Arham Shah

President

 

Arham has 5 years of experience in Retail and E-Commerce sector

After completing his Bachelors from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, he joined Grofers and worked in the sales and category team, managing the dairy, staples and FMCG segment for West Zone. After spending 2.5 years at Grofers, he spent 2.5 years at Reliance Retail as National Category Manager. He managed the men's grooming & fragrances category with an annual turnover of 150Cr+ for Grocery format. He managed the category across 800+ offline stores across Reliance Fresh, Smart and online venture in form of Jiomart

Arham is now headed to Google as Account Manager for the GCS Ad Sales team, making a switch to tech post ISB.

He enjoys going for treks and is looking to try local delicacies and craft beer, not being able to resist street food and anything sweet.

He is eager to discuss news and strategies of startups in the e-commerce and tech space and learn more about this space and can discuss it over a cup of chai!


Kushal Agarwal

Vice President

 

Kushal has over 5 years of diverse experience across consulting and E-Commerce sectors. After finishing his bachelor's in electrical engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology, Kushal joined Amazon as an operations manager in their only urban fulfilment centre in India. Post that, he moved to Deloitte as a consultant to manage security services of clients with a focus on intelligent risk mitigation & business process design. After spending 2.5 years at Deloitte, he spent 2.5 years at Udaan as a Strategy & Operations Manager where he led cross-functional teams across category, product & supply chain domains and built the Udaan Fulfilled capability end-to-end – product GTM, adoption, engagement and retention.

Having worked across both B2C and B2B E-commerce, Kushal is now headed to Mensa Brands (a D2C rollup firm and India’s fastest unicorn) to build a digital-first house of brands. He is also an avid reader, runner & adventure sports enthusiast. Having worked across both B2C and B2B E-commerce, Kushal is now headed to Mensa Brands (a D2C rollup firm and India’s fastest unicorn) to build a digital-first house of brands. He is also an avid reader, runner & adventure sports enthusiast.


Nandhini Kumaravel

Events Coordinator

 

Nandhini has about 4 years of experience in Analytics Consulting and E-Commerce Operations. She is a Computer Science engineer from Bangalore. She started her career at Mu Sigma where she worked in two global projects - Data engineering for a Middle Eastern conglomerate and Campaign Analytics for a global footwear company in the EMEA market. A year a half later, she moved to Myntra as a Data Analyst in the Customer Experience and Contact Center Planning team. As a Data Analyst, she improved accuracy and usage of data for decision making in Operations. This led to an increase in process efficiency, accurate forecasting for demand and headcount planning for Workforce Management team, thereby reducing Operations costs consistently for 2 years. For this, she was awarded the Best Performer of the year across CC Operations at Myntra. Post ISB, she is headed to Moengage (a B2B Customer engagement platform) as a Product Manager. She is eager to learn new languages, a travel enthusiast and also a CSK and Hamilton fan!

Anuj Padliya

Events Coordinator

 

Anuj has over 6 years of experience working and leading in start-ups across Food FMCG and B2B E-commerce businesses. He graduated from NSIT, Delhi University, with Bachelors in Information Technology. Later, Anuj joined Chef's Basket, an emerging startup, as a Brand Manager, where he led the marketing efforts creating brand identity,  brand architecture and communication campaigns. Post a 3-year stint; he joined Udaan at an early stage to lead the building of one of the largest categories, Smartphones. Over his 3 years at Udaan, he built a marketplace, introduced programs to onboard brands for them to directly sell to retailers and later did strategy and planning post lockdown to turn around the business to the pre-pandemic position.

Anuj is now headed to Landmark Group, Dubai, as Strategic Project Manager in their Corporate Strategy team. 

He has immense love for chai and beer. Anuj also loves to write poems in Hindi and enjoys binge-watching almost all good TV series. Occasionally he can be found revisiting his old passion for photography.


Harsh Balihallimath

Alumni Relations Coordinator

 

Harsh has over 5 years of diverse experience across manufacturing and ecommerce sectors. After finishing his bachelors in mechanical engineering at college of engineering pune, Harsh joined Ford Motor Company as a Purchasing specialist where he worked on strategic sourcing for the South Africa, Thailand and Australia markets.

After 2 years, he moved on to Flipkart as a Senior Supply chain Analyst in the End to End design team. At Flipkart Harsh owned and succesfully scaled up projects such as Returns reduction charter, Total cost of Ownership and Brand Advantage (Vendor Flex) models, which led to a double promotion in 2.5 years making him one of the youngest Senior Supply Chain Managers in the org. Harsh is also an avid innovator and entrepreneur. Having dabbled with entreprenurship since early 2019, he finally launched his venture "Breakthrough Enterprises" that currently runs two cloud kitchen based brands in Bangalore. He is headed to Ula ( a b2b e-commerce firm in Indonesia) as a PM post isb. A hardcore Chelsea FC fan, a semi-pro football player,a travel enthusiast and an amateur photographer!


Soumya Bapat

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

 

Soumya is a Fashion Designer with over 4 years of experience across different formats in the fashion & retail Industry. She began her career with an Ecommerce fast fashion startup and moved on to working with international brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Pepe Jeans.She has worked in domestic retail at Pantaloons as design lead for a women's wear private label. She began her entrpreneurial journey by working as a design consultant for small scale fashion startups. She also worked as an independent seller of custom merchandise for multiple online marketplaces

After securing an admit at ISB, Soumya worked in the founder's office at Bliss Club, an active lifestyle startup on diverse projects in brand outreach, social media management and product development.

A curious learner, day dreamer and night thinker, she enjoys digital doodling for her IG handle and working on DIY projects in her free time.


Shreya Goel

Alumni Relations Coordinator

 

Shreya has 5+ years of experience across Business Operations, Strategy, Customer Experience, P&L Ownership, Product GTMs, Market Launches. She graduated from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata with Bachelors in Buisness Administration. RIght after, joined Uber where she spent 4 years - 2.5 with the rides buisness & 1.5 years with the eats business in multiple roles - she launched & scaled UberHire, UberXl & UberPremier in East India, worked with 5k restaurant partners across 4 markets. Post this, she moved to Dubai, working with a mass transit commute company called Swvl as a Sr. manager, Marketplace & supply Operations. Worked for 1.2 years solving mobility problems in the MENA region. Shreya has been placed at Dubai Ports World in the Digital Transformation team. She a bollybuff, a Dal Makhani connoisseur, a trained dancer & a travel enthusiast.

Advik Aggarwal

Career Advancement Coordinator

 

Advik has 2 years of work experience working as a Management Consultant with EY Consulting (Performance Improvement). He has worked extensively with Cement & FMCG clients on digital transformation, product strategy, cost reduction & strategy.

He has also worked on his Fintech startup while in college, where he established a D2C startup to protect consumers from debit and credit card frauds. Advik has an avid interest in impact space and has represented India at the United Nations, for his work in the sanitation space. He also worked with the Global Governance Initiative to write a whitepaper on India's sanitation crisis and mentor students to create an impact.

Advik is now headed to the Boston Consulting Group in the Management Consulting domain, continuing his career in consulting. He is a big Delhi Capitals fan, loves old Bollywood music, and ghazals and plays badminton. You might see him playing his flute in his free time.


Om Anand

Learning & Development Coordinator

 

Om has experience running his own startup in the e-commerce space for 3 years. The startup received two rounds of investments and acquired over 3000 customers. In another stint, He has also helped 200+ FMCG companies to automate their sales and distribution in traditional and modern retail. A management graduate from Mumbai University, he has worked in diverse profiles handling operations and sales teams for 7 years. You will see him watching movies or listening to music in his free time.

Sudarshan Raghuraman

Learning & Development Coordinator

 

Sudarshan is a Chartered Accountant by profession with overall 4.5+ years of experience in Investing and FMCG space.
3+ Years at ITC Ltd Foods division, he led the team in launching the Chocolate category under the brand name "Fabelle". He handled category finance and commercials for Chocolates and Beverages. Experienced at Supply chain optimisation and expanding the distribution reach and efficiency. Also, part of a team working on acquisitions projects in the retail and e-commerce space. In constant look-out for start-ups disrupting the business and operating models.
At Bosch, he worked in areas of smart mobility and electric mobility in building ecosystems of players and forging partnerships for faster adoption of E-Mobility.

A huge bike aficionado. Always on road with lights and gears on. CSK and Mancity fan!