Sushil is Abdulaziz Alsagar Chair Professor (Professor of Strategic, Flexible Systems and Technology Management), and Chair, Strategic Management Group at the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He has served as Visiting Professor and delivered seminars in many leading universities, such as University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, among others. He is an active researcher and has supervised more than 50 doctoral dissertations. He has eighteen books to his credit in the areas of Flexibility, Strategy, Systems Thinking, and Technology Management and over 250 papers in various refereed journals and conferences. He is the Founder Editor-in-chief of Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management and serving on the Editorial Boards of leading international journals. He is the Editor of Book Series on Flexible Systems Management published by Springer.
He has pioneered the area of ‘Flexible Systems Management’ and made original contributions to the field of knowledge in the form of interpretive approaches in management such as SAP-LAP models/linkages, Total Interpretive Structural Modelling, and Interpretive Ranking Process. He has evolved the concept and framework of ‘Flowing Stream Strategy’ as strategic flexibility to manage continuity and change. He has also provided mantras for continuous organisational vitalisation (LIFE), and models for strategic performance management (Flexible Strategy Game-card), sustainable enterprise (Star Model) and strategy execution (4A’s Model).
Currently he is serving as Independent Director on the Boards of RINL, HSCC, and River Engineering. He has acted as consultant to both governmental and industrial organisations; a few representative ones are Ford Foundation, APCTT, UN, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Wipro Infotech, LG Electronics, Rockwell International, Tata Consultancy Services, James Martin & Co., Gas Authority of India Ltd., Sona Koyo Steering Systems, and NBCC. He is the Founder President of the professional body, ‘Global Institute of Flexible Systems Management’.