Ken Kannappan, Seed Coach

Ken Kannappan

Ken Kannappan, Seed Coach

East Africa

During a 23-year tenure at the audio electronics company Plantronics, including as president and CEO, Ken Kannappan grew the company over seven-fold while increasing shareholder value over twenty-fold. Over his lengthy business career, Ken has successfully entered new markets in consumer and soundscaping, while increasing market share dramatically. His innovation in social responsibility has been recognized with the Award for Corporate Excellence from the U.S. Secretary of State.

Kannappan has approximately 40 years of corporate board experience, including serving as chairman of two publicly traded companies.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Yale University and a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business.