Lata Krishnan is the Co-Chair of the American India Foundation (AIF) since serving as its Founding President in 2001. AIF is a premier foundation with a long-term commitment to accelerating social and economic development in India and strengthening the bonds between the US and India and its Honorary Chair is President Clinton.
Lata is a technology entrepreneur, a startup investor and an engaged philanthropist who has extensive experience both in finance and business management, as well as in helping both young companies and non-profits scale innovative ideas to deliver impact. She was also the co-founder of Smart Modular Technologies and lead as its Chief Financial Officer through a public offering. She has also served on the Silicon Valley Bank Board for ten years. She is a member of the Board of Stanford Health Care (SHC), the governing body for Stanford Hospital. She is also a Senior Advisory Board Member of the London School of Economics, South Asia Centre. Lata’s areas of focus include education, at-risk children and families, cancer research and economic empowerment of women.