(More) ABOUT ME
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I LIKE STORIES
Anything that's important can also be interesting. Too often we get lost in complexity & jargons, but I feel true intelligence lies in the ability to condense complex concepts and transmit them in a way the layman can grasp. Needless to say, I'm a big fan of science fiction, comics and nerdy memes.
I BELIEVE IN DATA
The best tales are told by data, but they need to be drawn out. Having spent tons of time dealing with large amounts of data, I've come to understand that data never lies, but it can easily misguide. And that's where the modern day data Sherlock comes in - to single out relevant bits from an entangled mess.
I TRY TO BE A REALIST
I take pride in what I know and do, but I'm aware of mountains of knowledge out there I'll never even come close to scaling. I used to struggle with the imposter syndrome often, but now that I know there's always a slope of enlightenment out there, I can somehow push myself to crawl through the valley of despair.
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Lead Product Manager
Affinidi is part of the LemmaTree group, built by Temasek to inspire the building of disruptive businesses striving for transparency and portability within the digital credentials and identities space.
Affinidi is building technology solutions to promote the growth of a Self-Sovereign Identity-enabled ecosystem across different sectors such as Travel, Health, Logistics & Employment.
As a part of the Affinidi product org, I handle and oversee ideation to development to launch for a range of features and components built around verifiable credentials.
Cleartrip is a SAP backed online travel aggregator with offices across India, UAE, Saudi Arabia & Egypt. It is a market leader in the GCC and is known to offer one of the best product experiences in the industry through a focus on simple and intuitive user experience.
I'm responsible for Cleartrip's Middle East business, including the product, revenue & marketing strategy. My work revolves around managing the following aspects:
New customer-facing product features
Payment integrations & partnerships
Ancillary services (flight extras, insurance, etc.)
Conversion & revenue optimization
Market share tracking & competitive intelligence
Manager, Strategy & Business Analytics
RedTag is a value fashion brand in MENA with over 190 retail outlets in 13 countries across Middle East and Asia. RedTag stores serve over 14 million customers annually.
I was responsible for leading analytics projects around the following aspects:
Budgets, forecast and performance reviews
Feasibility modeling for new store selection
Promotion optimization & CRM analyses
Ad hoc projects to build modules for staff scheduling, size optimization, & inventory optimization
I also acted as project manager for 30+ cross-functional strategic initiatives.
Manager, Strategy & Analysis
Reliance Retail is India's largest retail brand with over 10,000 stores across 6,700 cities. It has multiple brands that offer groceries, apparel, footwear, electronics and lifestyle products to over 5 million customers each week.
I spent my time in Reliance managing end-to-end execution of different strategic projects, such as:
Conceptualization & pilot of an e-commerce model for medicine delivery
Reduction in order to delivery times for a Cash & Carry operation
Optimization of consumables expenditure across the store network
IIMA has been consistently ranked as the premier management school in India by several national agencies for over fifty years. Its programmes have also been ranked highly in several international rankings.
I graduated from IIMA's flagship 2 year Post Graduate Program (PGP).
B.Tech (Aerospace Engg.)
IIT Kharagpur of the first IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) established in India and one of only 16 "Institutes of Eminence" recognized by the Govt. of India. It is consistently ranked among the best technical institutes nationally and worldwide.
I graduated from IIT Kharagpur's flagship 4 year B.Tech program, with a specialization in Aerospace Engineering.
2004 & 2006
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CBSE is a national level board of education in India for public and private schools, controlled and managed by the Govt. of India.
I passed my CBSE Secondary & Senior Secondary examinations in 2004 & 2006 with a net score of 94% in both, A1 grades across all subjects and 100% in mathematics.