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A senior banking professional with specialization in Credit and Enterprise Risk Management, C Krishnan joined IFMR in 2013 as ‘Advisor and Consultant - Banking & Financial Services’. He initiated and headed the BFSI initiative, besides teaching ‘Modern Bank Management’ for the 2nd year MBA students and handling sessions at Management Development Programmes for Banks, Financial Institutions and Corporates.

C Krishnan had previously spent 23 years with the ANZ Banking Group in Corporate and SME lending, Risk Management and was also the Country Head of the Bank’s Retail Lending Operations in India. He has also held senior management positions in various banks in India, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar. The last full time position that he held until 2013 was 'General Manager & Senior Head-Enterprise Risk Management', Gulf Bank, Kuwait. He also held brief stints as ‘Head - Risk Management’ in the Banking & Financial Services Industry (BFSI) vertical at Tata Consultancy Services and Principal Consultant at Aptivaa Consulting Company, a specialized banking risk management company.

Currently he is the Director, Financial Aid and Senior Advisor, IFMR GSB at Krea University. C Krishnan has also been on the Indian Bank’s Apex Training Advisory Committee for a number of years.

Courses Taught at IFMR GSB

Modern Bank Management

Current Research Interests

Risk Management in Financial Institutions



Other Professional Information

Attended several certification courses in advanced banking-related topics in India, UK and Australia.