Tell us who you are!
Consultant by profession, networker by passion. I work with Alvarez & Marsal (India) providing transaction advisory to Private Equity houses and strategy solutions to corporate groups. I completed my management studies from SPJIMR and Reutlingen University, specializing in finance and strategy. KPMG India is where I started my career and worked for 4 years. Was lucky to get an opportunity to be a part of the team which set-up the transaction & strategy advisory practice for A&M in India about three years back.
Tell us more about your career steps and other projects you were part of!
Consulting has been a profession which has grown on me over the years. While doing my engineering, I had realized that understanding different businesses always excited me. As a result, consulting became an obvious career choice. Over the past 7 years I have done about 40+ projects servicing both Indian and international clients. Have worked across multiple sectors but the food & agriculture and consumer sector has been my focus for the past 5 years.
What does “Social Capital” mean to you?
Social capital is an asset which is timeless, ever appreciating and equally beneficial to the entire network. It is the power of relationships, the opportunity to exchange ideas and platform to understand cultures that provides for a great medium to learn, teach, inspire and eventually be a better human.
What makes you successful in life/current job?
Nothing very different I guess. Work hard, be proactive, learn from people around, think, apply and be hungry. Be hungry always! What works and what is required changes with every role. I have tried to adapt as much possible to this reality, constantly introspect and look for negative feedback. What I believe is necessary is to always keep one’s passion alive. It helps to maintain the much needed balance and provides the space to step back and think.
What are your aspirations as a 1World Mentor for the 1World Social Capital Program?
To assist and learn from the mentees and fellow mentors.
What can you offer your 1World Mentee?
My experience – the learnings, the mistakes, what worked, what didn’t. An outside view, because at times a third party perspective is necessary to take the next step. Moreover, an inspiration can come from anywhere, why not a mentor!
What does your ideal 1World Mentee look like?
Do you believe there is a glass ceiling for young female professionals? If yes, how can we break it?
Yes. Despite many conscious actions taken up by companies globally, there still remains much to achieve for female professionals. To start with, there is a need for acceptance of females as equal individuals, and then colleagues. I believe this basic change in mindset can set many things straight.