's latest book is World 3.0, which was released in May 2011. Other publications authored by Ghemawat include Commitment, Games Businesses Play, Strategy and the Business Landscape and Redefining Global Strategy.
Relative to his work on globalization, which he touches on throughout his keynotes, Ghemawat created the DHL Global Connectedness Index 2012. The index was praised by the Director General of the World Trade Organization, Pascal Lamy. He said it "offers a compelling argument, based on a methodologically robust analysis, of why increased global and regional inter-connectedness and openness is the more prudent policy path.”