Prof. Rishikesha Krishnan has been on the faculty of the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India, since 1996, where he is currently Professor of Strategy. He held the Jamuna Raghavan Chair in Entrepreneurship from 2007 to 2010. He completed a 5-year term as Director of the Indian Institute of Management Indore in December 2018.He was educated at IIT Kanpur, Stanford University and IIM Ahmedabad.
Prof. Krishnan's main areas of interest are strategy and innovation. Some of his recent publications have appeared in MIT Sloan Management Review, Global Strategy Journal and Management International Review. He is listed in the Thinkers50 India list of most influential management thinkers from India. Prof. Krishnan’s book 8 Steps to Innovation: Going from Jugaad to Excellence (co-authored with Vinay Dabholkar) won the Best Book Award for 2013-14 from the Indian Society for Training & Development. His earlier book From Jugaad to Systematic Innovation: The Challenge for India proposed a blueprint for how India can enhance its innovation output.
Prof. Krishnan was a member of the expert committee set up by the Government of India in 2017-18 under the chairmanship of Justice BN Srikrishna to propose a data protection framework for India. He is a member of the board of the Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) and Sundaram Asset Management Company Ltd.