IISc Foundation Announces the Appointment of New Board Member

IISc Foundation is bringing greater strength and diversity to its Board of Directors

ALLEN, Texas--()--IISc Foundation today announced the appointment of a new member to its board of directors.

The new member of the Board of Directors is Ms. Mrinalini Lakshminarayanan, Head of Industry 4.0 Innovation, Product and Services at Verizon who is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Science (IISc) as well. Ms. Lakshminarayanan also serves as the current Co-Chair of the IISc Alumni Association of North America (IISc AANA) Board of Directors.

The three current board members are Mr. George Brody, CEO of InfoNet of Things, Mr. D.N. Prahlad, Chairman Surya Software and Prof. K.R. Sreenivasan, University Professor and Eugene Kleiner Chair for Innovation at New York University (NYU). Mr. Brody and Mr. Prahlad are President and Treasurer of IISc Foundation, respectively.

“Our Board of Directors is comprised of a dedicated team of leaders committed to propelling our Alma Mater, Indian Institute of Science’s drive towards global excellence,” said George Brody, President of IISc Foundation. “We are excited to channel Mrinalini’s talent, expertise and energy into furthering our mission.”

Ms. Mrinalini Lakshminarayanan is an accomplished business, product, and technology executive with a 25 years of proven track record in leading commercialization, strategy and operational excellence of global software/hardware products, systems, solutions, and services to deliver exceptional growth and profitability.

“I am excited to join the IISc Foundation Board at this pivotal point for IISc, to advance the global stature and impact of my Alma Mater.”

About IISc Foundation

IISc Foundation has been established in the USA to enhance global awareness of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). The Foundation is a platform to support IISc Bangalore’s drive towards global excellence in engineering education and research. It is an IRS-approved tax-exempt 501(c)3 non-profit entity established and managed by volunteer IISc alumni to raise endowment funds for IISc Bangalore from alumni, corporations, and foundations in the United States. IISc Foundation is founded in values one can relate to and deliver tangible benefit to one’s philanthropic causes via helping IISc grow.