Krishnan Naganathan


Based in Chennai, India


Krishnan has over 25 years of varied industry experience spanning steel, automotive, FMCG and business consulting. His functional expertise includes operations excellence, supply chain, strategy development and execution as well as product development. Prior to consulting he has worked for more than a decade at organizations such as Ford, Castrol/BP, Ashok Leyland and Jindal. In his consulting career, he has worked with both MNC’s, such as FLSmidth, Novozymes, Odense Steel shipyard, Castrol, as well as Indian companies such as TAFE, Kansai Nerolac paints, TVS group, Ramco Industries, HNGI, Murugappa Group, Maini group etc.

Krishnan works with organizations in managing business transformation, managing Innovation, establishing a robust break through thinking environment and process and aligning the organization to customer centricity, while maintaining efficiency.

As a highly skilled operations professional, Krishnan creates value for his clients by helping the senior management team improve performance of the organization through

  • Managing business transformation
  • Managing Innovation
  • Establishing a robust break through thinking environment and process
  • Aligning the organization to customer centricity, while maintaining efficiency
Areas of expertise
  • Innovation management
  • Operational performance improvement (manufacturing & service domains) using methods such as Lean, TPM, Six Sigma
  • Supply chain and procurement transformations / improvements
  • Enterprise cost reduction
  • Sales and distribution process excellence
  • Business strategy development & deployment
  • Performance management system
  • Quality management
  • Leadership coaching
Industry expertise
  • Automotive & auto component industry
  • Consumer & industrial products
  • FMCG
  • EPC
  • Quality management across discrete & continuous process industry

BE (1985 – 89) PSG College of Technology

MS (1990 – 93) Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore


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