Subhashini Chandran is Executive Vice President and Managing Director at Xynteo, working with some of the world's largest businesses to transform their growth. Subhashini has two decades of organizational leadership experience in cultivating partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions with a special focus on reviving large-scale enterprises in the agriculture, manufacturing, eco-tourism, and social sectors in India.
She has worked closely with national and sub-national governments, a broad range of public and private sector actors, industry bodies, and trade unions. She previously led the delivery of CONNECT, the economic development component of UKaid’s flagship infrastructure project, Rural Access Programme 3 in Nepal. Prior to this, she was CEO of Woodbriar Group where she grew a small tea business into one of India’s largest privately-owned tea plantation businesses. She has also served as Senior Adviser to AgDevCo, a UK-based social venture capital fund investing in agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa and as Adjunct Professor at XLRI Jamshedpur, India where she taught Mergers and Acquisitions in Emerging Markets on the MBA programme.