In Memoriam: Krishnakumar “KK” Iyer

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APMP mourns the loss of one of our long-standing members, Krishnakumar “KK” Iyer of MindIT Learning in Pune, India. He was 59 years old.

KK was well-known to APMP, having served on the APMP Board of Directors for two years and reviving the APMP India chapter four years ago, where he was an active board member. KK’s dream of bringing APMP India back to life was realized when the chapter won APMP’s 2021 Stephen P. Shipley Award for Chapter of the Year because of its growth in membership, certification and expanded services for its members.

“KK and I joined the APMP Board of Directors together, and he was incredibly passionate about APMP India and the potential for success there,” said Past APMP Chair Mike Walsh, CF APMP. “He helped establish the foothold that led to APMP hiring our head of business development in India and to running successful conferences there, too. Beyond that passion, he was a good-hearted man who was kind and thoughtful, and he always enjoyed spending time with others.”

With nearly 30 years of IT experience in India, the United States, Australia and Singapore, KK worked for IT industry giants such as IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Siemens and Mastek. He was APMP certified at the Practitioner level; in addition, he was an APMP Approved Training Organization and contributed as an author to APMP’s Body of Knowledge.

“KK was one of those rare people who cared deeply about others in the course of business,” said APMP CEO Rick Harris, CP APMP. “He had confidence, was always a gentleman and lived as an example to the APMP membership. He is best known for bringing APMP India back to life, but his willingness to collaborate and share is what I will think of first when remembering KK Iyer.”

KK is survived by his wife and his son.

APMP extends our condolences to KK’s family and friends. Join us in the coming weeks as we celebrate him during the “Power Half-Hour: Pausing and Remembering KK Iyer.”

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