Team Hyderabad
Sanchit Mital

Sanchit holds a B.Tech degree in Chemical Engineering from NIT, Warangal. Prior to ISB, he had spent 3.8 years with KRIBHCO as a Senior Engineer (Production). In his 3+ years with the manufacturing setup, Sanchit has handled roles like Shift Incharge, Panel Incharge, Project Leader and Traning Incharge. He is a certified Six Sigma Green and Yellow Belt holder and has multiple certifications in Supply Chain Management from the Rutgers University of New Jersey. He is a DAAD Scholar and has a published paper in the famous international journal “Nature”. He has headed organizations like Chemical Engineering Association and Nature Club in NIT Warangal. He is very passionate about Badminton and is also an A1 certified German Speaker.

Jayadeep P
Vice President Jayadeep has three years of work experience in Supply Chain Management. He has worked in ITC Limited and Strides Shasun Limited. In his last assignment at Strides Shasun, he was responsible for demand planning and capacity planning for their Manufacturing facility in Singapore. At ITC , he was responsible for material procurement and alternate vendor development for their paperboards factory. In both these roles, he has undertaken cost optimization initiatives that generated considerable savings in their costs. Jayadeep holds a B Tech in Mechanical engineering from College of Engineering Trivandrum and a post-graduation in Liberal Arts from Ashoka University. He is a passionate rider of motorcycles, enjoys water coloring and is an avid reader of philosophical novels.
Swathy Lekshmy
External Liaison A graduate in Production & Industrial Engineering from NIT Bhopal, Swathy had worked in Tata Motors as a Senior Manager for 5.5 years prior to joining ISB. Swathy gained hands on experience in product development by working on Tata’s major passenger vehicle projects such as Nano, Tiago, Tigor and Nexon before moving into a corporate profile where she was handling the budget allocation for entire Tata Motors aggregate business. Apart from work she also likes to play badminton, dance, meet new people and travel whenever possible.
Abhinav Ashok Jha
Alumni Relations Coordinator

Abhinav has a diverse experience of 6.5 years in project management and operations in the Medical Equipment Industry. As a Project Manager with Philips, he led a wide range of projects worth over Rs. 200 cr. across the country in corporate, defense and government hospitals from Tier 1 to Tier 3 cities. During his tenure, he was instrumental in driving key initiatives for process optimization leading to remarkable cost savings and was chosen as a speaker at the Asian PM Summit for ‘Excellence in Project Management’. He holds a B.E. (Electronics & Telecommunication) from BIT, Mesra. In his free time, Abhinav likes to swim, travel and indulge in adventure sports.

Rashmi Agarwal
Alumni Coordinator

An Instrumentation and Control Engineer from the University of Pune, Rashmi brings a diverse experience of 4+ years with Eaton’s Aerospace Business – as a Test Engineer and as a Project Leader in the Program Management vertical. Most recently, she was responsible to administer strategic program planning and risk mitigation for Eaton’s fluid distribution product line - on Airbus, Rolls Royce and COMAC platforms- by managing an integrated program team spanned across different geographies. Rashmi is certified Green Belt for Six Sigma from Eaton Quality Institute. Work aside, in her free time, Rashmi likes to swim, dance and explore different places.

Santosh P

A passionate design engineer with 6.5 years of experience in Oil & Gas EPC industry and Lean Six-Sigma Green belt certified professional, Santosh has breadth of experience in detail engineering and bidding of downstream and refinery projects. He joined Petrofac Engineering India Pvt. Ltd. as a graduate engineering trainee and worked on engineering of diverse projects such as Upstream separation, Sulfur Recovery Units and Refineries for clients such as Saudi Aramco, KOC and ORPIC. As a design engineer in Instrumentation & Control, he has worked on developing specifications, technical bid evaluations, vendor design reviews and inspections for complex instrument items and supported project construction activities in middle east, gaining expertise in coordinating with international Vendors & Clients. He was finalist for Rising Star award of 2016 in Petrofac International and was part of the Top 20 teams in Petrofac’s prestigious EVE Awards. Apart from engineering, his interest spans over crickets, badminton and events organizing.

Shruti Shah
LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR Shruti holds a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from LIT Nagpur. She has more than 4.5 years of work experience in the Petrochemical sector with Reliance Industries Ltd. – working in varied functions such as Operations and Designing. She was the first female to lead the Mono Ethylene Glycol plant as a Shift Engineer at RIL’s Hazira Manufacturing Division. During her tenure, she worked on troubleshooting process operations and improving overall process efficiency by optimizing critical process parameters. Prior to joining ISB, she was involved in Designing of upcoming Jamnagar refinery and petrochemical plants and Detailed Engineering of various revamp projects at RIL. In addition, she is a certified six-sigma green belt holder. Outside professional-life, she enjoys trekking, travelling and dancing.
Anoop Rajan
Operations Anoop has 6.5 years of work experience in operations, general management, and process improvement. Anoop started working with Linde India Limited, Mumbai which manufactured industrial gases. He was involved in setting up of gas plants across the country and establishing systems and standards.
During his tenure, he worked on optimizing production processes and ensuring product quality. He conceptualized and worked on several focused, ‘high impact’ projects to achieve significant improvements in unit profitability. He is a certified six-sigma green belt holder and has received Linde’s global awards for delivering cost savings.
Before joining ISB, Anoop was Deputy Site Head for Linde’s production unit at Dahej, Gujarat where he was responsible for the overall site management.
Anoop holds a B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering) from College Of Engineering, Trivandrum. In his free time, Anoop likes to play Ultimate frisbee or enjoy a swim.
Ankana Dhar
Marketing Lead Ankana holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from NIT Durgapur and believes that she is an engineer at heart. She carried her passion for Robotics and Electronic machines from her college to her first employment at Tata Motors Ltd. She has 3 years of experience in the Commercial Vehicle Industry. Though she built her core competence in Industrial Automation and Maintenance, she has applied her skill set in diverse projects such as Quality Improvement, Electrical Safety Management, Direct Material Cost Reduction, Teardown Benchmarking of commercial vehicles, Should Costing and many more. She has served as the Event secretary of GET Club, Tata Motors Ltd. Jamshedpur and led a number of CSR initiatives in the city, organized two editions of WHEELS, a fest with a participation of over 5000 children from all over the city and also served as part of the pit crew of T1 Prima Racing. Trained in Kathak, dancing comes naturally to Ankana, while a good book and a cup of tea defines her idle day.
Abhijeet Jalihal
CAS COORDINATOR A Mining Engineer from National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, Abhijeet has worked with Coal India Limited in Jharkhand for four years prior to ISB. As a production shift manager, he has lead a team of 100 miners and staff in daily extraction of coal from underground coal mine. He has been awarded with the Second Class Manager's Certificate of Competency under Coal Mines Regulations 1957, Govt of India, to manage the coal mines. Along with handling production scheduling and resource allocation, he has also worked in coal despatch to thermal powerplants via railway siding and road.  In his roles, Abhijeet has focussed on resource optimisation, process streamlining, and bottlenecks management. In his free time, Abhijeet writes poems, plays badminton, and reads on a variety of topics.
Team Mohali
Hitanshu Monga

Hitanshu is an Industrial engineer from NIT, Kurukshetra. He has a rich 5.5 Years of experience in Operations in Honda Cars and Tata Motors. Major area he has worked in is Global Sourcing and Supply Chain for Asian Oceania region, Strategic Risk Management and Project management. He has managed more than 150 major suppliers in automobile industry during his tenure, acted as an operation consultant to strategic long term suppliers and improved their productivity and profitability by employing his knowledge of Six Sigma and lean management. Work aside, in his free time, Hitanshu likes to travel and to explore different places and is passionate about driving cars. 

Ajinkya Degaonkar
Vice President

Ajinkya is a Mechanical Engineer from National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal. He has a rich experience of nearly 5 years in multiple domains such as production management, project management, Quality Control & Assurance and customer management. He has worked with Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. in Vehicle Production Quality department taking care of Market and Production Quality and regulatory compliances for Indian & Global markets. The key highlight of his tenure at Maruti Suzuki are successful production-ramp up of 5 car brands and various design-level cost reduction and Quality improvement projects. On personal front, he is die-hard Football fan.

Dikshant Khanna
Alumni Relations Coordinator

Dikshant is an electrical engineer from Delhi College of Engineering (now DTU). He comes with an experience of close to 6 years in Supply Chain and Technology consulting.
Prior to ISB he worked with Deloitte Consulting USI and EY. During his stint with Deloitte, he worked as a business process consultant in their technology vertical, creating tech architectural solutions for clients in the US. In EY he worked as a supply chain consultant in their performance improvement service line, primarily in the area of logistics optimization. He has also worked in business development activities in EY. On a personal front, Dikshant is a cycling enthusiast and an avid traveler.



Ayush Yadav
L&D, Career Advancement Coordinator

Ayush holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from Thapar university, Patiala. He has close to 4 years of work experience with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited(BPCL)- Mumbai Refinery. During his tenure, he has worked in the Scheduling and Blending department of the Refinery, ensuring optimized blends of various transportation fuels for Western India. He was also a member of several commission projects and P&ID formulation for the complex existing facilities. Beyond ‘work life’, Ayush loves to play football and table tennis. He is also passionate about travelling to different parts of the country.




Geetika Rana
Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Geetika has a diverse experience of 5 years and 9 months in Supply Chain operations, Project management and strategic sourcing. Prior to ISB, Geetika worked in Maruti Suzuki, overseeing vendor management and indigenization projects. She attributes her immense learning curve to a rich exposure of the company’s vast supplier base of Electronic/ Electrical/ Mechanical origin. The key highlights of her tenure at Maruti Suzuki are her cost reduction initiatives for a leaner supply chain and project leadership in myriad challenging projects involving Quality Audits. She is an Electronics and Communication engineer from IGIT, Delhi. Apart from work, Geetika loves travelling, playing table tennis and is passionate about driving, having participated in motorsports rallies.




Saroj Jhadav
Events Coordinator

Saroj, a graduate of NIT Trichy 2014 batch, has worked with Procter & Gamble for 3 years and Dow Chemical for a year before joining ISB. In her role as a Product Supply Manager at P&G, she has handled operations for Gillette shave care and Olay skin care packaging. She has also led several productivity improvement, automation projects and new initiatives and detailed design engineering projects in her previous roles. She likes reading books on economics, business and science fiction in her free time.