Vidya Krishnan, Ericsson (US)

2021 HRD Global 100

chief learning officer and global head of learning and development

Vidya Krishnan is a technology and entrepreneurial leader with 20-plus years of experience in technology, engineering, services, people and professional learning, consulting, and operations. As chief learning officer and head of global learning and development for Ericsson, Krishnan is responsible for transforming capability creation, business problem-solving, workforce evolution, along with catalysing a teaching and learning culture. Krishnan has been with Ericsson for 23 years, joining the company in 1998 director of wireless engineering and operations. Before that, she was with AT&T for nearly five years in technical role. Krishnan holds a B.S. Electrical Engineering degree from Princeton University, and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.