MEET THE MIT INDIA CONFERENCE TEAM


Aditi Sarangi MBA 2016

Aditi is an MBA candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management and an Instrumentation engineer from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Prior to Sloan, she has worked in three continents across a multitude of roles including field operations, project management and business development, for the oil and gas technology major Schlumberger. At MIT, when not busy with conference planning, Aditi enjoys working with undergrads as a communication teaching assistant, singing in the women’s chorale and volunteering with the ESL tutoring program. After graduation, she will move back to the west coast in a full-time position with Boston Consulting Group.

Aditya Rao MBA 2016

Aditya Rao is a second year MBA candidate at MIT Sloan. Prior to Sloan, he worked in the technology industry in Bangalore, India, across engineering and operations roles at Nokia and Dell. He has an active interest in education and public governance in India. Outside of work, he likes to spend time hiking and playing badminton. He holds a bachelor degree in Information Technology from NITK Surathkal, India.

Munaf M. Kachwala MBA 2016

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology Molecular Genetics and Finance from the University of Maryland College Park, Munaf M. Kachwala started his career with GE’s Financial Management Program (FMP). He held positions in Supply Chain, FP&A, and New Product Strategy roles in GE’s Home & Business Solutions division. Munaf was later selected to join GE’s Corporate Audit Staff (CAS) and was promoted to Senior Associate and worked on advisory and assurance engagements across GE businesses worldwide.

At MIT Sloan, Munaf concentrates on entrepreneurship and innovation focused courses. He has held several leadership positions in the South Asian Business Club, Sloan Healthcare and BioInnovations Conference, and Intramural Tennis Club. Munaf was also a Teaching Assistant for Corporate Finance. Over the summer Munaf interned in Investment Banking at BoA Merrill Lynch.

Ishan Gokhale MBA 2016

After graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Ishan began his career in the field of robotics. He worked first with Tata Motors on their advanced diesel engine manufacturing lines, and then with Precision Automation and Robotics in their R&D department. Thereafter, seeking more global exposure, Ishan spent four years as an in-house technology consultant with the Shell Oil Company –in Bangalore, Borneo and Houston. Here, he worked on projects ranging from offshore-gas fields in Asia to shale-gas fields in the US.
At Sloan, Ishan is an active member of the Tech and Energy clubs. He completed a three-month internship with Apple in California working with the Operations group on New Product Introduction. After graduating, Ishan will return to India to join his family real-estate firm.

Sheila Chheda MBA 2017

Sheila Chheda earned a Bachelor in Science degree in Economics from Boston College in 2011. Upon graduation, she began her career at Modiv Media, a mobile technology startup in the Boston area. In this role, she worked closely with clients as well as an internal development team to provide mobile commerce applications to the retail industry. Seeking opportunities within a new industry, Sheila then moved to a technology role within Barclays Investment Bank in New York. As part of a cross-functional group, she worked across asset class technology groups to provide comprehensive solutions for regulatory banking requirements. At MIT Sloan, Sheila acts as a Community Building Chair within the Sloan Senate and holds a Marketing Club leadership position. Through her summer internship and upon graduation from Sloan, Sheila hopes to pursue a career in technology product management.

Manisha Singh Sloan Fellow 2016

Manisha is a Sloan Fellow at MIT Sloan, pursuing a full-time, 12 month MBA in Innovation & Global Leadership, for experienced executives. She has done her M.Sc from BHU and Executive Leadership program from Melbourne Business school, Australia. Prior to attending MIT, Manisha led the Organization Development & HR at blue chip Indian Corporates- Tata Motors, Godrej Consumer, AXA life & Tata Tele. She has 14 years in Business Transformation, HR Strategy and Business Capability Creation across sectors. Manisha’s areas of interest are in Leadership Development, Big Data & technology in HR, Sustainable systems & social networks in digital economy & Building high performance Culture. The causes that she cares about are- Diversity and Women empowerment and Vocational skill development. She supports a girls education foundation and volunteers her time for CII & Indian Govt. led programs for skill development projects in India. At MIT, outside the course work she volunteers her time to mentor MIT Tata Center Projects, work with MIT Leadership Center & Sloan Women’s forum. In her spare time she loves playing with her two boys and reading through their newly drafted comic books.


Grace Kermani Sloan Fellow 2016

Grace is a Sloan Fellow at MIT Sloan, pursuing a full-time, 12 month MBA for experienced executives. She is an MSc International Business & Emerging Markets graduate of the University of Edinburgh, UK and holds a Master of Computer Science from University of Pune, India. Prior to attending MIT, Grace led the Global Innovation Strategy for BT Global Services based out of London, having joined BT in 2011 as part of their prestigious Fast-Track Leadership Programme. Pre-BT, Grace worked in Google UK where she held roles in strategy and product marketing. Grace’s areas of interest are in Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Cities, digital transformation and the Interneteconomy, particularly in the areas of strategy and growth.

Priyanka Chaturvedi MBA 2017

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Jaswanth Madhavan MCP 2017

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Rahul Arora MBA 2017

Rahul is a MBA candidate at MIT Sloan who is passionate about being part of the rapidly changing energy landscape and impacting development.Prior to Sloan, he worked for over 4 years years at Schlumberger where he lead complex technical projects, managed diverse teams, and consistently delivered results in adverse environments.At Sloan, he is the VP of Sponsorship for the MIT India Conference, and also VP of the Sloan Energy Club.

Alankrita Nigam SCM 2016

Graduating as a Chemical Engineer from Vellore Institute of Technology, Alankrita Nigam joined ITC Limited as a Process Engineer in company’s largest paper-manufacturing unit at Bhadrachalam. However after working for about a year at ITC she made a tough choice to join Teach For India (TFI). She taught 60 underprivileged kids in Dharavi, Mumbai and also participated in ameliorating the dilapidated state of the lower-middle class by initiating 2 major projects in the community. After competing her TFI fellowship, she joined MIT to pursue Masters in Supply Chain Management and she is expected to graduate in June 2016.

Shahid Azad MBA 2016

Shahid is a VP Marketing for the MIT India Conference. He is a second year MBA student at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Last year he served as a VP of Operations for the conference. He is also the Co-President of Operations Management Club and a board member of the MIT’s Community Service Fund Board. Prior to Sloan, he worked with Caterpillar, both in India and US, where he took multiple roles in the field of engineering, operations and business development. Shahid holds an undergraduate degree in Manufacturing Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

Sruthi Reddy Chintakunta MBA 2017

After earning a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2011, Sruthi Chintakunta started her career in financial services. She focused on building a proprietary model to assess risk of fixed income portfolios managed in US and UK. At MIT Sloan, Sruthi focuses on sustainability and social and economic impact of businesses. She holds several leadership positions in Sloan Entrepreneurs for International Development and the MIT Impact Investing Club.

Naina Saxena MBA 2017

Prior to Sloan, Naina spent four years in the financial services industry. She started her career at UBS in 2011 and focused mainly on client growth strategy and revenue optimization projects for the Sales & Trading division. Naina earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance) from Carnegie Mellon. At MIT Sloan, Naina concentrates on management consulting and consumer products/retail strategy. Naina has held leadership positions in the Retail, CPG and Luxury Club and South Asian Business Club and has been actively involved in organizingBreaking the Mold Conference for the Sloan Women in Management club.

Karthik Gopalakrishnan Ph.D, Course 16

Karthik is a graduate student in the department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT where he works on designing air traffic control strategies. When he is free, he loves to explore nature trails, sail on the Charles and learn to fly planes.

Juhi Singh M. Fin. 2016

Juhi is a Masters in Finance candidate at MIT Sloan, graduating in June 2016. Prior to joining Sloan, she worked in Credit Suisse as an analyst for two years, focussing on Equity Derivatives Risk Management for EMEA and US regions. She earned her Bachelor in Engineering and Master in Economics from BITS, Pilani. Over the winter, she worked on a project with BlackRock, New York on High Yield Bonds in the Risk and Quantitative Analysis team.

Remya Kurup SCM 2016

Remya has a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering and 7 years of experience with ABB LTD in engineering, procurement and logistics functions. Prior to joining MIT she did her Masters in Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad with a focus on Operations and Strategy. At MIT, she specializes in supply chain design, network optimization and risk assessments. She is currently working with Schlumberger to develop a tool for assessing the supply chain flexibility for its supply base as part of her thesis research. She is passionate about renewable energy and resource conservation and was in the past associated with Sustainable Silicon Valley in resource conservation projects.

Rishi Gohil SCM 2016

Rishi Gohil is a former risk management professional studying logistics and supply chain management at MIT's Center for Transportation and Logistics. Most recently, he was responsible for and led the Risk program at a large shale oil producer in California. With a deep interest in sustainability and social entrepreneurship, he continues to help build 2 social enterprises geared towards women’s empowerment and poverty alleviation.

Francis Goyes MCP 2017

Francis grew up in Quito, Ecuador, where she studied Architecture for her undergraduate degree. Her professional work has been devoted to the confluence between the field of design and the critical need for equity and social justice in the world. Thus far, has collaborated in a variety of projects including the design of the first peacemaking center in the United States, a participatory housing initiative in the Guyana hinterland, and a community-designed master plan in northern India. At MIT, she is pursuing a Master of City Planning, specializing in international development.

Kairav Shroff S.M. ArchS 2015

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Sue Liang SB 2018, Course 6-7

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Malika Shahrawat SB 2018, Course 6-3

Malika is a currently a sophomore at MIT studying computer science and intends to graduate in June 2018. She is involved in MIT Women Business Leaders and MIT IEEE/ACM on campus and is interested in the application of computer science and technology to things like startups, the developing world, and finance. This summer she will be working at JPMorgan Chase as a technology analyst intern.