Vikash Singh (Lead Mentor)
With over 15 years of professional experience, Vikash has worked across multiple Industries ranging from Oil & gas to Commute. His last role was as the Head of marketing and operations at a Series-B funded startup where he was instrumental in building pan-India team and scaling up of the business. An engineering degree from NIT Trichy and MBA from HEC Paris, Vikash has been a marketer and strategist at heart and counts teaching as his passion. Over last 7 years, he has mentored students who have successfully embarked upon their MBA/Master’s journey across Indian schools and abroad.
Ushasi Sengupta (Mentor - IT and Marketing)
Ushasi Sengupta is a research analyst at TCS, and has a decade-long industry experience. She completed her Post Graduate Diploma in General Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur in 2019. She is an avid enthusiast of outdoor sports, especially badminton and swimming. Apart from working from home, she is spending her quarantined days writing and exercising
Krishna N Venkitaraman (Mentor - Consulting)
Krishna N Venkitaraman runs a design-led strategy consulting firm called X-Leap. Prior to this he was a consultant with the digital practice at McKinsey. He has considerable experience in developing strategies for technology, educational, and banking clients of different scales. Krishna works in the space of digital strategy, org strategy, and process design. He has worked with clients in banking, IT, manufacturing, social sector, education, and more. Prior to McKinsey Krishna worked with Tata Consultancy Services and spent six years in the tech space, including stints with a digital media service company and an ecommerce start-up. He has had stints with Deloitte and UNESCO, and also been a school teacher for lower secondary students. Krishna is an engineer and received his MBA in Marketing Strategy from HEC, Paris. He is a guest lecturer at Welingkar’s WeSchool, with the Business Management program.
Prateek Agarwal (Mentor - Finance)
Prateek Agarwal is an entrepreneur who currently manages his high frequency trading company in Hong Kong. Prior to that, he worked at Barclays in Hong Kong in their equity derivatives division. He studied Computer Science at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi followed by a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is keenly interested in financial markets and technology. His other interests include playing badminton, fencing, and observational astronomy. He spent his childhood in Lucknow.
Mahesh Krishna B (Mentor - Operations and Marketing)
In his eight years of professional experience, Mahesh has worked across multiple Industries ranging from Mining to Commute. He founded two successful start-ups and held leadership roles where he was instrumental in scaling up businesses from the Regional level to pan-India Operations. An engineer from NIT Warangal and an MBA from IIM Bangalore, Mahesh has been an entrepreneur and a strategist at heart and finds his passion for mentoring. Over the last three years, he has mentored scores of students who have fulfilled their MBA/Master’s journey across Indian schools and abroad.
Kunal Srivastav (Mentor - Consulting and Operations)
In a short span of 3.5 years, Kunal has worked in various industries and has an extremely diverse work experience spanning across Hospitality, Transportation and Fintech. In his current role, he is working in one of the fastest growing fintech startups of the country designing innovative credit risk policies for the credit savvy individuals. Previously, he worked at Uber as the Marketplace Fraud Lead for the entire India SA region. Kunal has always had the knack to grow and learn exponentially in any organisation he has worked in, an IT engineer from IIIT Allahabad and an MBA from FMS Delhi, he counts Analytics as his core strength, along with an interest in Consulting and Operations.