Prof. Rishikesha Krishnan

DIRECTOR, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

Prof. Rishikesha is the director of IIM Bangalore since July 2020 and has been a professor for 25 years. His main areas of interest and expertise are strategy and innovation. 

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE 

Director and Professor of Strategy, IIM Indore. (2014-2018)

Visiting Fellow at Indian School of Business(ISB) Hyderabad. (2011-12) 

Jamuna Raghavan Chair Professor of Entrepreneurship at IIMB. (2007-2010)

Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania. (2008)

AWARDS / RECOGNITION • 

Change Maestro and Institution Builder of the Year from Industry Academia Conference, January 2019 • 

Illustrious DAVian Award from DAV Senior Secondary School, Chennai, 2019

Bharat Asmita Acharya Shreshtha Award from MIT Group of Institutions, 2017

Thinkers50 India List 2013, 2015 

Dewang Mehta Award for Best Teacher in Strategic Management, 2010

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK: FROM JUGAAD TO SYSTEMATIC INNOVATION 

Prof. Rishi’s book,  "From Jugaad to Systematic Innovation: The Challenge for India," published in February 2010, identified the challenges faced by India in enhancing industrial innovation and proposed an agenda to enhance innovation output. The book received ‘Best Book Award’(2013-14) from the Indian Society for Training & Development .

ALMA MATER 

M.Sc Physics, IIT Kanpur 

MS, Engineering Economic Systems  Stanford University

Fellow, Management, IIM Ahmedabad 

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