Priya Krishnan

Senior Vice President,
Client Relations and Sales Operations
Priya Krishnan, Senior Vice President, Client Relations and Growth Operations
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Board Member Sujaya Education Services
Award Winner Woman Entrepreneur of the Year: The Economic Times Startup Awards
Award Winner Young Turk: CNBC TV18
Award Winner 100 Asia Award: Red Herring Asia
Priya Krishnan has a storied background as an entrepreneur who founded India’s leading child care and schooling service provider with more than 150 company-owned, company-operated centers across the country.

At Bright Horizons, she leads all client relationships for the US, International M&A, and innovation projects. Priya joined the Bright Horizons family after founding and running KLAY, a school for children from marginalized backgrounds, which has grown to become India’s largest child care and schooling service provider. She initially started the business with the intent of enabling women to return to work after childbirth. She won numerous entrepreneurship recognition awards, as her startup school expanded to 150 company-owned, company-operated centers across the country, staffed with empowered employees taking care of more than 11,000 children. Priya’s company went on to provide high-quality child care services onsite, and worked with varying workplace models to help companies create solutions for their employees.

Prior to her entrepreneurial stint, Priya had a global career in IT consulting across Singapore, New York, and London, working with companies including Accenture, PwC, Mphasis, EDS, and HP.

Priya holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and has an MBA from London Business School.


London Business School

EMBA, General Management

University of Mumbai

BE, Computer Science

I am motivated in my career by curiosity and the quest to be the best version of myself. We live and learn every day.
Priya is driven to helping other families discover work-life solutions, but in her off-time, she loves cooking, reading, traveling, and especially enjoys spending time with her own family.
Priya Krishnan, Senior Vice President, Client Relations and Sales Operations, Family picture


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