Sandy Chandra is a graduate of Indian Institute of Technology and MBA from Rutgers University.
Sandy is a serial entrepreneur, focusing on building world class technology businesses. He is currently recreating a global technology consulting firm with deep domain focus on a number of areas such as Financial services, Health Care, Life Sciences, Manufacturing and Technology, security and defence. The underlying core competence is each of the areas is built around managing big data in the context real time
Before this Sandy spent 10 years as a turnaround specialist focused on the acquisition and turnaround of seven distressed companies in India, Europe and USA. In this role, he has had significant exposure to India’s agriculture, manufacturing and engineering consulting sectors. Sandy has worked in villages of India as well as dealing with labor realtions and has deep understanding of needs of the Indian society
Sandy started his career at Lummus Crest (then part of Asea Brown Boveri) and was with them for over 18 years. Sandy was involved as a conceptual thinker and designer of some world’s largest and most complex petroleum, petrochemical and oil and gas facilities, and was responsible for building Reliance Industries’ major petrochemical assets in India. At the end of his tenure at Lummus Crest, he was the Managing Director for the Indian operations and was responsible for building the largest offshore engineering centers in India.
Sandy and wife Lakshmi have created a Foundation active in promoting classical Indian performing arts in India and the USA. Additionally, they are very active with respect to a number of charitable institutions serving the underprivileged.
Sandy is a student of foreign policy and matters concerning human development and rights, and is currently focused on seeding a think tank focused on human rights in India