Rashi Gupta is a MBA candidate at MIT Sloan School of Management. She is currently on the board of student senators for the school. Rashi has been awarded the prestigious McKinsey Scholarship Award for leadership and personal impact. After graduating as a chemical engineer from IIT Delhi, Rashi worked as a technologist and later in business development  for Royal Dutch Shell based in Bangalore. In her free time, Rashi enjoys all kind of sport and outdoor activities, including rafting, climbing and biking. She has also traveled extensively through Europe and Asia, particularly India, where she grew up.



Hari Dutt has more than 5 years of experience in the oil and gas sector. Prior to matriculating at Sloan, Hari worked with an oilfield services company in various positions. After graduating from IIT Madras, he began with his career working in the offshore oilfields in Newfoundland, Canada and the Gulf of Mexico thereafter moving into a line management role managing a number of offshore client operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Most recently he was part of the sales team heading the effort to service clients with both technical and business support with respect to their operations.

Hari is also an avid traveller and spent a lot of time traveling within North America, Europe and India (his home country). Hari is passionate about the environment and energy especially in the emerging markets and is currently involved with the MIT Energy Club, the MIT Water Club and the South Asian Business Club.


Shailesh Mittal is a first-year MBA student at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to entering Sloan, Shailesh worked for four years in the corporate banking department of HSBC Bank in New York City, managing global relationships with Fortune 500 chemical companies. While at HSBC, Shailesh was also head of cultural programming for the bank’s Asian Pacific Islanders Committee where he has had extensive experience in organizing large-scale corporate diversity events including HSBC’s annual Diwali, Asian Heritage Month, and Lunar New Year celebrations. He previously had summer internships at MetLife as an IT analyst in their investments division as well as at GlobalTech Research as a research analyst for emerging technologies. Shailesh’s interests lie in tech entrepreneurship and clean energy. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University.


Sriram Emani is an MBA candidate at MIT Sloan School of Management, and the Co-President of the MIT Sloan Entertainment, Media and Sports (EMS) Club. He completed his undergraduate studies at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, where he was the co-president of India’s largest student festival, Mood Indigo. Sriram worked in strategy management consulting in India and USA, and then launched the marketing and business development division at India’s premier performing arts centre, the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai. He also worked as a Strategy Fellow at Lincoln Center with President Reynold Levy on media and digital strategy, and new revenue streams. Sriram launched the MIT AITI program in India to enable undergraduate students to create mobile technology ventures. Sriram is a Siebel Scholar, Class of 2013, for excellence in academics and leadership, and a winner of the MIT IDEAS Global Challenge 2012 (Community Choice Award).


Vishal Chaturvedi is a second year MBA student at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He is the President of MIT Entrepreneurship and Innovation club and Vice-President of MIT Technology club. He completed his engineering in Electronics and Communication from Indian Institute of Technology in 2006. Vishal came to MIT after working for 5 years in technology industry in various roles including engineering, research, product management, and head of Indian operations. Vishal represented his first employer Samsung in United Nations’ ITU meeting in Israel. He acted as a technical adviser in the acquisition of his 2nd employer which was successfully acquired by OnMobile, World’s largest VAS company. Vishal then started Indian operations of a UK based startup and acted as a Vice President before coming to MIT. He has deep interest and knowledge of many domains across the technology industry and was the semi-finalist in MIT $100K business plan competition, 2012.


Vishnu Arcot joined the MBA program at Sloan, inspired by MIT’s distinctive spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. Prior to business school, Vishnu worked in a start-up company focused on finding creative ways to optimize the operations of railroads and trucking companies. He designed a unique railroad facility that was built with a capital budget of over $150M and helped the railroad save tens of millions of dollars annually. At MIT, Vishnu is the Vice-President of Events for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club, and organized an idea pitch competition at the MIT Sustainability Summit 2012. Vishnu has a Masters degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Bachelors degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.



Kaustubh Pandya is an MBA candidate at MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to Sloan, he worked at Wiss, Janney, Elstner & Associates as a structural engineer where he focused on failure analysis, damage assessment, and repair of numerous structures. In addition to his role as a panel organizer, he serves on the Careers Committee for the Sloan Senate. An avid rock climber, he also enjoys setting bouldering problems as a member of the MIT Climbing Staff. At the MIT-India Conference, he looks forward to meeting exceptional leaders who have made an impact in the community across industries.

Kaustubh holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the Stanford University.


Tushar Kumar is a second year MBA student at MIT Sloan. Tushar is a partner in SloanGear LLP where he manages vendor relations and operations.  He was also awarded the prestigious Legatum Fellowship for successfully running his startup SportsWave for the last two years in India. Prior to MIT Sloan, Tushar worked at Schlumberger, an oilfield services company as a field engineer in India, UK and Saudi Arabia.  This past summer, he worked at Apple in the Manufacturing Design Group. Tushar graduated from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 2007 with a bachelors and masters in Chemical Engineering.  Outside of school, he enjoys football, cricket and movies.



Kshitij Marwah is currently pursuing his Masters at the MIT Media Lab. He works on novel and diverse forms visual, social and interaction design paradigms ranging from imaging systems for the future to interfaces for ubiquitous access to the information deluge around us. He did his undergraduate studies in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Delhi with his thesis jointly at the MIT CSAIL and Harvard Medical School. Prior to this he was a visiting student at Stanford University and has worked in companies such as Google and IBM. At the MIT Media Lab he heads the India Initiative, an effort to translate its culture of being at the intersection of technology and design to schools, colleges and companies across India. He is also an active entrepreneur, spawning companies as diverse as financial advising to location-aware aggregator services.