Conference Chairs

Alekhya Audi
Co-Chair
Startups

Born in Hyderabad, India, Alekhya pursued her undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay). She joined Bain & Company as a management consultant in 2016 and spent 4 years at the firm working across industrial goods, telecom and private equity projects. She also joined the Clinton Health Access Initiative for a 6 month externship in 2019. At Wharton, Alekhya is majoring in the Operations, Information and Decisions Department and is currently pursuing a summer internship with Johnson & Jonshon’s Health Tech Strategy & Partnerships team.

Gautam Chokhani
Co-Chair
Speakers, Operations and Finance

Gautam is currently spending his summer with the Amazon Alexa team as a ProductManager. Born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, he pursued an undergraduatedegree at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and subsequently joined JP Morgan in their capital markets team working on derivatives structuring andsales based out of Mumbai and Singapore offices. About two years into it,Gautam went on to start a venture in the clean-tech space, focussed on rooftopsolar power systems and waste to energy generation. His journey as anentrepreneur helped him discover his passion for building products that couldimpact the lives of people and led him to work on other technology ideas overthe last couple of years spanning across logistics, advertising, andagriculture. Outside of work, he enjoys playing and watching soccer, followingemerging technology trends, going on hikes, and scuba diving.

Harshit Sohu
Co-Chair
Speakers and Sponsorships

Harshitis majoring in strategic management at Wharton. He is currently interningwith Permira, a global private equity firm, in the technology focused growthinvesting fund. Before Wharton, Harshit was a Senior Associate with GeneralAtlantic, a global growth-focused private equity firm, wherein he supported thefirm’s investment efforts in technology across India, South East Asia and theUS. Harshit began his career at Kotak Capital’s investment banking division inMumbai, where he helped execute M&A transactions. Before graduating fromthe University of Mumbai with a Bachelors in Engineering, Harshit spent hischildhood over eight towns across India.

Mansukh Singh
Co-Chair
Special Initiatives and Ongoing Engagement

Hailing from Jamshedpur, India, Mansukh pursued hisundergrad in Mechanical Engineering before moving to the US to pursue a Mastersin the same discipline from Purdue University. He spent the next 4 years on thewest coast overseeing the development and launch of several Apple, Tesla andAWS products as a New Product Introduction Engineer and a Product/Program Manager.At Wharton, he is majoring in Strategic Management besides pursuing a MA inInternational Studies from the Lauder Institute. He is interning as a CorporateStrategy Manager at Cisco based out of the Bay Area for the summer.

Meghank Garg
Co-Chair
Speakers and Marketing

Born in Indore, India, Meghank pursued his undergraduatedegree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT Delhi). He joinedBain & Company as a management consultant in 2016 and spent 4 years at thefirm working across technology, healthcare and private equity projects. He hasalso briefly worked at Fabindia as part of his externship from Bain. AtWharton, Meghank is majoring in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and iscurrently pursuing a summer internship with Finmark, an early stage fin-techstart-up which helps founders with their financial planning.

Devika Mittal

Co-Chair, Wharton India Startup Challenge

Devika Mittal is a Forte Fellow, and a Finance and Entrepreneurship & Innovation double major at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, she was a Manager in the Global Corporate Strategy and Development team at Microsoft, where she worked on projects ranging from emerging markets investments and incubations at Microsoft to blockchain and gaming. During the summer, she worked at a pre-seed video conferencing app as well as for Sterlite Power (part of the Vedanta Group). She has a BA in Strategy, Politics, and Policy from Yale.

Anooj Vikam

Co-Chair, Wharton India Startup Challenge

Anooj Vikam is a Finance major at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, he was an Associate at Lighthouse Private Equity Fund, where he worked on investments ranging from early stage to mature public market transactions. He interned at Brandes Investment Partners, a USD 25bn deep value fund over the summer. He is a rank holding Chartered Accountant and a CFA.

Gaurav Lulu

Co-Chair, Speakers & Sponsorships

Gaurav Lulu is a Finance and Operations double major at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, he worked as Investment Associate with Baring Private Equity Asia ($20bn buyout focused fund), where he evaluated and executed control investments in financials, technology, and services sectors. Before Baring, Gaurav was an investment banking analyst with Rothschild in Singapore, where he advised infrastructure clients in Southeast Asia on M&A and fundraising. Gaurav holds a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay. He interned with CPPIB Direct Private Equity in London and with Amansa Capital in Singapore this summer.

Divya Kamerkar

Co-Chair, Speakers & Marketing

Divya Kamerkar is an Entrepreneurship major at Wharton. She is also a Forté fellow and recipient of the Judith and William P Bollinger Fellowship. Currently, Divya is working to launch her reproductive health start-up called Pinky Promise. Prior to Wharton, Divya worked at The Bridgespan Group, where she helped advise several governments and large nonprofits across India and the MENA region on their healthcare and early childhood strategies. She also worked for the Delhi Government as a Senior Consultant where she was tasked with implementing reforms to make Delhi safer for women. Divya holds a B.S from Yale University and is also a Yale Global Health Fellow.

Rishabh Jain

Co-Chair, Speakers, Operations & Finance

Rishabh Jain is an Entrepreneurship and Operations, Information & Decisions double major at Wharton. Before Wharton, he worked at Bharti Airtel, participating in their flagship rotational leadership program before working closely with senior management as part of Group Treasury on liquidity and mobile money across India and Africa. Prior to that he has worked at Gamezop and Ernst & Young. He's a Chartered Accountant and holds a B. Com (Hons.) degree from Shri Ram College of Commerce.

Vice Presidents

Archana Vashisht
Special Initiatives
Gauri Singhal
Speakers and Marketing
Harshita Varshney
Speakers and Operations
Ishani Jain
Startup Challenge
Ishwar Prasad
Speakers and Operations
Jukta Basu Mallik
SVP - Special Initiatives
Kunal Phalak
Startup Challenge
Rhea Grover
Speakers and Marketing
Rohan Limaye
Associate
Ops & Finance
Sahil Gupta
Speakers and Sponsorship
Sharanya Sahai
Special Initiatives
Shrey Malpani
Speakers and Operations
Shubh Dhir
Speakers and Sponsorship
Snigdha Bhandari
Speakers and Marketing

Associate Team

17

Influential
Speakers

29

Lectures About
Social Media

03

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