Sanjyot P. Dunung CEO and Founder, Atma Global; Professor of Practice, Thunderbird School of Global Management
Sanjyot Dunung is CEO and founder of Atma Global, a leading-edge developer of innovative learning content and solutions, focusing on countries, cultures, and global business topics. The firm’s mission is to develop best-of-class, engaging learning solutions and products to help people of all ages understand and successfully interact with people from other cultures. Atma Insights, a digital streaming service, enables users to access essential culture, country, and global business learning videos. The firm’s Cultural Advisory Services provides thought leadership and assists institutions in understanding the impact of culture on their global business operations and objectives.
Sanjyot is a recognized leader in the field of cross-cultural learning and has extensive experience in developing innovative multimedia learning and content solutions. Sanjyot also periodically authors articles on international business and entrepreneurship. She has appeared on CNBC-TV, CNN International, Bloomberg TV, and various radio programs and is often a guest speaker at conferences and seminars addressing international business, global cultures, and entrepreneurship.
Sanjyot has written sixteen books including International Business: Opportunities and Challenges in a Flattening World (FlatWorld); Global Business Management (FlatWorld); Straight Talk About Starting and Growing Your Own Business (McGraw Hill); and Doing Business in Asia: The Complete Guides (Simon & Schuster). Sanjyot began her career as a banker in New York with American and Japanese banks.
Sanjyot serves as the co-chair and mentor for Afghan women entrepreneurs through Project Artemis. Her first young-adult novel, Maddie & Sayara (Full Circle Media), explores the diverging paths of young girls around the world. Sanjyot is on the board of the Vote Mama Foundation, focused on removing legal, structural, and cultural barriers for working mothers, enabling them to run for elected office at every level of government. Sanjyot was selected as a Protégé member of the Committee of 200. She also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Committee for UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund).
Sanjyot’s academic history includes a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA with an emphasis in International Finance from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management. She is a recipient of the school’s Distinguished Alumni Award and serves on the Thunderbird TGAN Advisory Board. Sanjyot was born in India and raised in Liverpool, England, and Chicago, USA. She now lives in New York with her three sons.