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My journey began with a BBA from NMIMS Mumbai, where I laid the foundation for my career by pursuing internships at prominent organizations like Nalanda Wealth Management, Spinnaker Analytics, EY, Windrose Capital, etc. These internships gave me a comprehensive understanding of various facets of the financial landscape and led me to discover my true interest in investment management.
Post-graduation, I joined TresVista as a vital extension of the investment team for a USD 6 billion private equity fund based in the US. My time at TresVista sharpened my analytical skills and equipped me with the ability to tackle complex financial challenges.
To further enrich my expertise, I transitioned to Deloitte, albeit for a short stint, where I excelled as part of the corporate finance advisory team, engaging in strategic projects focusing on the DACH region. This experience expanded my knowledge and fortified my understanding of international finance.
A pivotal moment in my career arrived when I joined the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF). My role encompassed creating NIIF’s inaugural USD 600 million bilateral fund in collaboration with the JBIC, Japan – “The India-Japan Fund”. As the primary analyst, I spearheaded the establishment of the fund, managing legal, commercial, and business intricacies. My contribution earned me a rare opportunity to join the investment team of the India-Japan Fund.
Deals currently working/worked on: SmartLabs (Lifesciences) – United States, CSS Corp (Tech-enabled IT Services) – United States, Wireless Vision (T-mobile retail store operator) – United States, A market-leading e2-wheeler manufacturer in India (undisclosed due to confidentiality) – India, A subsidiary of a leading listed entity in India (undisclosed due to confidentiality) – India, A waste-to-fuel company that enables a circular economy in developing economies through Integrated Solid Waste Management (ISWM) (undisclosed due to confidentiality) – India, A microgrid business with dispersed power solutions to various telecom players and MSMEs in India (undisclosed due to confidentiality) – India; and A leading solar panel manufacturer in India (undisclosed due to confidentiality) – India.
Beyond my professional career, I possess a strong penchant for sports. Having played football at the state level, I imbibed valuable leadership qualities and team dynamics. I have also led the NIIF cricket team to numerous victories in various tournaments. Diversifying my interests, I embraced opportunities in the world of entertainment. I was a television commentator for Gujarat Titans during Tata IPL Season 16, reaching audiences with my engaging insights into the game.
Additionally, I was featured in a TV commercial for LinkedIn during the pandemic, embracing my passion for acting. In parallel, I have actively assisted Mr. Tamal Bandyopadhyay with his book – “Pandemonium: The Great Indian Banking Tragedy,” which has been an enriching intellectual pursuit.
Target School: Wharton
Considering: Chicago Booth, Harvard, MIT Sloan, Stanford GSB, Yale, London Business School
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Application Status: Open
Undergrad School: NMIMS
Undergrad Major: Finance
Ethnicity: Asian or Indian
Other Degree/Certification: CFA Level II
School Name: CFA Institute
Created a USD 600 million private equity fund that will specifically invest in the decarbonization sectors in India. This was done by raising capital from the Government of India, who has invested USD 300 million and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), a public policy based financial institution in Japan, investing the remaining USD 300 million. As of now, I have invested USD 50 million in the Electric Mobility sector - that has created a north of 300 jobs in 2 months. | I have deep interest in sports. Expanding on to that I was a cricket broadcaster for the biggest cricket league in world - Indian Premier League (IPL) for a team called Gujarat Titans on Jio Cinemas (owned by Indian conglomerate - Reliance). Average viewership for the matches and my commentary hovered b/w 20 - 25 million on a given point in time. | Have played football at the state level. Have assisted Mr. Tamal B, a famous financial writer in India with his book - have my name in credits as well. Have done a digital advertisement for LinkedIn. Led my organization to win several cricket tournaments in the PE/VC sector in India. Was also awarded the first position in the EY case study competition.
Title: Research Analyst
Industry: Venture Capital
Company: Top Firm
Length of Employment: 1 yr, 11 mos
Title: Senior Executive
Company: Fortune 500
Length of Employment: 1 yr, 6 mos
Major wins/successes at work include:
– Youngest and the first person ever to Create a USD 600 million private equity fund that will specifically invest in the decarbonization sectors in India. This was done by raising capital from the Government of India, who has invested USD 300 million and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), a public policy based financial institution in Japan, investing the remaining USD 300 million. As of now, I have invested USD 50 million in the Electric Mobility sector – that has created a north of 300 jobs in 2 months
Post MBA Goals are clear:
– Would really like to stay in the same industry – Private Equity. Doing an MBA to enhance my skill further sets with an aim of mobilizing more public and private capital from all over the world towards sustainability, job creation, and well-being with a focus on creating commercial returns for the investor.
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What an incredibly impressive background for someone at your young age. Your GMAT score for Wharton is on target, though your GPA is low for the school. Nonetheless, you have a lot of accomplishments and people who work in VC or PE are few and far between. I think Wharton will go for this if you convince them that is where you really want to get your MBA and the rest of your application (essays and recs) are strong. Good luck. Let us know how it goes.
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