Dr K Thomas Chandy

Dr K Thomas Chandy

Designation: Professor & Academic Advisor
Education: PhD, MBA, B Tech (Hons) (IIT, Kgp)
Professional Experience: 30 years

Dr K Thomas Chandy brings to the table a unique combination of industrial and scholarly experience. Trained as a chemical engineer at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, Dr Chandy also received his MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. He spent 30 years in the industry, primarily in manufacturing and R&D. He has held management positions at large multinationals, such as Hindustan Lever Ltd. (now known as Hindustan Unilever), Monsanto, and Allied-Signal (now known as Honeywell), as well as at a couple of small start-ups. Returning to UCLA, he earned his PhD in Management and has a faculty member working at several universities in the United States. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of the Saintgits Institute of Management.

Educational Qualifications

  • PhD (Management), 1998, UCLA, Anderson School of Management
  • MBA (Management), 1986, UCLA, Anderson School of Management
  • MS (Chem Eng), 1966, New York University, Tandon School of Engineering (previously known as Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn)
  • B Tech (Hons) (Chem Eng), 1962, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Work Experience

Business & Consulting Experience

  • Allied Signal Company (now known as Honeywell), 1980-1992
  • Endevco Corp (San Juan Capistrano, CA), a Division of Allied Signal
  • Marketing Manager (Worldwide), Accelerometer Systems & Services, 1989-1992
  • Strategic Planning Manager (Worldwide), 1986-1992
  • M W Kellogg Co (El Monte, CA), a Division of Allied Signal
  • Principal Engineer, Instrumentation and Process Control, 1980-1986
  • Centaur Research Pvt Ltd (Chennai), 1972-1980
  • Technical Director
  • C G Systems (Chennai), 1970-1972
  • Managing Partner
  • Monsanto Co (Springfield, MA), 1965-1970
  • Senior Engineer (Research & Development)
  • Hindustan Lever Ltd (now known as Hindustan Unilever Ltd) (Mumbai), 1962-1964
  • Management Trainee

Consulting Clients (various years)

  • Western Digital (Irvine, CA)
  • Vector Electronic (Sylmar, CA)
  • Indian Petrochemical Corp Ltd (Baroda)
  • Indian Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Ltd (Rishikesh)
  • Southern Petrochemical Industries Corp Ltd (Chennai)
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (New York, NY)

Contact Details

Email: kthomas_chandy@localhost