Chandrika

Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon is a business leader, Grammy-nominated artist and humanitarian.

A former partner at McKinsey and Company, Ms. Tandon chairs her advisory firm, Tandon Capital Associates, which focuses on measurable transformation of institutions to excellence. She has worked with over 40 companies globally, with projects involving major financial and operational restructuring, global and domestic strategy, organizational redesign, core process/performance improvement and broad-based culture change. She chairs the Krishnamurthy Tandon Foundation, which supports women, education and the arts; and Soul Chants Music, a music production company.

Ms. Tandon is Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of New York University and Chairman of the NYU President’s Global Council. She is also Chairman of the Board of NYU Tandon School of Engineering, a member of the Board of Overseers of the NYU Stern Business School, and the Board of Trustees of the NYU Langone Medical System. She chairs the NYU Committee on Global Initiatives and the Compensation Committee at the Langone Medical School. She serves on the boards of several NYU committees, including Executive, Nominating, Academic Affairs, Technology and Online Education and Technology Committee.

Ms. Tandon has received numerous awards for her integrity and leadership, including the Gallatin Medal, New York University’s highest honor for outstanding contributions to society; the Walter Nichols Medal, for representing the highest ideals of business, service and integrity from NYU Stern; and the Polytechnic Medal recognizing her efforts for science and engineering. She was also inducted as a Sterling Fellow at Yale and to the Harold Acton Society of NYU in recognition of her efforts on behalf of higher education. Additionally she was named an Inaugural Distinguished Alumnus of both the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and Madras Christian College - her two alma maters. She is a sought after speaker on topics of business and life, in corporate conferences, including Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit.

At the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Ms. Tandon serves on the Board of Directors and chairs the Global Initiatives and the Audience Development committees, at the same time being a member of the Executive and New Ventures committees. She is a member of the President’s Council on International Activities of Yale University; and the President’s Advisory Council of the Berklee College of Music, where Tandon Global Clinics have been established.

Ms. Tandon is a Grammy nominated artist. A world-class producer, composer, and singer, she has also been recognized as one of Billboard’s Top 40 Women in Music. Trained by masters in Hindustani, Carnatic, South American and Jazz traditions, her multiple albums have topped world music charts and garnered great acclaim. Her “limpid, serene voice” – as the New York Times describes it - has been heard at major venues around the world, including Lincoln Center; the Smithsonian; Olympiastadion, Berlin; Cathedral of Saint John the Divine; and the 2016 World Culture Festival in New Delhi – supporting efforts towards peace and harmony.