Krishen Iyer: US-Japan Exporter Award

Krishen Iyer is the owner and founder of MAIS Consulting, a consulting company based in Encinitas, where he has been providing management consulting services for over thirty years. He is a retired Vice President of the Control Data Corporation and former manager in the Computer Science Department at U.C. San Diego. Mr. Iyer’s consulting career spans thirty-seven years, from information technology to health care, with expertise in computer software development, systems engineering, and operations management.


  1. Education


Krishen Iyer obtained a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bombay. An M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN, and an MBA from the University of California, San Diego.


  1. Career Highlights


Krishen Iyer joined the Control Data Corporation, where he started his career as a computer operator on CDC computers in Minneapolis. He became a CDC Field Engineer helping customers with their computer installation and software problems in Europe. Krishen Iyer moved to Minneapolis, where he served as Lead Systems Engineer for two years before switching to the computer software development team, working on compilers for several years. He moved to San Diego, where he worked as a Systems Engineer with the Control Data/Univac Division in San Diego, supporting CDC computers running C/S-10 operating systems. 

  1. Achievements and Awards

Krishen Iyer was recognized as Employee of the Month for October by the CDC Employees’ Association. He was awarded the US-Japan Exporter Award from the US-Japan Economic Development Association and has supported many charities.


  1. Philanthropy


Business expert and entrepreneur Krishen Iyer established a family foundation focused on public service, including community education and health issues. His primary focus has been on the needs of disadvantaged youth. Mr. Iyer has donated to UCSD-affiliated organizations. He also supports non-profit organizations that help children and families in need. Krishen Iyer is a person of high integrity, with the ability to analyze and execute complex problems. His ability to adapt and solve problems requires an understanding of complex issues. He also has a strong work ethic and is highly motivated to complete his tasks and goals.