Rakshit Kejriwal | MBA Mentor | Columbia Business School
Rakshit Kejriwal is the Co-Founder of DropKaffe, a Bangalore-based Ready-to-Drink ("RTD") FMCG start-up that manufactures and distributes fresh & preservative free cold coffees and other dairy-based drinks. Rakshit is an active member of the start-up ecosystem, both in India and U.S., and organizes meet-ups for start-ups to connect with investors. Prior to Rakshit's entrepreneurial stints, he worked as an Investment Banker with Wachovia Securities (in U.S.) and as a Management Consultant with KPMG and Ernst & Young (in New York & Middle East).• Rakshit leads the Bangalore chapter of Columbia Alumni Association and organizes Ivy League alum meet ups, themed around start-ups. Rakshit holds MBA in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from Columbia Business School and Chartered Account degree from India. Follow Aruna on LinkedIn.
Aruna Prabhakarn | MBA Mentor | Wharton School of Business
Aruna is a Wharton alumnus with 12 years of work experience in the healthcare industry. Her track record includes advisory and execution for change management initiatives, Vendor selection strategy for population health, Digital design, business process improvement and transformation. Aruna also has significant start-up experience as a product development manager for ZeOmega's Jiva platform developing care management workflow solutions. Follow Aruna on LinkedIn.
Sannidhi Jhala | MBA Mentor | ISB
Sannidhi is an ISB Alumnus with 6 years of experience in multiple FMCG functions such as front-end Key-Account management, Supply chain operations and back-end Manufacturing. Sannidhi is also a trained soft skills coach for associates in India and Nepal. Sannidhi majored in Marketing and Strategy from ISB and has extensive industry knowledge to guide future MBA aspirants on the path of Marketing and Strategy management. Follow Sannidhi on LinkedIn.
Akshay Yadav | MBA Mentor| Haas School of Business
Akshay is currently a student at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. He started his career in the telecom industry after completing his undergraduate degree in engineering, and then started his own venture, an environmental non-profit related to solid waste management in Bangalore. He is passionate about technology, sustainability and energy and is exploring these areas at Haas. He also enjoys teaching and mentoring, trekking, biking, and cooking. Follow Akshay on LinkedIn.
Pradyot Anand|MBA Mentor|ISB
Pradyot has 10+ years of professional experience spanning strategy & planning, management consulting, and technology across industries in Asia, USA, and Eastern Europe. An alumnus of ISB Hyderabad, Pradyot graduated in the top 10% of the ISB batch and made the Dean’s List. He has served on the Admissions Interview Panel at ISB for many years and mentored many successful MBA candidates. He is an expert on all things MBA and knows exactly what makes an AdCom tick. Follow Pradyot on LinkedIn.
Al Ameen Sherfuddeen | MBA Mentor | ISB
Al-Ameen is an alumnus of ISB Hyderabad. He is a digital marketing enthusiast who has worked with many top brands in helping them re-target their audience. Al-Ameen is a backpacker, rapper, karaoke artist and emcee who has been featured in the Economic Times. Currently, he works as a senior account manager at Visual IQ, in the marketing attribution and analytics space. Follow Al Ameen on LinkedIn.
Sudhanshu Dutta|MBA Mentor|Judge School of Business
Sudhanshu is an alumnus of Judge School of Business, Cambridge and works as a Principal Consultant with TechnoPak Advisors. He has 7+ years of experience across FMCG and agricultural product companies, in geographies such as the Middle-east, Africa and East Asia, in supply chain management and logistics. At CrackVerbal, he leverages his diverse knowledge and experiences to inspire clients to find the careers and B-schools that best fit them. Follow Sudhanshu on LinkedIn.
Arun Jagannathan|MBA Coach
Founder and CEO at CrackVerbal, Arun brings to the table expert insights into the value of an MBA. Much of this knowledge he accrued over the years, as a mentor to hundreds of students who walked the MBA path and made transitions to their post-MBA careers. He also brings with him a plethora of information specific to individual programs given his extensive network among the B-school community, including admissions committee members at top-B schools across the globe. Arun provides guidance to MBA aspirants on forums such as BeattheGMAT, GMATClub and Quora. Follow Arun on LinkedIn.
Shrikant Singh – Industry Mentor
Shrikant is an alumnus of ISB Hyderabad and IIT Kharagpur. He has 4 years of work experience in Analytics pre MBA and is currently part of the Amazon India Business team as a Sr. Category Manager. A travel junkie at heart, Shrikant has a special affinity to Goa and visits the place once every quarter. He loves using humor to teach his students as he believes it aids in their learning process and is always on the lookout for new opportunities to engage his class.