Prof. Rishikesha Krishnan is a Director and Professor of Strategy at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB). He was earlier Director of IIM Indore. Prof. held the Jamuna Raghavan Chair in Entrepreneurship at IIMB from 2007 to 2010. He studied at IIT Kanpur, Stanford University, and IIM Ahmedabad. His main areas of interest are strategy and innovation. He has been listed in the Thinkers50 India list of most influential management thinkers from India.
Apart from academic publications, Prof. Krishnan has written two books: 8 Steps to Innovation: Going from Jugaad to Excellence (co-authored with Vinay Dabholkar) which won the Best Book Award for 2013-14 from the Indian Society for Training & Development and From Jugaad to Systematic Innovation: The Challenge for India.
Prof. Krishnan has also been active in the non-profit space and is a trustee of the Foundation for Excellence (FFE) India Trust. FFE runs one of India’s most extensive scholarship programs for talented yet economically disadvantaged students.
I have been associated with SVP right since it was founded in Bangalore. I took a break when I was away in Indore but got involved again once I returned. I have contributed towards documentation, impact assessment, learning initiatives and networking.