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Yashomati Bachul Koul
In the first episode of Insights, the podcast series by vCoach Academy, we interact with Yashomati Bachul Koul, a Principal at Kearney based out of the San Francisco Office, and pick insights from their experiences in management consulting. Join us as we learn more about a career in management consulting - what does it take to get in and perform well, and what makes it an attractive career choice for MBA graduates worldwide.
Founder, MBA 360 Admissions
In this episode of Insights, we discuss MBA applications and B-Schools with internationally acclaimed MBA admissions consultant, Ms. Barbara Coward. Barbara, Founder and Principal at MBA 360 Admissions believes that everyone considering business school deserves the opportunity to put a compelling application forward regardless of setbacks in life. Learn more about the future of B-School admissions, perspectives of B-school admissions officers, and how to make compelling arguments to stand out from the crowd.
Director, EdTech Lab, Imperial College Business School
In this episode, we interact with Dr. David LeFevre - Director of the EdTech Lab at Imperial College Business School, and Founder of Insendi & Epigeum, organizations meant to transform online modes of instruction in higher education. Gain insights on the future of technology in education, innovations so far, and the impact of COVID-19 on EdTech.
John A. Byrne
Founder and Editor in Chief,
In this episode of Insights, we discuss the MBA world with Mr. John Byrne. John is the Founder of C-Change Media, best known for Poets & Quants. What is the best time to apply for an MBA now? How has COVID impacted B-Schools? And how do we go about choosing the right management degree? Tune in to get answers to these questions and many more.
Susman Godfrey LLP
In this episode, we have a conversation with Ms. Kalpana Srinivasan on the role of women in corporate leadership, and how it impacts the world. Kalpana is the first woman Managing Partner of Susman Godfrey LLP, a U.S. law firm focused on commercial litigation. Kalpana has received many accolades for herself. Listen to Kalpana talking about the kind of choices which helped her in her career, and some tips and advice for the young women who are starting their careers.
Head of KIVA US
Join us in our interaction with Mr. Rohit Agarwal, Head of KIVA US, ex-McKinsey and ex-Teach For America, as we discuss careers at McKinsey, and what drives consultants to create impact in nonprofits and the education industry. KIVA (kiva.org) is a nonprofit organization that enables students and low-income entrepreneurs across the world to get loans at zero (or very low) interest rates.
Professor of Finance,
Harvard Business School
In this episode, Prof. Mihir Desai, Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance at Harvard Business School, and Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, shares his experiences and insights on the financial services industry. We discuss the future of jobs in finance, entrepreneurship, and careers in academia vs corporate roles. Prof. Mihir Desai is an award-winning teacher and a leading scholar of corporate finance and policy. He is also the author of two acclaimed books on Finance - How Finance Works & Wisdom of Finance.
Hon MP & Chairman of Parliamentary
Standing Committee on Finance
In this episode of Insights, we discuss with Mr. Jayant Sinha his experiences and key learnings from his illustrious private and political career. Tune in to learn about his professional advice, and what it takes to be a great leader in the corporate world, and while serving your country. Mr. Jayant Sinha is the current Chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, formerly the Minister of State for Finance and Minister of State for Civil Aviation. He is a former Partner at McKinsey & Company and an alumnus of Harvard Business School, the University of Pennsylvania, and IIT Delhi.
Senior Associate Dean
In this episode, we discuss higher education in finance and its impact on jobs, and the role of EdTech in higher education. Join us in our conversation with Prof. Allan Eberhart, Professor of Finance & Senior Associate Dean at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. Prof Allan is an expert in finance and also the Founding Director of Master of Science in Finance Program (the first technology intensive program at the McDonough School of Business).
Founder and Chairman
In this episode, we discuss about Impact Entrepreneurship (or in other words, social entrepreneurship) in India with Vineet Rai. Vineet is the Founder and Chairman of Aavishkaar Group, an impact investing firm affecting million of livelihoods in Asia and Africa. Listen to Vineet talk about what made him choose this path and his journey. Also learn essentials of impact entrepreneurship, what do investors look for, which type of investors to select and how to strategise the losses which COVID has made to economy.
Group Chief Sustainability Officer
We have Mr. Siddharth Sharma who is also former Director of Ministry of Finance and Financial Advisor to the 13th & 14th Presidents of India. Mr. Sharma talks about how his career began as a Civil Servant, the various challenges he faced during the journey and how he finally achieved all his accomplishments. We also discuss how the government jobs can be differentiated from the corporates, what kind of activities should students participate in to become capable for this role and things one should keep in mind while transitioning from corporate to government, or vice-versa.
Dean of Global Business
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
In this episode, we discuss academic and corporate careers with Prof. Bhaskar Chakravorti. Prof. Bhaskar also provides interesting insights on global business education, the importance of thought diversity and contextual intelligence, and the need for business leaders in the world. Prof. Bhaskar is the Dean of global business at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. In an illustrious 30-year career, Prof. Bhaskar has been a Partner at McKinsey & Company, a faculty member at Harvard Business School, and a distinguished scholar at MIT's Legatum Center.
Dean, Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
In this episode, Prof. Scott DeRue shares his views on the evolving global perspectives of management education and the need for thought diversity in impactful leadership. Join us as we discuss the MBA program at Ross, the international class profile, and why a global MBA matters.
Prof. Scott DeRue is the Edward J. Frey Dean of Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. Prof. Scott has been named among the 50 most influential business professors in the world for his work on leadership, team performance, talent management, and organisational transformation.
Global Head - Catalyst Fund
BCG | Everstone Group
Joining us in this episode is Ms. Ratna Mehta, Global Head of the Catalyst Fund at Wadhwani Foundation. Tune in to listen to Ms. Ratna's remarkable insights on careers and experiences in investing, the differences between private equity and venture capital, what investors look for in any venture, and the need of the hour for entrepreneurship in India. If you are interested in pursuing careers in venture capitals or private equity firms, here's all what you'd like to know! In her diverse & illustrious career, Ms. Ratna Mehta has also held roles as a management consultant and investment advisor at the Boston Consulting Group, and as Executive Director at the Everstone Group.
Alumni Board Member
Harvard Business School
In this episode of Insights, tune in to listen to Ms. Fariha Ansari Javed, who talks about her incredible career journey and how has building her network played an immense role in what she's today. Learn hands on insights on how can you enhance your networking skills, do's and don'ts while approaching new people and what different to do to gain the most out of your careers. Fariha is currently the Director at The Common Room, a platform to expose entrepreneurs to people and ideas driving world-class innovation. She's also a Board Member in the Global Alumni Board & HBS Club of India at Harvard Business School. Prior to this, she was an advisor at the Investment Office of the Presidency of Turkey. One of her most proud moments was her becoming the youngest Manager at the International Property Business, Zurich North America.
David H Brown
Director of Executive Education
Imperial Business School
In this episode of Insights, we discuss the ins and outs of executive education with Mr. David Brown - what executive education offers, who is it for and what it conveys to employers. We also deep dive into David's views on how the executive MBA is evolving and the challenges the CoVID pandemic has brought about disruptions in supply chains.
Mr. David H Brown is the Director of Executive Education at the Imperial College Business School. David also holds an MBA from London Business School and previously served as a Partner at Accenture, among other roles.
Reed Shafer Ray
Co-Founder and COO
Lead For America
Joining us in this episode is Mr Reed Shafer-Ray, Co-Founder and COO at Lead For America. Tune in to listen to Mr Reed's remarkable insights on careers and experiences in Non-Profits, what all it takes to build and sustain social entrepreneurship, how to sail the tides of socio-political situations and much more. If you find the world of Social Impact and reforms fascinating, here's all that you'd like to know!
In this episode of Insights, we have a conversation with Radha Abrol, who is currently the Managing Director at Accenture and was Director of Finance at Microsoft prior to this. Learn essentials of financial controls, what skillsets can build your profile for related careers along with her experience at the top corporate firms, giving insights on the decision making in an organisation, what all affects your career trajectory along with some golden words of advice for the young professionals!
CEO, ZEE5 India
Co-Founder, Big FM
In the next episode of Insights, we have with us Mr. Tarun Katial (CEO, ZEE5 India). Listen to him talk about having leadership roles in companies like Sony & Star, and how he believes in having entrepreneurial mindset for ZEE5 India. Also get a glimpse of the changing scenerio in content in OTT industry and COVID impact on this.
Tarun has had prior roles as the Head of Channel at Star TV Network and Business Head at Sony. He was the founder CEO of Big FM and currently along with his role at ZEE5 also serves as the Chairman DEC of IAMAI.
Talent and Leadership,
In this episode of Insights, we come across Aparna Maroo-Jain, who is currently the lead at Tata Global Internships, Education and Careers. Her career is a motivation for a lot of working females in India, with experiences of working in top corporates as well as working in her own startup venture. Listen to this discussion on some very essential topics like differences of working in startups and corporates, how to choose between quality work and brand, and challenges women face post returning from career break.
Global Vice President- HR,
Home Care Segment, Unilever
BP Biddappa is the Global Vice President- HR in the Global Home Care, New Business Models and Firm of the Future at Unilever. He has had an illustrious career of almost three decades working at diversing roles at HUL. In this podcast series, he shares his experiencs and learnings throughout his journey. What technological evolutions have taken place in the industry? How has Covid-19 affected he industry? Tune in to get answers to these questions and many more.
Country Director, PATH
ex-Chief Executive, WaterAid India
Neeraj Jain is the Country Director at PATH. With an illustrious career and vast experiences, his roles have transformed from being associated with the business world to leading various non-profit organisations. In this podcast series, he shares his experiences and learnings throughout his journey. What are some of the key advancements over the years that have transformed business processes? What is needed for building a successful career? Tune in to get answers to these questions and many more.