Vidya Krishnan '95

Chief Learning Officer, Global Head of Learning & Development at Ericsson
Degrees: 
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University

Vidya Krishnan is the Global Chief Learning Officer of Ericsson, with responsibility for transforming capability creation (skillsets + mindsets) for every one of Ericsson’s 95,000+ people in over 180 countries around the world. Vidya is a technology and entrepreneurial leader with 20+ years of experience in Networks, Digital Services, Learning, Engineering, Consulting, and Business Transformation Operations.   She began her career in engineering operations with AT&T, then worked at Nortel, building and launching wireless networks before joining Ericsson in 2009, where she has held a variety of leadership positions in Networks, Digital Services, Consulting, and now People. She holds a B.S. degree from Princeton University and an M.S. degree from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering, with a specialization in how technology can uplift impoverished areas.  Vidya is particularly proud and privileged to lead the Ericsson-Girl Scouts Alliance, a unique and growing partnership dedicated to building tomorrow’s STEM Leadership Pipeline today. Since 2006, she has volunteered as a coach for Destination Imagination, a global non-profit creative learning organization.