Sridar Iyengar is the Co-founder of The Sounding Board, and an independent mentor investor in early-stage startups and companies. He is the former Chairman and CEO of KPMG India, and is also an Independent Advisor to a number of companies, particularly those operating in the United States and India corridor, including Blume Venture Advisors and Bessemer Venture Partners. He has made a number of private investments in a wide variety of sectors and spent 35 years involved in global business, 15 years of which were India-related.
He is a founding charter member of TiE and remains active with TiE India and its Global organization, as well as the Silicon Valley and Mumbai chapters. He was previously Chairperson of the American India Foundation’s Clinton Fellowship for Service in India program, and is involved with the Foundation for Democratic Reforms in India.
Sridar has been organizing youth immersion programs in India for several years through his leadership collective 360+. You can read more about what inspired him to give back through his program in his blog for Indiaspora.
He serves, or has previously served, on the Board of a number of organizations, including America India Foundation, ICICI Bank, Infosys Technologies Limited, Club Mahindra Holidays and Rediff.com. Sridar has a B.Com. (Honors) from University of Calcutta and has completed the Executive Education course at Stanford University.