Meet the Indian School of Business’ MBA Class of 2017

Robin Malik

Indian School of Business

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: I am an entrepreneur, mountaineer and paragliding pilot launching a Fintech startup using Blockchain.

Hometown: Toronto, Canada.

Fun Fact About Yourself: I have travelled the entire length of the Himalayan range on an Enfield.

Undergraduate School and Major: University of Toronto, B.Eng in Civil Engineering

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: Scotiabank, FX Options Trader

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: My biggest accomplishment would have to be pricing and executing a multi-billion dollar notional trade alone.

Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants? I would advise future students to not get caught up in the job placement process and to stay true to themselves. The pressure and stress of finding that elusive consulting job can take away all the growth prospects that a business provides.

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? I wanted to hit the ground running in getting connected with the entrepreneurial ecosystem that the school provides both internally and externally. As part of NASSCOM 10,000 startups program, I have been able to get connected with India’s leading investors and mentors. I should have ample support from the startup ecosystem by the time I finish the programme.

Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? My dream ‘job’ is to be able to successfully run a unicorn startup. And I also want to climb the Himalayas part-time. In all seriousness, a buy-side role with a sovereign wealth fund doesn’t seem too bad.

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? I would like to be seen as somebody who stuck to his roots and refused to let go of the entrepreneurial dream.   

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