Priya Krishnan

CEO, Founding Years Solution Pvt. Ltd.

Priya Krishnan is the CEO of one of the most prestigious and trustworthy prep school and day care brands in India. Set up under Founding Years – A multi-platform education services organization, KLAY Prep Schools and Daycare in India, caters to children in the age group of 5 months to 10 years.

A business graduate from London Business School, and having worked in various leadership positions with companies like Anderson Consulting and PWC, Priya moved from UK to India with the desire of starting a chain of high quality and trustworthy day care centres in emerging urban hubs which would offer parents and children unparalleled education and care. Her passion to make a difference in the education world was also driven by her vision of enabling women to get back to work by creating learning spaces where they could leave their children on their way to work.

Founded in 2011, KLAY sets the standard for Early Childhood Education - an unforgettable experience of independent learning, creative thinking and strong values for your little one! A proud supporter of women who want to get back to work but have limited options, they have enabled more than 20,000 women and supported them as they pursue their careers.

With over 150 centres and more than 200 corporate tie-ups, they pride themselves on their personalized approach to education and care and are working relentlessly to expand the KLAY footprint across India and to Singapore and Dubai. Under Priya’s leadership, KLAY, has been the recipient of many prestigious awards from Brands Academy, CNBC, Education Today and Silicon India, for its contributions in the field of education and child care.

A quintessential example of a driven, focused and successful woman entrepreneur, Priya has been recognized as a visionary CEO and trendsetter who defines the framework for this nascent industry.