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SSN Incubation Foundation – Appoints Chandran Krishnan As The Chief Executive Officer
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. Act, 2013.
The main objective of the SSN Incubation Foundation is to promote innovation and entrepreneurship by translating technology ideas and innovation of science and engineering 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.
Welcoming Mr. Chandran, Dr. Kala Vijayakumar, Director, SSN Incubation Foundation said, “Since inception, SSN iFound is known to support budding entrepreneurs from concept-to-market byproviding 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 and I am delighted to welcome him.” Looking ahead to his new role, Chandran Krishnan, CEO, 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 organisations 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.”