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Krishen Iyer: The Marketing mastermind behind some of the biggest brands in the world

Krishen Iyer is an entrepreneur, investor, and CEO of MAIS Consulting. He has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, and has been involved in startups and venture capital since 1997. Successful businessman, CEO and entrepreneur Krishen Iyer also invests in the knowledge management space through a company called Knowledge Infusion.


Krishen is a graduate of the National University of Singapore, and has been involved in some very successful companies – notably QIS – which was founded with an initial investment of SGD 20 million from Krishen Iyer and his partners. QIS manages over SGD 1 billion in assets, and regularly provides brand management services to some of the world’s biggest companies.


Krishen has also invested in several startups across Asia with successful exits. His most notable investments are in EasyParcel (a logistics software firm), iProperty Group (a real estate portal) and ZopNow (an ecommerce platform). Prior to his work in the technology industry, Krishen Iyer was a senior executive at Texaco. His career spanned several continents and entailed setting up subsidiaries, joint ventures & marketing alliances for over 20 countries. 

He has also worked on projects with mobile operators such as Singtel. Krishen has been a guest speaker at the Singapore Management University and Nanyang Technological University. He also lectures on entrepreneurship as part of an executive development programme conducted by the National University of Singapore’s Society of Entrepreneurs. Krishen Iyer is very active with several industry associations, having served as president for both TiE (Singapore) and IAM (India). He is also a mentor on several boards, including the DBS Youth Foundation and the Public Relations Society of Singapore.