Krishna Omkar

Board Member

A thought-leader, changemaker, and creative, Krishna is the founder of Return on Equity, an economic and philosophical agenda to situate stakeholder capitalism in a model that harnesses the power of inclusion, empowerment, and social change as a strategy for better business, and sustainable profitability.

In 2020, Krishna convened a round table of CEOs at the World Economic Forum in Davos, to discuss stakeholder capitalism and the role of corporations in effecting social change (watch: here). In 2019, he spoke at the World Economic Forum alongside CEOs and philanthropists on the question of the role of the business sector in advancing inclusion and equality. A lawyer by training, at the invitation of the UN Assistant Secretary General, Krishna co-convened the 2019 UN consultation on LGBTQI+ rights in Berlin, and also advised pro bono in the successful 2018 appeal to decriminalize same sex relations in India, collaborating with lead counsel and writing a brief that was referred to in the Supreme Court’s landmark judgment.

Passionate about theatre, film, and the performing arts, Krishna has featured as an actor and director: directing Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at Oxford’s Bodleian Library and the Victoria & Albert Museum, and Hamlet at Hatfield House under the RSC’s Open Stages project; as well as an immersive performance of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest at Dartmouth House.

Krishna received a BA in English Literature from St Stephen’s College, the University of Delhi; an MPhil in Sociology from the University of Oxford; and spent time as a visiting researcher at Sciences Po / Institut d'études politiques de Paris.