Jayant Krishna

Jayant Krishna is Principal Consultant & Regional Head, Tata Consultancy Services and heads delivery operations for TCS’ specific clients in the US, Europe, Africa and India based at a designated global delivery location in India. Till recently, he was the Regional Director, Life Sciences and Heathcare, Europe. Earlier, Jayant was Regional Director in TCS’ UK & Ireland geography based in London and was responsible for TCS’ business in three key verticals. Prior to this, Jayant also worked as TCS’ Global Relationship Manager for one of TCS’ top 5 accounts.

Passionate about improving the employability of Indian students for the country to reap demographic dividends, Jayant works on skill development with Mr S Ramadorai, Chairman, NSDA & NSDC. Jayant co-chairs the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)’s Northern Regional Committee on Skill and Education and is also a member of their National Committee on Skill Development. Jayant has also been the Convener of Planning Commission’s Task Force on Enhancing Employability in India’s Education & Skilling Sectors and had recommended some far reaching interventions.

Jayant has published papers in a few Indian and foreign journals; as well as articles in The Economic Times and Business Standard. He has featured in CNBC, NDTV Profit and Times Now TV channels as an expert panellist. He has also delivered keynote addresses at several conferences and convocation speeches at a few campuses. Widely travelled to 60 countries worldwide, he has also led Indian delegations abroad for bodies such as CII.

Jayant has also been a British Chevening Scholar at the University of Leeds, UK. He loves sharing his experience with youngsters, an aspiration he fulfils as an Adjunct Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. He also undertakes advocacy for skilling youth at the bottom of the pyramid and propels the adult literacy programme for illiterate Indians. In his personal capacity, Jayant supports a few initiatives for rejuvenation of cultural heritage in his region.