Jayant Krishna

Senior Fellow (Non-Resident), Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies
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Jayant Krishna

Jayant Krishna is a non-resident senior fellow with the Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Mr. Krishna led key initiatives of the Indian prime minister's Skill India mission as CEO, COO, and executive director of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). As the first Indian group CEO of the UK India Business Council (UKIBC), he strengthened bilateral economic ties between India and the United Kingdom. He was the founding CEO of the Foundation for Advancing Science and Technology (FAST India) and is currently a distinguished fellow. He was also executive director of public policy at the U.S. nonprofit Wadhwani Foundation. Mr. Krishna worked with the Tata group, India’s largest conglomerate, for over two decades, and held various global leadership roles at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), including director of life sciences and healthcare, regional director for the United Kingdom and Ireland, and global delivery center head. He has also executed management consulting interventions funded by various international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) and governments. Mr. Krishna championed apprenticeship reforms in India, leading to the Apprentices (Amendment) Act of 2014. He is a fellow of the All India Management Association and the Computer Society of India and serves on various boards. A British Chevening scholar, he taught at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur and received the A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award for Innovation in Governance. He has published in several reputed journals and is a frequent commentator on TV channels.