Team

Team Hyderabad
Vibin Thomas
PRESIDENT Vibin is a Mechanical Engineer from College of Engineering, Trivandrum. He is an automobile enthusiast with more than 4 years of experience in the automobile industry. During his tenure with Tata Motors, Vibin has handled roles in after-sales channel management and spare parts sales and distribution.  Beyond his passion for automobiles, Vibin loves playing the guitar and enjoys playing basketball.
Rahul Agrawal
VICE PRESIDENT Rahul is a Mechanical Engineer from National Institute of Technology, Raipur. After his bachelors, he joined Tata Motors in its Nano Manufacturing facility at Sanand. Post his stint in the shop floor manufacturing, he was involved in the testing, troubleshooting and quality assurance of chassis components of Tata Tiago and four facelifts of Nano at Tata Motors, Pune. He has about 5 years of experience in vehicle diagnostics, quality assurance and vendor management. He is a certified professional in Statistical Process Control and Measurement System Analysis. His recent interests include Supply Chain in e-commerce space and Operations Consulting. He is a travel enthusiast, a passionate dancer and enjoys playing badminton. He also loves writing poetry & blogging. 
Prathyusha Chadalavada
CAREER ADVANCEMENT COUNCIL COORDINATOR Prathyusha holds a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from BITS, Pilani. She comes with more than 3 years of experience in varied roles such as Operations, Technical Services and R&D in the Petrochemical industry. Prior to ISB she was working with SRF Limited, in its fluorochemicals business as a Process Design Engineer. During her stint there, she has contributed to setting up of two 150 Crore Projects for production of petrochemicals. Prathyusha’s critical thinking and analytical skills combined with her ability to gel instantly with people gives her an edge in delivering outcomes. She has an appetite for empathy and has been associated with NGOs aimed at women empowerment and child education since 7 years. She is a clean energy enthusiast and an avid reader, who believes in making the world a better place to live.
Sathyanarayanan Sridhar
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR Sathya is a Manufacturing Engineer from Chennai. He has worked for 4 years with Tata Motors, Pune. During his stint with Tata Motors he was involved in the field failure resolution and market analysis for feature acceptance. Prior to joining ISB he was involved in the New Products Introduction in the passenger car division handling the operations quality & vendor quality. Besides bike riding his hobbies include playing sports and blogging.
Balachandran Nair
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR Balachandran is passionate about technology and strategy. He joined Ashok Leyland Ltd. in 2007 after graduating in B Tech- Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering Trivandrum. He comes with a rich experience of more than 8 years with Ashok Leyland, during which he has worked in different functions such as Product development, Testing, EA to Head Product development, EA to Managing Director. Before joining ISB he was a Project Lead for Emerging Market Vehicle development. He holds a patent in an innovative method to enhance fuel efficiency.  His hobbies include Travelling, Dancing and playing Basketball. 
Kumar Navjot
ALUMNI RELATIONS COORDINATOR Navjot is passionate about technology and strategy. After graduating from IIT Kharagpur, he joined General Electric in 2006 followed by a short stint in Applied Materials. He has a rich experience of over 9 years in power and semiconductor industry and holds multiple patents. He worked in multiple new product development projects and prior to joining ISB  was working in supplier quality engineering. He is a certified green belt in six sigma and a certified PMP professional. His hobbies include playing football and enjoys going on road trips.
Kanwar Pal Sethi
EVENTS COORDINATOR Kanwar is a Mechanical Engineer from Panjab University, Chandigarh. He has three years of experience in the Automobile sector with Honda Cars India Ltd. – working as an executive in the Production Strategy division. During his tenure, he has worked extensively on international shipping and logistics, primarily on cost reduction for imports from Thailand, Japan, China etc. He has also had assignments as a project lead for new-model projects (the Honda Mobilio and Jazz) in the new-part ordering domain. Besides his love for automobiles, he loves to travel, read and write poetry.
Team Mohali
Abhay Powle
PRESIDENT Abhay holds Bachelor's degree from NIT Durgapur and a Master's from
the University of Florida-both in Mechanical Engineering. He has a
total of  7 years of experience and was working in Larsen & Toubro's
Defence equipment business prior to joining ISB. At L&T, he handled
design and project management roles for the development of new
products and technologies related to land based defence equipment. He
has experience in costing, sourcing, vendor management, and in
preparing techno-commercial proposals. He has also completed short
stints in the automotive industry and in retail sales while in the US.
He is a national level water polo player having represented India at
the Asian level
Pranamita Basu
VICE PRESIDENT Pranamita has been working with ITC Limited for more than 6 years right after graduating from NIT Rourkela in 2009. She joined as a Graduate Engineer Trainee as 1 of 21 students selected Pan India from various engineering college campuses. She worked for a major part of her career in ITC Cigarette Factory, Kolkata where she set up the operations of the new state-of-the-art cigarette facility which was highly automated, with enhanced output and productivity. Further she was involved with multiple projects across businesses and before joining ISB, she was working with the Corporate Division on the multi-business initiative for "Redevelopment of a 35 Acre campus of ITC". Alongside working with a 100 year old organisation, Pranamita also took the initiative of setting up the logistics, warehousing and packaging operations for a new-age e-commerce fashion brand Joker and Witch as a pro-bono initiative.
Rohit Mishra
CAREER ADVANCEMENT COUNCIL COORDINATOR
Close to 5 years of work experience at Tata Steel Ltd in Project Management and Operations. Involved in brown field expansion of 3 million ton steel production capacity. Led team of over 100 technical people for achieving production, safety and cost targets. Deployed several process, people and cost improvement projects based on six-sigma and TOC concepts.
 
B.Tech in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from IIT Roorkee.

Arpita Dutta
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR Arpita is an engineer from Jadavpur University. She has a 2.5 years of experience as a Consultant with PwC across various geographies in the verticals of Production Planning, Quality Management, Project Systems.
Bharati Rajan
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Prateek Gupta
ALUMNI RELATIONS COORDINATOR
Suyash Kumar
EVENTS COORDINATOR Suyash is a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai. After being campus recruited into Ashok Leyland, he worked in the firm for 2.5 years as Dy. Manager -After Sales (Marketing) taking care of an entire Area Office. Post which he moved into a Consulting/Analytics role at EXL Services based out of Gurgaon, where he worked for 2 years as Manager – Consulting Analytics. He has had experience in Launching many BTL activities at Ashok Leyland, and organizing various events through school and college days. He is very passionate about Squash and can be found on the courts when assignments don’t hold him!
He says “ Looking forward to an Event-ful year here at ISB, and aim to take the Club’s flagship event a step up and keeping the members engaged!!”