Bangalore

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Phyllis Savage '93JRN is a native of Taiwan but has been living in Bangalore, India since 2007.  She started the alumni chapter in Bangalore in 2009 and since then, has served as the chapter head. She is also a member of the CAA Board and in 2016 was a recipient of the Alumni Medal.  She currently spends her time as a private investor and is an active partner with Social Venture Partners. Prior to moving to India, she lived in Hong Kong for 13 years and was a correspondent with CNBC Asia. Before becoming a journalist, she worked as a media banker with National Westminster Bank, USA. She did her undergraduate at Bryn Mawr College. phyllis_fang@yahoo.com. Phyllis and her husband, have four young children. 

Calcutta

rudra-chatterjee.jpgRudra Chatterjee '04BUS graduated from Columbia Business School in 2004 and worked in the management consultancy, Booz & Co. out of its New York office till 2007. He is the Chairman of  Obeetee, an Indian home furnishings manufacturer, and Director of Luxmi Group, a tea and real estate company. He is Adjunct Faculty of International Management Institute, Kolkata.  rchatterjee04@gsb.columbia.edu   

 

 Chennai


Pavitra.jpgPavitra Sriprakash ‘03GSAPP graduated from Columbia's GSAPP in 2003 after completing her masters in Architecture and Urban Design. After spending a few years practising Urban Design in    New York and Chicago, Pavi moved back to her home in Chennai, India in 2008 to join Shilpa  Architects Planners Designers as the principal designer. Since then her architectural practice has been India focussed with projects in and around India. She is currently the Alumni Chapter Head of Chennai. Apart from all things architectural, Pavi enjoys art, dance and volunteering with animal welfare groups. mailpavi@gmail.com

 Mumbai

asharma.jpgAshish Sharma '06EN graduated from SEAS in 2006 with a Masters in Electrical Engineering and is currently leading the Mumbai Chapter. He worked in the wireless industry in the US developing 3G & 4G technologies. He later returned to India to start his own venture in mobile payments. Currently, he works in Management Consulting advising the C-suites on technology strategy. In his spare time, he challenges himself with indoor & outdoor fitness activities. You can write to him at ashish.sharma@caa.columbia.edu

 

asharma.jpgRavi Narain '13SIPA graduated from SIPA in 2013 with a Masters of Public Administration. Ravi is a co-founder of Amana, a CSR consulting firm, and is passionate about helping improve strategy and operations in CSR and corporate philanthropic initiatives in India. Before Amana, Ravi co-founded Crossbridge, a non-profit consulting firm, was previously a strategic communications advisor to C-suites. Ravi’s interests include technology, history, heritage, coffee, classical music concerts and helping organizations and entrepreneurs grow. His email is ravi.narain@caa.columbia.edu

 

New Delhi

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Nikhil Wason ‘09SEAS graduated from SEAS with a Masters in Computer Science in  2009 and is the Columbia alumni leader for India's New Delhi chapter. He currently heads Stilt's India team - a startup that provides loans to immigrants in the US, and co-founded and ran a digital payments optimization startup called Cardback before that. He has also worked with Adobe in the past. Apart from technology, Nikhil loves coffee, travelling, experimenting with food, and can't live without music. He can be reached at nw2188@columbia.edu.

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