C. Gopinath is a US-based academic.

His educational credentials include a Ph.D. (UMass Amherst), PGDBA (IIMA), MA (Delhi School of Economics) and BA (Madras University). He has previously served on the faculty of the Jindal Global Business School, OP Jindal Global University, Delhi NCR (where he was Dean); Suffolk University, Boston; University of Delaware, Newark; and Vivekananda College, Chennai.

His areas of interest are strategic management, international business and pedagogy. Prior to his academic career, he held executive positions at leading companies.

His research has been published in several academic journals. His books include Globalization: A multidimensional system 3ed. (2018, Edward Elgar) and Strategize! Experiential exercises in strategic management 4ed. (2013, Cengage/ South-Western, with J. Siciliano).