Founder & CEO Anklesaria Group, Inc.; Founder, Institute of Supply Excellence and Innovation, UC San Diego; Professor; Author
Jimmy Anklesaria, F.C.A., LL.B., founded the Anklesaria Group, Inc. in 1989. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a law degree and an MBA. Mr. Anklesaria is the author of Supply Chain Cost Management: The AIM & DRIVE® Process for Achieving Extraordinary Results (AMACOM, 2007) and is co-author of Zero Base Pricing™: Achieving World-Class Competitiveness Through Reduced All-In-Cost with David N. Burt and Warren E. Norquist. Mr. Anklesaria holds the international service mark for the AIM & DRIVE® process. He has published several articles and cases in leading purchasing and financial journals and texts in the United States and abroad.
One of the world’s most sought-after speakers on cost management, Jimmy has positively influenced the procurement transformation process at numerous Fortune 500 companies resulting in cost savings of several billions of dollars. He has a unique ability to provide practical solutions to complex business problems and has been the keynote speaker and workshop leader for a number of organizations and companies. Mr. Anklesaria is a mentor to several Chief Procurement Officers and others in the profession.
Education and philanthropy are two of Jimmy’s passions. Since 1985, he has taught graduate and undergraduate level courses in Strategic Cost Management, Finance and Investments at the University of San Diego, where he was named Outstanding Professor of the Year. He has also lectured in Strategic Cost Management at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago, Michigan State University, University of Southern California and Arizona State University. Mr. Anklesaria currently teaches a graduate course in Supply Chain Management at the Rady School of Management, University of California, San Diego. In 2017, Jimmy established an endowed Chair for Supply Chain Management at the Rady School of Management, UCSD and founded the Institute of Supply Excellence and Innovation at the same school. He is the President of the Anklesaria Family Foundation and is dedicated to furthering the profession through scholarships and endowments.