This dealmaker created billions of dollars in market value but quit to find a ‘greater purpose’
During the 1980s, Chandrika Tandon was a highly successful McKinsey consultant and became the first Indian-American woman to be elected partner at the firm. Then she set up her own business, Tandon Capital Associates, in 1992. “I was on this absolute breakneck pace with Tandon Capital … I was doing deal after deal and creating I think billions of dollars in market value,” Tandon told CNBC’s “The Brave Ones. ” … In 2015, she and her husband Ranjan Tandon donated $100 million to New York University’s school of engineering [now the NYU Tandon School of Engineering].