Mr. CPG Senior Manager/ Climbing Enthusiast

About Me:

I am a Corporate Finance and Growth Strategy Manager at a top global consumer goods firm, leading multiple initiatives and projects focusing on route-to-market & growth strategy & cost optimization. I am also co-owner of the fastest-growing indoor climbing gym in my home country, where the sport, despite under the radar, is growing at a fast pace.


Target School: MIT Sloan

Considering: Berkeley Haas, Chicago Booth

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Non US School (Best school in my country)

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.6 (Top 5%)

GMAT: 720

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Mentor for college students via several reputable organizations | Full marathon runner, run 42 km in 4 hours (top 5% in the world) and 21 km under 2 hours | Avid climber, specialized in bouldering

Work History:

Title: Senior Manager

Industry: CPG

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos

Title: COO

Industry: Sport climbing gym

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 4 mos

Big Life Wins:

– Led several projects driving large-scale transformation for the company, driving savings of millions of USD annually.
– Got double promotion in one year, senior manager.
– Led the climbing gym with my partner through the difficult period of the Covid lockdown, recovered after the pandemic, and achieved sustainable growth.

Post MBA Goal:

– Want to work in a global sports equipment company to gain knowledge about the market.
– Continue to expand the climbing gym in my home country using the knowledge/relationships I gain during my MBA.
– My long-term goal is to start my own sports equipment company in my country, creating affordable products and promoting active outdoor lifestyles.


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  • Patty Keegan, Fortuna Admissions | Odds Assessment: 60%

    Hi, Mr. CPG Senior Manager/Climbing Enthusiast. Congratulations on combining a corporate climb with actual physical climbing! A double promotion in one year is impressive. In your application, be sure to focus on the reasons behind that rare occurrence. Your leadership of several projects with savings in the millions is likely the reason for the promotions. Great news. MIT embraces applicants who have been intimately involved in large transformations. Your 720 GMAT is slightly below their GMAT average of 730, but not out of the question. Your 3.6 GPA in economics should make up for that in part. Lean in to your entrepreneurship experience and success, focus on your corporate wins, and emphasize how your active lifestyle will contribute to the experiences of your classmates. You …

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