Dr. Krish Prabhu
Engineer, President and CEO of Tellabs
Krish Prabhu joined Alcatel in 1991 when it acquired Rockwell’s telecommunication business and held various positions, including Chief Technical Officer of its US operations, Senior Executive Vice President and Member of Executive Committee, CEO of Alcatel Americas and Chief Operating Officer of Alcatel before he resigned from it in August 2001. Currently he is working as a Venture Partner with Morgenthaler Ventures and he is also on the board of several companies.
Dr. Krish Prabhu has been active in various educational and community initiatives. As the Chairman of the Development Board of the University of Texas, Dallas, he has helped raise more than $10 million for the School of Engineering. He was an active member of The Dallas Together Forum, an organization devoted to creating business opportunities for small and minority suppliers. He is currently a member of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Engineering’s Board of Visitors and is active with The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE).