2022 MBA To Watch: Uttiya Mukherjee, IIM Ahmedabad

Uttiya Mukherjee                          

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

“6+ year experienced professional in entrepreneurship, fund raising, and R&D execution with dual masters.”

Hometown: Kolkata, West Bengal

Fun fact about yourself: I had published research on nanophysics in an international journal by Royal Society of Chemistry and have worked extensively on quantum chemistry.

Undergraduate School and Degree:

Undergraduate: Jadavpur University, B.E. (Bachelor’s in Engineering)

Postgraduate: Indian Institute of Science, M.E. (Master’s in Engineering)

Where was the last place you worked before enrolling in business school?

Company: Etrio Automobiles Pvt Ltd

Role: Chief of Strategy

Where have you interned during business school? Not Applicable for 1 year program

Where will you be working after graduation? BCG South-East Asia, Kuala Lumpur

Community Work and Leadership Roles in Business School:

Committee: Placement Committee, Role: Vice-Recruitment Secretary

Club: Consulting, AI&ML, Energy, Role: Core team member

Author of Published Paper: Navigating uncertainties towards inclusion of LGBT+: An Indian Context.

Which academic or extracurricular achievement are you most proud of during business school? As part of placement committee, I played a significant part in onboarding management consulting companies in program placement. After a long hiatus, it achieved unprecedented placement statistics over last 5 years enabling over 75% of 7+ years experienced professions to completely transition into a different domain from incoming industry domain.

What achievement are you most proud of in your professional career? I played a significant role in scaling my last electric vehicle startup from pre-revenue to USD 5m+ revenue with two funding rounds of approximately USD $4m despite the immense adverse effects on the overall automotive industry due to COVID-19.

Why did you choose this business school? The PGPX program by Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad is the best in the country with the innate focus on Strategy domain, which formed the perfect harmony between my incoming role as a strategy professional and outgoing goal of a management consultant.

Who was your favorite MBA professor? While it is hard to narrow it down to one, Professor Amit Karna from the Strategy department remains a favorite.

What was your favorite MBA event or tradition at your business school? The Red Brick Summit, which is the annual management symposium at IIM Ahmedabad, is my favorite event here owing to diverse leadership exposure and rigorous competitive events.

Looking back over your MBA experience, what is the one thing you’d do differently and why? One thing I would like to do differently is to be more active in class participation, particularly in courses entailing Leadership.

What is one thing you did during the application process that gave you an edge at the business school you chose? While my diverse experience, ranging from Nano-sciences to R&D to operations to strategy, helped me get an edge in the application process, one particular aspect would be my entrepreneurship experience while scaling my startup.

Who most influenced your decision to pursue business as a student? The CEO of my last company: Mr. Deepak MV

I actively learnt how an MBA degree had imparted him with the perfect balance of a structured thought process combined with dynamic thinking with a tint of hustle and leadership. He became my mentor and imparted me with numerous hard and soft skills ranging from corporate finance to hiring for leadership roles.

What are the top two items on your professional bucket list?

Short-Term: Aide and enable governments on a roadmap for digital transformation of the sustainability sector built on Web 3.0.

Long-Term: Actively tackle wicked problems with regards to digital aspects of sustainable and cost-effective transportation across the world.

What made Uttiya such an invaluable addition to the Class of 2022?

“As a graduate from the top science school in India, Uttiya already has an amazing academic pedigree. Further, as a core member of the placement team, contributions of Uttiya in placing most of the cohort is phenomenal, including on-board several new firms for recruitment. His batch and the administration sincerely appreciate his efforts.”


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