Krishna B. Venkateshiah, Ph.D.

Dr. Krishna Venkateshiah has over 20 years’ experience in the corporate sector including 5 years as the CEO of a conglomerate, and 18 years’ experience as an academic leader and distinguished professor of strategy and international business.

Krishna has a bachelor’s degree in engineering, a master’s degree in systems, a master’s degree in business administration, and two doctoral degrees – one in project management and the second in strategy.

Starting his career with a conglomerate with 32 business units, Krishna has successfully delivered exemplary results in marketing, quality, and strategy. He has been trained in Japan on quality methods, in Germany on manufacturing technologies, and in the USA on strategy.

He has led two business units to the Deming Award in quality, and the company of which he was the CEO to the No.1 position in its category. Krishna was deputed in 1998 to lead a start-up business school. Within 10 years he led the school to the 6th position among B-Schools in India and the first international accreditation.

The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), USA has honored him with the “Education Leader of the Year” and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), USA has honored him with the Teaching Excellence Award. The American Society for Quality (ASQ), USA has awarded Krishna two awards of distinction. Krishna has undergone advanced training in Business Intelligence, Analytics, and Knowledge Management at SAS Institute, USA.

He has conducted over 50 executive training programs for CxOs including 10 for Fortune 100 Companies.