Chandrika Tandon is a globally recognized business leader, Grammy-nominated artist, and humanitarian. Her stated mission is to elevate human happiness through music and education. In this TM Talks interview, she discusses her extraordinary life and what she has found to be the keys to her success.
Ms. Tandon was one of the earliest women partners of McKinsey & Company, is the founder of Tandon Capital Associates, and is the Director of the Krishnamurthy Tandon Foundation, a private nonprofit foundation that supports education, the arts, and wellness.
Ms. Tandon is an active composer and vocalist, with a passion for fostering emotional well-being by emanating love, joy, and transcendence through her music and artistry. Since 2005, under her nonprofit music label Soul Chants Music, she has released four albums: Shivoham–The Quest, Soul March, Soul Mantra, and the Grammy-nominated Soul Call, which topped world music charts. Her music draws on ancient Vedic chants that have sound-healing effects, and incorporates Indian classical music. Her newest album, Ammu’s Treasures, is an expression of intergenerational love and is due for release in September 2023.
Chandrika Tandon is a globally recognized business leader, Grammy-nominated artist, and humanitarian. Her stated mission is to elevate human happiness through music and education.
Ms. Tandon’s efforts on behalf of economic well-being are focused on higher education, in particular STEM. She is a Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of New York University (NYU) and Chair of the Board of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, as well as holding numerous other leadership roles. She has received several awards, including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and the BCA (Business Committee for the Arts) Leadership Award from Americans for the Arts. She was inducted into the Horatio Alger Society of Distinguished Americans and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has also been profiled in print and on radio and television, including in the CNBC series The Brave Ones.
Mario Orsatti, the host of TM Talks and Senior Teacher of the Center for Health and Wellness, a division of the David Lynch Foundation, interviewed Ms. Tandon on November 22, 2020. This popular TM Talks episode was rebroadcast on August 8, 2021, and August 20, 2023.
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