Shekhar Ahuja

Designation 
Director - Operations & Sustainability Council
Sector 
Manufacturing (Entrepreneurial Venture)
Work Experience 
9 years 6 months
Previous Company 
Leo Polymer Foams(Director)
Professional Interests 
Corporate Strategy, Business Development
Other Interests 
Swimming, Biking and Squash

WHY PGP? AND WHY ISB?
After spending close to 9.5 years in my own business, I have grown through leaps and bounds. The dynamic environment of the industry challenged me to the core and helped me become the thorough professional that I am today. Although, I have garnered a lot of positives through my experience, I identified certain functional areas that I needed to improve on in view of my long term goals. PGP, being the most sought after programme in the country, gave me the option that I wanted for last few years. Through this programme, I intend to add to the gamut of experience that I have with a formal training in management. Additionally, ISB has a vast industry connect that will surely open up a plethora of opportunities in my quest to move to a corporate role.
WHAT ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AND FOCUS AREAS THIS YEAR?
As the Director, Operations and sustainability council, my main focus is to ensure that the student body has the most comfortable stay on campus and that all the events that happen on the campus are conducted in a seamless manner. At the same time engage the student body to innovate new sustainability initiatives and support the existing ones such as making efficient use of solar energy, optimal use of day light with compatible design and architecture, LED fixtures that reduce energy usage, minimum use of stationary, reduction of food wastage and increasing green cover. In addition, the OSC shall play its active role in ensuring that ISB continues to define the standards and set an example for other educational institutions in the country.
WHAT IS IT THAT YOU WANT TO LEARN AND BECOME MORE PROFICIENT AT DURING YOUR STAY AT THE ISB?
So far the experience at ISB has been extremely satisfying. My primary goal at ISB is enhance my interpersonal skills in addition to developing an analytical and systematic approach to various business problems.
What suggestions would you like to give to a prospective student about ISB?
ISB attracts an extremely talented pool of students with very diverse backgrounds and cultures. So there is a lot of peer learning that happens at ISB in addition to the class room learning. PGP is an extremely intense programme where your mental strength and time management skills are tested to the hilt. This one year is truly an year of transformation and if you tread the right path and commit your full dedication, ISB will give you such opportunities that you can only dream of.