Krishnaswamy Sankaran

Radical Innovations Group - RIG

Dr. Krishnaswamy Sankaran is the CEO of Radical Innovations Group (www.rigv.fi) working in the domain of energy technologies and energy business development. He has worked in all three sectors - government, civil and private - including the European Commission, World Economic Forum, ABB, Alstom. His past industrial engagements include senior management roles in business development and operations (50-60 Million EUR revenue) with profit and loss responsibilities in 8 countries and 3 continents. During 2011-2014, he was the Head of the Business Sector and Knowledge Partnerships at the World Economic Forum (WEF) and he was also selected as a Global Leadership Fellow. At the WEF, he advised governments on various public policy and governance challenges in energy and infrastructure sectors. He had guest professorships at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland and the Indian Institute of Technology - IIT Bombay, India. He received a doctorate degree in engineering science from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, masters degree in engineering from University of Karlsruhe (TH), Germany, and an executive masters in organizational development and leadership jointly from the Wharton School, Columbia University, INSEAD, and London Business School in collaboration with the World Economic Forum. He has several years of training in Advaita Vedanta.