Prof. Dr. Krish Sankaran is the Founding Director of the Radical Innovations Group.
Sankaran, a Swiss national, has lived and worked in eight countries in three continents. He has visiting professorships in ETH Zurich, Switzerland and the Indian Institute of Technology – IIT Bombay, India. He is the Founder-CEO of a Swiss-based R&D venture named Prajñālaya (in Sanskrit meaning the Temple of Energy). He works in the domain of energy technologies and energy business innovations. Particularly, he has been active in the areas of energy harvesting, conversion, and storage, energy modelling and developing energy and infrastructure public private partnerships.
Sankaran has worked in three different sectors: business, government, and academia. He was the Head of Knowledge Partnerships and Business Sector Engagement at the World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerland and a Global Leadership Fellow. He has worked for energy and infrastructure companies ABB, Alstom and Swissmetal and for the European Commission.
Sankaran received doctorate degree in engineering sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He also has an executive master degree in organizational leadership jointly from the Wharton School, Columbia University, INSEAD, and London Business School in collaboration with the World Economic Forum.