Mr. Krishna Chandran is the “In charge of Public Relations and Partnerships / Chargé des relations publiques et du partenariat” at the French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP). He handles the Institute’s external communication, the development and facilitation of the network of institutional and private partners as well as internal communications. Having a good knowledge of the research and education environment in India and France, he facilitates partnerships and initiatives relevant to IFP's field of research and seeks opportunities for grants and sponsorships. Nurturing such relations with foundations, funding agencies and stakeholders across the research communities with a primary focus on funding, programs and communications, he also supports the organisation of institutional events (exhibitions, conference.etc..) and deals with enquiries from the public, institutions, and other related organisations.
His key areas of experience include overseeing the development and implementation of various sustainability projects, coordination with bilateral agencies, government and private sector, policy advocacy, partnership and alliances, events and outreach programmes, donor engagement, coordination with bilateral trade agencies. Mr Chandran has a Master’s in Sustainable management specialized in Eco Innovation from Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France.