“Immersive Alum Walks”: T Krishna Kumar, PGP 1983
The Alumni Office hosted T. Krishnakumar, PGP 1983, President & CEO of Coca-Cola India, as a part of its Immersive Alum Walks initiative on March 21, 2019.
T. Krishnakumar is the President & CEO of Coca-Cola India and South West Asia business unit. In his current role, he leads the company’s business and operations across India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka. He has more than thirty years of work experience spanning marketing, sales and distribution, supply chain and general management. He has worked across different geographies including APAC, Middle East, Africa counting South Africa.
Krishna Kumar has previously worked with companies such as Henkel India, IFFCO Group (Dubai), Murugappa Group and Asian Paints. He was instrumental in launching new products and building new categories for businesses in several of these companies.
He believes that consumers, people and brands are the driving forces behind any successful business. He mostly shows up at work in his white, cotton half sleeves shirts instead of business suits. He values time and upholds the importance of staying on schedule. His working out of various countries and travels to all parts and nooks of India endow him with insight and respect for different cultures and traditions.
He completed his electronics engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy (Madras University) and did his post-graduation in management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore in 1983. He has also done an Advanced Management Program at Wharton.
He is passionate about cricket. He also supports his wife Ms. Sujatha to empower the rural and underprivileged communities through education.