Chandu is Democracy Visiting Fellow at the Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School and CEME Senior Fellow at The Fletcher School at Tufts University. Previously, he was the Executive Director of Transparency International UK from 2004 to 2012. He oversaw the expansion of the organization's work in several areas, including research on corruption in the UK, reform of UK anti-bribery law, strengthening anti-money laundering regulations, and raising ethical standards in the private sector.
He co-edited and contributed to several Transparency International (TI) publications, including Corruption in the UK: Overview (2011), Corruption in UK Politics (2012), and Fixing the Revolving Door Between Government and Business (2012). Before joining TI, Krishnan served in the London Commonwealth Secretariat from 1985 to 2004, where, among other projects, he coordinated the work of a Commonwealth Expert Group on Corruption.
As a Network Fellow, Krishnan undertook research on corruption in political party funding.