Dr Navneet Agnihotri

Dr Navneet Agnihotri


I am the Director for MSc in Management Consulting programme at Leeds University Business School.

Before pursuing an academic career, I held positions of responsibility in the corporate sector performing both consulting/advisory and senior managerial roles. I worked extensively for global corporations in diverse sectors including energy & utility, financial services, and management consultancy. The latest position I held was with EY in the People and Organisation practice (EMEIA region). I have wide-ranging experience in the area of talent management, organisational development, strategic human resource management, and human capital consulting.

I apply my organisational knowledge and experience in the learning, teaching, and research context, that connects both my academic and professional practice. The key motivation in my academic practice is to take the everyday experiences of work seriously and bring together multi-disciplinary research in this area to illuminate the nuances and challenges practitioners experience.  


  • Director - MSc in Management Consulting programme

Research interests

My research interests include critical exploration of the experiences of professionals and managers in organisations. I am particularly interested in the sensemaking and identity work of knowledge workers. Currently, I am also interested in how digitalisation is influencing/changing the nature of professional work and shaping its future. 

I have applied various qualitative methods (like phenomenological inquiry, action inquiry, and life history methodology) in my research and remain interested in combining/experimenting with different methods in my ongoing research.

Topics of Research Interest

•    Experience of professionals and managers
•    Elite identification of management consultants
•    Relational and reflexive practice
•    Digitalisation and future of professional work
•    Organisational change and leadership
•    Qualitative and biographical research 


  • PhD in Management, University of Leeds, UK
  • MSc in Organisation Consulting, Ashridge Business School, UK
  • MA Human Resource and Organisational Development, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), University of Delhi, India

Professional memberships

  • Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), UK
  • Certified Assessor, European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Business Excellence Award
  • Member, International Sociological Association (ISA)

Student education

I mainly teach courses at the masters level, specifically on the MSc in Management Consulting degree programme. I also facilitate a management consulting module for professionals at the post-experience level (EMBA). 
I actively collaborate with external organisations in supporting student dissertations and consulting projects.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change