Ritwik Verma | MBA Mentor | Carnegie Mellon University
Starting my career in Accenture, I worked in Business Intelligence domain for 6 years. In this duration, I worked for clients across Retail, Pharmaceuticals, Utilities and Capital Markets. With the intent to build a career in technology, I decided to pursue an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. An internship opportunity at eBay allowed me to understand the challenges of technology leadership role as a Product Manager. I joined eBay full time as a Senior Product Manager and currently lead key initiatives driving customer trust for eBay globally. Follow Ritwik on LinkedIn.
Ankit Shah | MBA Mentor | Said Business School
Ankit completed his MBA from Said Business School (University of Oxford) in Sep 2016 and currently works as a Product Manager at Tesco. His role sits in the Supply Chain division for the largest grocery retailer in UK (world’s third largest retailer by profits). Prior to that he has 5 years of experience in Project Management and Operations for IT solutions for consumer goods and retail customers. With a keen interest in volunteering and pro bono consulting, Ankit cares for social issues and engages closely with non-profits in India and UK. Follow Gautham on LinkedIn.
Swetha Vishwanathan | MBA Mentor | Indian School Of Business
Swetha is an alumnus of the Indian School of Business, with a double-major in Marketing and Strategy. She currently works in the Marketing & Strategy team of ad-tech startup, Jivox, and is based out of Bangalore. Prior to pursuing her PGP from ISB, she worked as an Analyst with McKinsey & Co. for nearly 3 years. During this stint, she contributed to high-impact client engagements across diverse industries and functions, with a focus on retail/CPG and public/social sectors. She also founded and led multiple initiatives that she was passionate about, such as setting up Chennai office's first CSR team. She is a content enthusiast, an avid blogger, and a writer who has been featured on The Hindu, The Times of India, and The New Indian Express.
Gautham Muthukumar | MBA Mentor | Indian School Of Business
Gautham is an ISB & NIT Trichy alumnus with an overall experience of 6 years in IT and related industries. He started his career as software developer in the telecommunication industry. Later he worked as a technology consultant with Deloitte and is currently working with Amazon as a program manager where he manages a 50+ member tech-ops team. He majored in technology and finance domains at ISB and graduated as a part of dean's list (top 10% of the batch). He also received the torch-bearer award at ISB given to 5% of the students for making significant contribution to the school. He enjoys teaching and mentoring students of all age groups. He likes to follow comics in his leisure time. Follow Gautham on LinkedIn.
Rahul Chowdhury | MBA Mentor | Kellogg School of Management
Rahul has more than 10 years experience in creating and running $ 100 Million+ businesses. He has a proven track record of delivering on challenging marketing assignments across emerging and developed markets. He is a 2013 graduate from Kellogg School of Management and currently works as a Marketing Manager for the Billion $ brand ‘Lysol’ based out of New York. Prior to Kellogg, he was a Brand Manager growing ITC’s INR 450 crore confectionary business and spearheaded the team responsible for ITCs entry into the ‘Chewing Gums’ industry. Rahul also has a bachelor in Computer Engineering from NIT. Rahul is closely involved in the Kellogg NY chapter and is also an active admission panel member for Kellogg. He is the winner of multiple national case competitions / paper writing competition and has represented Kellogg in Ivy league Marketing competitions. Follow Rahul on LinkedIn.
Namratha Shetty | MBA Mentor | Said Business School
Namratha Shetty graduated from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford (UK) in 2013, and has a B.E. degree in Electronics & Communications. She strongly believes in the motto – ‘Persevere to the end’, and used to be a National-level swimmer representing Karnataka. Namratha has a total of 8.5 years of experience across the FMCG (3 years till date) and Technology (5.5 years) industries, with nearly 6.5 years in the Marketing function.
Mrunalini Bhate | MBA Mentor | Oxford School of Business
Mrunalini graduated from Oxford, MBA class of 2015. She has 6 years of advisory experience and works for a Big4’s Global Structuring team in Singapore. She is an expert in pricing cross border transactions and building tax-effective structures for clients in e-commerce, manufacturing, FMCG and banking. Mrunalini is a Chartered Accountant from India and an ACCA charter-holder from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK. Having lived earlier in Mumbai, Hong Kong, and UK, she cherishes her truly international MBA experience. She is passionate about helping MBA aspirants. As a part of the Alumni Panel at Oxford Business Alumni Singapore Chapter, she regularly mentors prospective students. In her free time, she enjoys networking, traveling and adventure sports. Follow Mrunalini 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.