Team - Hyderabad
Shashank Kumar
President
Shashank Kumar is a mechanical engineer from NIT Warangal. He has worked with TechnipFMC, an oil and gas equipment and services organization. He was leading 2 teams working on engineering design and analysis of subsea manifolds and connection equipment and was managing the global product line of blast proof bunkers for pressure test safety. He has worked with major oil firms and in projects like BP Shah Deniz Phase 2, Statoil Trestakk and Johan Sverdrup etc. He has 6.8 years of work experience and has one journal publication and two conference papers to his name.
 
Piyush Garg
Vice President
Piyush has worked in the downstream oil and gas industry for more than four years before joining ISB. As an Assistant Manager at HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd. (HMEL) he has led teams during major refinery shutdowns. With a degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Panjab University, Chandigarh, in a short span of his career he was awarded the Quarterly award at HMEL for reliability improvement initiatives. He took charge of the power electronics and power automation systems at the 9 MMTPA refinery in Punjab, India and developed competencies of the team in those areas. He has been efficient at vendor development, material management and project completion and has constantly contributed towards lowering maintenance costs, thereby improving the GRM. He is keen to work in newer technologies and to maximize their impact on the emerging economies.
 
Alexander Hogeveen Rutter
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Alex is an Electrical Engineer from the University of Waterloo. He has worked for Manitoba Hydroelectric, a world-class power utility in generation, transmission and distribution. He has worked in Transmission Line Design, Generation Plan Evaluation, Customer Service, Project Management and Power System Operations. He has driven multi-million dollar cost reductions and developed probabilistic models to evaluate a $16 Billion development plan, ultimately shaping the corporation’s overall strategic direction.

He has worked with their consulting subsidiary MHI on a Distribution project in Uganda and as their Business Development representative in India. He has approximately 5 ½ years work experience.
 

Sudhanshu Gupta
Alumni Relations Coordinator
Sudhanshu is a graduate from IIT-BHU, Varanasi with B.Tech in Mining Engineering. He worked for close to 6 years in techno-commercial domain of Mines and Raw Material Division, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd.      From starting his career as a Mine Operations Lead to working as a Technical Secretary (TS) to Group Head, he has gained hands-on experience in strategy planning, supply chain, procurement and operations in the coal management domain. His expertise in this domain can be grouped into 2 major areas – i) Mine Management ii) Coal Procurement & Supply Chain for Steel and Power Plants in which he has lead teams in projects related to Process Improvement, Mine Planning, Coal Requirement Planning & E-auction Procurement, Coal Quality Monitoring & Control, Contract Management and Vendor Management.
 
Pankaj Arora
Events Coordinator
Pankaj has a master’s degree in Renewable Energy from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany and is a recipient of KIC InnoEnergy CAT-A Scholarship. He has a cumulative work experience of 5 years and 8 months in the Energy sector and has worked in Fraunhofer Institute of Solar Energy Systems (ISE), a solar research organization of international repute and NTPC Ltd., India’s largest power utility. Prior to joining ISB, he was responsible for the operations and maintenance of a 432 MW combined cycle power plant and a 5 MW solar PV plant. His areas of expertise include project management, product development, inventory and contract management, and procurement. His hobbies include trekking, travelling, and playing racquet sports.
 

Akshat Rustagi
Events Coordinator
Akshat is a Mechanical (specialization in Energy) engineer from VIT University, Vellore. He has worked for Rystad Energy ASA as a Business Research Analyst for the oil and gas E&P industry. His responsibilities included conducting in depth industry research, doing bottom up valuation, creating production and economics models, and conducting data quality check for Europe and Oman, for Rystad’s flagship product UCube (global E&P field-level database). Prior to Rystad, he worked as Senior Analyst for Derrick Petroleum Services, and his primary responsibilities were conducting data quality check for Europe focused E&P players, and creating E&P M&A flyers. As M&A Monthly Analysis In charge at Derrick Petroleum Services, he was also responsible for fixing valuation deviations for upstream transactions in the proprietary tool every month. He has approximately 2.5 years of work experience
 
Artika
L&D Coordinator
Artika is a chemical engineer from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi. She has worked with McKinsey & Company where she served clients primarily in the Oil and Gas Practice. She has worked on a broad range of topics including growth strategy, M&A, post-merger integration and internationalisation of upstream oil and gas companies. She has also written several papers on topics ranging from renewables, natural gas, manufacturing in the hydrocarbons sector in India and refining in Asia.
Artika has 7.5 years of experience in the energy industry. Prior to joining McKinsey, she interned at BASF India Ltd.
 

Gary Rohan Singh
Alumni Relations Coordinator
Gary is a Mechanical Engineer from the Army Institute of Technology, Pune University. He has 6.8 years of experience with FMC Technologies, a market leading Equipment and Service provider (now TechnipFMC post-merger), executing global EPC Projects in the upstream subsea Oil and Gas Industry. In his most recent role, he was leading a team for the New Product Development and qualification of next generation subsea connection systems.
Previously, he was responsible for the design, testing and delivery of multi-million-dollar equipment for oil production and well intervention, for Asia Pacific projects. He personally expedited critical deliveries at Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. He was also instrumental in the setup of the India Office and Scrum implementation leading to a 23% spike in efficiency. He has a patent and a paper on regenerative braking in electric vehicles, to his name.
 

Team Mohali
Aashish Sharma
President

Aashish comes with 6.5 years of international work experience in the exploration segment of world’s largest OFS provider – Schlumberger. He has an extensive oilfield services experience – both offshore and onshore - in 18 countries spanning over 5 continents with people from over 35 nationalities. From leading the planning and execution of multi-million dollar seismic surveys in technically and physically challenging offshore environments to providing Operations support to Schlumberger’s marine field crews from Oslo Technology Center, the experience developed his expertise in project management, process redesign and efficiency improvement. He is a graduate in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay.


Sukrant Tulsi
Vice President / L&D Coordinator

Sukrant is a graduate in mechanical engineering from BITS Pilani and has worked for 4 years in the energy consulting sphere. Before joining ISB, he was a team lead for a Norwegian consulting firm and was responsible for developing their multi-million dollar business tools. He has a comprehensive knowledge of upstream Oil & Gas industry, fiscal regimes and forecast & valuation models.


Prakhar Joshi
Events Coordinator

Prakhar graduated in Mining engineering from IIT(ISM), Dhanbad. He has worked in Coal India Limited, world’s largest coal producing company, for five years and seven months in different managerial roles. His experience ranges across diverse fields like operations, project planning, project management, general management, contract management and supply chain. For three years he successfully led a team of 120 performing core operations for the company. He developed, from scratch, storage and distribution facility for explosives and detonators. He also managed the dispatch supply chain of coal to thermal power plants. During his stint at Coal India, he was exposed to unique roles like conducting general elections and implementing CSR initiatives for the company. He is green-belt certified in Lean Six Sigma methodology.