Chandrika Tandon

Founder & Chairman
Tandon Capital Associates


Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon is a business leader, Grammy-nominated artist and humanitarian.

A former partner at McKinsey and Company, Ms. Tandon chairs her advisory firm, Tandon Capital Associates, which focuses on measurable transformation of institutions to excellence. She has worked with over 40 companies globally, with projects involving major financial and operational restructuring, global and domestic strategy, organizational redesign, core process/performance improvement and broad-based culture change. She chairs the Krishnamurthy Tandon Foundation, which supports women, education and the arts; and Soul Chants Music, a music production company.

Ms. Tandon is Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of New York University and Chairman of the NYU President’s Global Council. She is also Chairman of the Board of NYU Tandon School of Engineering, a member of the Board of Overseers of the NYU Stern Business School, and the Board of Trustees of the NYU Langone Medical System.

Ms. Tandon has received several awards for her integrity and leadership, including the Gallatin Medal, New York University’s highest honor for outstanding contributions to society; the Walter Nichols Medal, for representing the highest ideals of business, service and integrity from NYU Stern; and the Polytechnic Medal recognizing her efforts for science and engineering. She was also inducted as a Sterling Fellow at Yale and to the Harold Acton Society of NYU in recognition of her efforts on behalf of higher education. Additionally she was named an Inaugural Distinguished Alumnus of both the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and Madras Christian College – her two alma maters.

Ms. Tandon serves on the Board of Trustees and on the Executive Committee of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. She is a member of the President’s Council on International Activities of Yale University; and the President’s Advisory Council of the Berklee College of Music, where Tandon Global Clinics have been established.

Ms. Tandon is a Grammy nominated artist. A world-class producer, composer, and singer, she has also been recognized as one of Billboard’s Top 40 Women in Music. Trained by masters in Hindustani, Carnatic, South American and Jazz traditions, her multiple albums have topped world music charts and garnered great acclaim. Her “limpid, serene voice” – as the New York Times describes it – has been heard at major venues around the world, including Lincoln Center; the Smithsonian; Olympiastadion, Berlin; Cathedral of Saint John the Divine; and the 2016 World Culture Festival in New Delhi – supporting efforts towards peace and harmony.



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Higher Ed, the Arts & More: A Look at the Tandon Family's Giving

Inside Philanthropy - 2 yearss ago
The Tandon's rich personal and professional backgrounds are reflected in their philanthropy, strongly supporting higher education, the arts and the Indian community. Accessing the outfit may take...

Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon donate $100m to NYU School of Engineering

Livemint - 2 yearss ago
The school will be renamed NYU Tandon School of Engineering in recognition of the couple's contribution. The Brooklyn-based university said the donation will be used to support faculty hiring and...

Chandrika Tandon's take on Indian classical music

Public Radio International - 4 yearss ago
One of this year's Grammy nominees is Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon. She sings a form of Indian classical music. Tandon's album �Soul Call' is nominated in the Contemporary World...

Before the Songs, a Precisely Made Chai

New York Times - 4 yearss ago
Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon, a financial adviser and a New York University trustee, is also a Grammy-nominated musician who released her third album, “Soul March,” in April. Her albums are...

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Professional Details

Designation Founder & Chairman
Company Tandon Capital Associates
Previous Company McKinsey
Education Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (MBA)
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