Nishchay Singh

Designation 
Director, Finance and Governance Council
Sector 
Financial Consulting
Work Experience 
2 Years 6 Months
Previous Company 
PwC India
Professional Interests 
Leadership & Strategy
Other Interests 
All Sports, Quizzing, Theatre, Time-lapses
Profile type 
Graduate Student Association
WHY PGP? AND WHY ISB?
PGP was a calculated long-term plan that started with my selection to the Young Leaders’ Programme (YLP) in 2016. Having deferred my admission and extended my stay at PwC Deal Advisory, I believe that PGP has come at the right moment. I intend to accelerate my career, expand my network and build on my leadership skills through this program. ISB is a great fit considering its renowned faculty, extensive alumni network and the opportunity to excel in multiple fields.
WHAT ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AND FOCUS AREAS THIS YEAR?

As the FGC Director, I aim to streamline two important issues – how to best utilise the student budget; and how to ensure transparency & fairness for all student led initiatives.

 

The Governance initiative is something I take pride in as the FGC is the watchdog of the GSB, Professional & Social Clubs. Holding office bearers accountable and ensuring the best experience for all things ISB is extremely rewarding. As an extension, the FGC facilitates all nuances related to business school competitions.

 

Shadow-A-CEO is an FGC event, where a few students will get the opportunity to spend a day with the CEOs of their choice, while also contributing to charity for a social outreach program.

WHAT IS IT THAT YOU WANT TO LEARN AND BECOME MORE PROFICIENT AT DURING YOUR STAY AT THE ISB?

For me the “Year of Transformation’ is all about excelling in uncertain circumstances and developing a broader perspective about businesses. I aim to master the art of thinking in a structured manner and sharpening my knack of problem solving. More importantly, I want to maximise learning within and beyond the classroom, by trying my hand in a variety of experiences.

WHAT SUGGESTIONS WOULD YOU LIKE TO GIVE TO A PROSPECTIVE STUDENT ABOUT ISB?

All those anecdotes about ‘being yourself’ are true. Have clarity about why PGP at ISB and the rest will fall in place. This is a school that celebrates your diversity and pushes you to become a better version of yourself every day. The charm of the program lies in its intensity and rigour. Come in with no presumptions and embrace the ‘Year of Transformation’.