Srikrishna Sridhar Murthy (Krishna) is the Founder and CEO of Sattva and is responsible for the overall growth and strategic direction of the company. Over the last few years, Krishna has been working with the senior management of leading non-profits, social enterprises, corporate and funders to make their social impact initiatives sustainable and scalable. Before starting Sattva, Krishna was a Founding Member and Partner at Longhouse Consulting, an Executive Search firm focused on the venture capital and startup ecosystem of India. As part of Longhouse, Krishna helped many fast growing companies in India to design their organizations and build their leadership teams in emerging sectors like e-commerce, mobile and clean technology. Krishna started his career in 2002 as an early member of the Dell R&D’s India operations and was involved in leading global product development teams in the enterprise server and storage business of Dell. Krishna was also part of the core-team that led Dell’s CSR initiatives across the Indian operations of the company.
Krishna has worked with multiple social organizations over the last 15 years and has served on the Advisory Boards of Dream a Dream, a leading Indian non-profit and Hua-Dan, a social enterprise in China. Krishna holds a B.E (Hons) in Computer Science from BITS, Pilani and an MBA from INSEAD Business School with a focus on entrepreneurship and social innovation. Krishna is a visiting faculty at IIM-Kolkata on the topic of “Entrepreneurship in NGOs”.