Krishnan Naganathan



Based in Chennai, India


Krishnan have 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. These skills have been honed during a career spent at organizations such as Ford, Castrol/BP, Ashok Leyland and Jindal. During his consulting career at Valcon and ECS Limited (now PwC), Krishnan have 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.

As the CEO and founder partner of Valcon in India, Krishnan have led the globalization effort of Valcon. Over 8 years, he had helped Valcon establish itself as a substantial consulting organization in India. Krishnan had managed to attract among the best talent from the industry and grow the organization to 30 people at its peak, spread across 4 offices and covering 2 significant service lines of Operations Improvement and Strategy & Markets.

During a consulting career spanning 13 years, Krishnan have led and delivered a number of transformation projects in the areas of business excellence, operations transformation, sales excellence and NPD.

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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