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SSN Incubation Foundation appoints Chandran Krishnan as the Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Chandran brings with him more than 40 years of experience.

Act, 2013. SSN Incubation Foundation announced the appointment of Mr. Chandran Krishnan as the Chief Executive Officer.

Located in the SSN campus on Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), Chennai, SSN Incubation Foundation, acronymed SSN iFound, was launched in February 2020 as a Section 8, not-for-profit entity incorporated under the Companies.

The main objective of the SSN Incubation Foundation is to promote innovation and entrepreneurship by translating technology ideas and science and engineering innovation into products and services.

SSN College of Engineering and Shiv Nadar University Chennai are the institutions partnering with the Foundation for various initiatives across disciplines.

Mr. Chandran brings with him more than 40 years of experience in India and overseas across multiple domains, including manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, IT-enabled Services, and start-up ecosystem.

He is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from IIT, Madras, in 1981, with a post-graduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta, in 1984.

With strong analytical and strategic skills and a good acumen for finance and business, the former CEO of The Chennai Angels (a leading angel network that funds start-ups in India and overseas), has also had the opportunity to work closely with leading industry conglomerates like HCL Technologies, Reliance Life, Hindustan Motors, and Ashok Leyland Finance, among others.

“Since its inception, SSN iFound has been known to support budding entrepreneurs from concept to market by providing them with the right platform to launch their start-up dreams. As we continue to elevate SSN iFound as one of the preferred destinations for those with entrepreneurial aspirations, I am confident that Mr Chandran is the perfect fit to lead SSN iFound. I am delighted to welcome him.”

Dr. Kala Vijayakumar, Director, SSN Incubation Foundation said,

“I am happy to be associated with a foundation that aspires to become a leader in the incubation space by promoting young entrepreneurs in emerging sectors. SSN iFound seeks to facilitate building the organizations of tomorrow by providing them with the right mentorship and guidance today. This will enable start-ups to evolve into successful sustainable business houses of global stature and impact in the near future. I am looking forward to working with those who share our vision and will strive to push the frontiers of knowledge in a multidisciplinary environment.”

Chandran Krishnan, CEO SSN Incubation Foundation, said,

About Shiv Nadar Foundation

Shiv Nadar, Founder of HCL, a US$11.8 billion leading global technology firm, founded the Foundation in 1994 with the goal of creating a more equal, merit-based society by empowering individuals via transformational education and bridging the socioeconomic divide.

Nearly the last 27 years, the Foundation’s hallmark institutions in literacy, K12, and higher education have directly impacted the lives of over 36,000 alumni and students.

The Foundation now boasts approximately 100,000 stakeholders, including widely dispersed alumni and students, faculty members, corporate leaders, and extended relatives.

Over US$1.1 billion has been invested in the Foundation’s seven major institutions and activities in education and art. The Foundation currently has close to 14,000 students, over 2,000 academic members, and a global alumni community of over 22,000 people.
Students from the Foundation have gone on to study at some of the best schools in the world, including the Ivy League in the United States and leading universities in Australia, Singapore, China, and the United Kingdom.
Students are also working at big corporations such as Goldman Sachs, Honda, HP, Schindler, and others in India and worldwide.
The Foundation institutions’ faculty are selected from the greatest Indian and international universities, with a strong emphasis on research and innovation.
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