Krishnan G S

Independent Advisor(Novozymes South Asia)

Experienced thought-leader in the Industrial Bio-tech Segment, propagating Sustainable solutions across the SAARC countries with Global market exposure. In-depth knowledge and vast experience in Organisational Strategy, Business development,Leadership development, and General Management capabilities in a Multinational environment.

After a 27 year tenure at Novozymes South Asia Pvt. Ltd, majority of the role as Managing Director and Regional President, Chairman of the Board of the Indian entity and Leadership team. Currently engaged as Independent Director, Consultant/Advisor and leadership mentor across various industrial sectors.

Current activities:
• Consultant - Novozymes South Asia Pvt Ltd,
. Consultant - Novo Holdings A/S - Denmark
. Advisor to a few startups in the Biotech segment in India and abroad,
• Member, CII Bio Energy task force,
• President - ABLE, (Association of Biotech Led Enterprise)
• Member Vision Group on Biotechnology, Government of Karnataka,
• Independent Director for established firms and Mentor for future leaders.

Tenure with Novozymes in leadership roles spanning 27 Years, led the Indian organization’s strategy:
• Achieving consistent double-digit business growth by managing and driving diverse teams;
• Developed the organization from 5 to 625 employees preparing for the future at various stages;
• Establishing shared service center as a viable and efficient off shore activity,
• Set up the R&D facility in India to support local / global innovation
• Successfully set up a Green field Production and Supply chain facility taking into consideration, the long term business opportunity in India.

Passionate about promoting biotechnology across leading bio-tech colleges and institutions in India and encourage young students to pursue higher studies.

A firm believer in the importance of Sustainable Biotech solutions as the only alternative to address climate change challenges.

Active speaker in Biotech/ Bio Energy/ Bio Ag forums as an Industry leader.

Speaker at a conference in the “ECOSOC” at the United Nations propagating SDG of Novozymes.