I was born in Meerut, a small town in India located 70 km west of New Delhi. Raised on many places all over India, I embraced plurality in cultures and peoples at a very young age. I earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Pune in western India, where I developed my love for automobiles. After graduating, I worked as a design engineer for Tata Motors for over 4, where I overhauled legacy product portfolios and designed future vehicles for Tata Motors. I then helped Ford Motor Company conceptualize and develop its product strategy for small cars. Before B-School, I spent six months at private equity firm focused on impact investing and social sector enterprise. Now as a Kenan Scholar, I am working with Dr. Jayshankar Swaminathan on a project related to digitization of value chain.
In my career, I have consistently moved towards more strategic roles with my employer; from designing to developing full product portfolios. I came to Kenan-Flagler to hone my skill in developing big picture focus for products which involve several facets of business knowledge, so I have been taking courses of varied disciplines ranging from marketing to operations. After building a solid business foundation and combining that with my diverse experience, I hope to offer companies a well-rounded perspective. My career is focused on roles which have the most impact on managing disruptions in industries. My long term goal is to work in a strategy role, where I am successfully guiding the adoption of innovations in the markets they serve.
I am a self-acclaimed motorhead. My most thrilling experience so far has been to drive a sports car on Charlotte Motor Speedway. In my undergrad studies, I designed an all-terrain vehicle for a national championship. When time permits, I like to travel; I have gone to 8 countries so far, and I am looking forward to visiting more. I also love nature walks and cycling through UNC’s beautiful campus in the mornings.