Our Founding Team

Alok Srivastava, the co-founder of MBAtrek Pvt. Ltd., has 41 years of vast and varied senior management global experience. Alok is a management graduate from XLRI (1977 batch) and participated in the Global Management Program at Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Michigan University (1998).

He has directly mentored and coached 1,000+ young executives and middle to senior level managers in his career. He is extremely passionate about making young students and professionals 'Ready' and 'Relevant' executives to #hitthegroundRUNNING and co-founded MBAtrek with Abhishek Srivastava. He had earlier founded a B2B Strategic Sourcing company APAC Sourcing Solutions which is now working with suppliers and customers across 15+ countries in the Americas, Middle East and South East Asia. Previously, he has worked as the Director (Asia Pacific region), Specialty Materials business for Honeywell Inc. During the same period, he also represented Honeywell on the Board of M/s Usha Amorphous (Joint Venture Company). Alok has had a long and extensive tenure with Ranbaxy Laboratories spanning 23 years in various senior global leadership roles including Managing Director of Ranbaxy Fine Chemicals Ltd. & Ranbaxy’s subsidiaries abroad for 11 years, Head of Strategic Planning, IT and MIS and General Manager for a large green field US$ 30 million project. He has rich cross- functional experience in managing companies globally, human resource management, strategic and operational management, training of marketing and functional managers.

He has extensively participated in major business decisions with multinational companies and has a proven track record of improving business processes and to lead an effective and efficient management of profit centers.

Abhishek Srivastava, the co-founder of MBAtrek Pvt. Ltd., has 10 years of global experience. Abhishek is an MBA from Indian School of Business and has a Masters in Environmental Engineering from Georgia Tech, USA (Recipient of Outstanding Masters Student) and a Bachelors in Environmental Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering.

He has directly mentored and coached 100+ young executives in through various formal and informal mentoring and coaching programs. He is extremely passionate about making young students and professionals 'Ready' and 'Relevant' executives to #hitthegroundRUNNING. Prior to MBAtrek, he worked as the Head of Business Planning and Strategy for the Enterprise and Education business for Apple India. He had closely worked with India sales leadership on building and executing annual and 3-year strategic road map for the enterprise and education segments in addition to his business planning responsibilities.

In his past life, he was a seasoned strategy and sustainability professional with extensive experience across diverse industry sectors (oil and gas, telecom, metals and mining, consumer goods, chemicals, power generation) in developing and implementing sustainability strategies, enterprise-wide sustainability and EHS performance management solutions, environmental and safety compliance systems in supply chains across USA, Southern Africa, South-east Asia and the Middle East. He was one of the founding members of the Sustainability practice based out of India. He has also worked at Schneider Electric as a Business Development and Strategy Manager leading the Remote Energy Management (REM) and with Trinity Consultants (USA) as a Senior Environmental Consultant.

Our Core Team

Anuj is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of sales and marketing experience. At MBAtrek, he is head of sales and is looking to grow the business nationally with a focus on driving the core business. His last assignment was with Amity International Business School, NOIDA where he oversaw Industry Interaction that included placements, internships, guest lectures, industry visits and other industry-driven activities for management students. He started his career in sales within the tea industry and has sales experience across significant tea auction centres in the country. Post his stint with the tea industry, Anuj moved to the retail industry as a Marketing Manager at Planet M, handling marketing for both East & North India with a total of 57 stores. At Planet M, Anuj was solely responsible for all marketing and brand activities, store launches & events, PR & Media handling, brand tie-ups, Customer Loyalty Program, among other brand & footfall generation activities. Following Planet M, Anuj worked with Sharp Business Systems as a Senior Territory Manager in Sales in the NCR region. After having experienced 3 different industries, Anuj completed his MBA from Hult International Business School, San Francisco in International Business, class of 2013.

Devalina leads Learning and Development Solutions at MBAtrek. Her work revolves around the development of tools on Career Planning, Career Guidance, Job Profiling and Industry Fitment for students and young professionals. She comes with 3+ years of industry experience in Psychometric Assessments and Research. She was previously engaged with RAC, DRDO and Mercer-Mettl Online Assessments and has worked extensively with the design and delivery of several Behavioral and Personality tools and customized solutions for Screening and Selection, Hiring Interviews, High Potential Identification, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Training Effectiveness, Leadership Development, Career Suggestion, Job Family Analysis and Proximity Profiling. Devalina holds a Masters in Applied Psychology from Delhi University, with a specialization in Organizational Behavior. She is a workplace behaviour enthusiast and has published her first research paper on Positive Emotions. She is a classical and folk singer and loves learning new languages. She also writes on mental health and human relationships. The team loves her for her unique insights in tool development and solutions.

Aayush works as ‘Head - Product & Growth’ with MBAtrek. A globally certified professional in Product Management (PSPO-II), Aayush leads Product Management training programs with multiple partner institutes across the country to nurture the future generation of Product Managers along with managing multiple technical and non-technical products internal to the organization for overall growth and development. 

He has 4.5+ years of work experience in the corporate world including 2 years as an Entrepreneur himself. He has worked in several verticals such as Product Management, Business Strategy & Operations, and Sales & Marketing. He is a passionate teacher and has trained and mentored 2500+ college students and professionals for their dream jobs.

Aayush is an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur. During his MBA, Aayush also served as the General Secretary of the college for one year. He is a Computer Science Engineer and a proud alumnus of Sainik School Ghorakhal, Nainital.

Aayush loves singing and playing guitar and runs his own music channel - Raga Junoon. He is a huge fan of John Cena, Suresh Raina and Supernatural TV Series, and has his own definition of MBB – Mushrooms, Burgers and Biryani. You can count on him like one, two, three and he’ll be there!!

Kishwar is the Head - Career Accelerator and Advisor at MBAtrek who mentors and guides students and professionals in realizing their true Career Interests which is a combination of Industry, Organization and Profiles.

She has been instrumental in partnering with 5 B2B clients and 50+ B2C clients for Talent analysis and domain/industry training of 500+ students and young professionals. Her approach to mapping behavioural, cognitive & technical skills of clients’ have unlocked a pathway for their career. Handled customers across campuses and corporates like IIM Ranchi, Relaxo, XIMB, IIT Roorkee, IIFT, NMIMS, NIRMA, Masters’ Union, DSE, FORE etc wherein customers have unlocked careers across Google, TATA Steel, ICICI Bank, Cognizant, Deloitte, EY, HDFC etc.

She is the one who consistently upskills herself, thus showcasing her continuous learning ability. She likes being organised and is extremely detail-oriented.

 

Kishwar has interned with TATA Motors Limited Jamshedpur where she measured the effectiveness of Employee Engagement and designed the revised Rewards and Recognition policies for the Blue-Collar workforce. She has prior professional experience in teaching Specially Abled and underprivileged students in the past which helped her gain interest in Counselling, Mentoring and Guiding.

She is an MBA graduate in Human Resource Management from Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS) Ranchi and a Bachelor with honours in Commerce from St. Xavier’s College Ranchi.

Being an innovative person, she does things which invigorate her instantly including singing, dancing, creating her own music and watching cricket (an MSD fan). Travelling is her great hobby to learn about different attitudes and cultures around the world.

Nitika works as a Program Manager at MBAtrek. Her work is to develop new structures and designs for programs that are industry-relevant and career-oriented. She has a rich experience of 8+ years in the ed-tech sector. She was previously associated with the leading education firms of India like FIITJEE, AAKASH institute and ADDA247 where she was involved in strategic implementation, business collaborations, branding of the company and career counselling too. Having roles and responsibilities that include marketing, operations, Counselling and sales, she has a versatile approach to achieving organizational requirements. She did her MBA in finance and holds Post graduation in Business Analytics too. She is a dog rescuer and loves to travel whenever possible. She also likes to watch Travelling series and read self-help books in her free time. Her motto for life is “Worry less, smile more. Don’t regret and earn more."

Vibha works as the ‘Business Continuity and Operations Manager’ with MBAtrek. She collaborates with all the stakeholders internally and externally to ensure mutual growth is provided to both business and the customer through the process, project, and communication management in the entirety of all the customer journeys. She also works closely with Career Advisory, Learning & Development, and Product Management verticals, she leads the Quality Control & Audit activities for both B2B and B2C sides of the deals.

She is an Electronics & Communications Engineer and has over 8 years of experience in the corporate world, including one year as a freelancer in digital marketing. She has experience in different domains such as Geographic Information System, Operations Management, and Digital Marketing. Over the years, she has worked with hundreds of clients all over the world.

Effortless Communication is her Superpower.

Vibha loves to sing, read, and travel. The two things she's most passionate about are Spirituality and Fitness and she can spend hours discussing these topics.

Her favourite quote is, “Let’s help each other find our way back home.”

Shobhit works as ‘Reginal Sales Head – South’ with MBAtrek. His work involves connecting with educational institutes to promote and market various products and offerings of our company.

He is a double graduate from Christ University, Bengaluru. With 5 years of professional experience, he has worked with multiple organisations like Taj, Barclays, Byjus, Career launcher etc. He also has conducted 1500+ career counselling sessions for students and parents.

He is a passionate public speaker and has hosted many podcasts on his YouTube channel. He was invited as the Keynote Speaker at various events including LinkedIn Local Bengaluru and various podcasts. He has been invited twice as a Leader for TED CIRCLES by Prerna Foundation.

He has been associated with educational institutions making his strong network his forte. Collaborating with people and helping them is what he loves the most! He loves to read and travel.

Sanchit heads the Human Resources at MBAtrek along with working as a Career Consultant. In HR, his work revolves around recruitment, onboarding, employee engagement, employer branding, policies compliance and performance management. Within the career advisory vertical, he focuses on delivering sessions around Resume Review, LinkedIn Review, Mock Interviews, Case discussion and Group Discussion.

Having a keen interest in Human Resources, Sanchit holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Amritsar with specializations in HR, Operations and Marketing. He was a member of the Marketing Club in his college. His passion for the automobile industry drove him to pursue B-tech in Mechanical Engineering from the Vellore Institute of Technology. He is a big-time foodie and hopes to start his own food blog someday.

His playlist consists of only Punjabi songs which can get him grooving anytime and anywhere. His competitive nature has pushed him to learn most sports.

He is always looking for a travel buddy. He believes that “ Part of the Journey is the End” but the journey is best enjoyed with good company!

Meghana is a Career Consultant at MBAtrek. She is recognised as a Resume Expert within the organisation. Her work revolves around providing Employment Counselling, Career Clarity, Interview Skills, LinkedIn, and Resume Enhancement sessions. She has delivered multiple upskilling group sessions to a diverse and multicultural community of people. She has professional experience as a Counselling Psychologist and Career Counsellor and is passionate about helping individuals through guidance and mentorship.

Having a keen interest in studying human behaviour, Meghana holds a Masters in Psychology from Amity University, with a specialization in Counselling. Earlier she worked as a Resume/CV writer for Kapiepa, a Kuwait-based company designing innovative profiles for professionals and executives.

 

She loves learning new languages and is a proud Potterhead. Taking a break from reality she loves diving into fictional novels. She practices Martial Arts and is a national-level medallist in the same.

Akshat is working with MBAtrek as a ‘Career Consultant’. He is responsible for managing the Investment Banking cohort-based learning program which enables candidates to crack high-level Investment Banking roles. His work revolves around career counselling, resume reviews, LinkedIn reviews & interview preparation.

He has 4+ years of work experience across multiple domains such as Healthcare, Human Resource operations, Banking & Finance. He is experienced in process onboarding, transition management, people management & stakeholder management with clients present across regions.

Akshat holds an MBA degree from Amity University, Noida. During his time at Amity, he was working as a core member of the student placement committee and the HR club.

Akshat is a sports fanatic and loves to play cricket every weekend. Apart from sports, he loves to travel and socialise with people.

 

Utkarsh works with MBAtrek as an ‘Associate Product Manager'. He is managing hieq.in – the hire-tech product enabling HRs to hire professionals based on their IQ & EQ. Utkarsh also helps Aspiring Product Managers of today become true PMs of tomorrow by training them on multiple tools such as Mural, Figma, Miro, Adobe XD, and JIRA, to name a few.

He has 4 years of experience in the corporate world. He has worked in several verticals such as Product Management, Sales & Marketing, Content Development, Business Development & Graphic Design.

Utkarsh is an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Vishakhapatnam. During his MBA, Utkarsh also served as one of the coordinators of the Media & PR Cell of the college for one year. He is a Computer Science Engineer and a proud alumnus of City Montessori School, Lucknow.

Utkarsh who also goes by the pseudonym, Valywer Awnem, is a finessing foodie and a culinary comforter who loves to cook, explore different cuisines, and experiment with ingredients which he writes on his food blog Valywer’s Kitchen. He is an armchair traveller, a gaming & photography enthusiast, loves to read and dives deep into any creative opportunities presented to him. He is an avid writer, and you can find some of his musings on his blog, Cytherea. He is a big-time Potterhead & shares a heart-warming 15-year-old bond with his dog, Tyson.

 

He strongly agrees with Albus Dumbledore’s quote, “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”

Sakshi joined as Research Associate, leading the Content segment in the Learning and Development vertical. She is responsible for ideation, research and curation of content for learning deliverables, courses, blogs, ebooks and assessments. She’s also working on a pipeline project of MBAtrek, the SkillUp program.

Being a curiosity-driven person, she comes with diverse educational experiences. She is an economics graduate from SRCC, Delhi University, followed by Masters in Law, Politics and Society. Having successfully written a dissertation paper, getting AIR 2 in MA entrance and receiving a merit scholarship, are among the few accolades that she takes pride in. She is deeply committed to revamping education and reorienting the teaching and learning experience to make it more inclusive, experiential and empowering. She comes with the experience of having worked as a researcher with two Edtechs. 

 

She is an avid reader with her reading interests revolving around the human condition and creative literature. After reading, she houses two great passions. One for writing where she finds home in language. And another for travelling for its slow, immersive nomadic experience, nature-connect and meeting people from various walks of life and partaking in conjoint living with them. You can find some of her musing on her blog: https://refugeofmind.wixsite.com/sakshisaini. She can’t be static and embodies deep love for movement. She is a green stripped belt Tae Kwon Do athlete and enjoys working out and dancing.

Kartik works with MBAtrek as a Business Analyst. Known for his problem-solving skills, Kartik also plays the role of Chief of Staff and directly works with the CEO on multiple business initiatives including Business Valuation, Program Management, and Cognitive Assessments.

Kartik completed his B.Com. from Rohilkhand University and is the youngest employee of MBAtrek. He is passionate about Stock Market and assists a few corporate professionals in managing their portfolios. Coming from a business family, Kartik had been doing negotiation, vendor management, sales, and business operations management since he was 15.

Kartik's interest lies in poetry and public speaking and has received multiple awards during his school and college days for his debate and extempore performances.

Deepshikha joined as a UI/UX designer. Her work revolves around the designing part of the company. She handles the creation of all our products. She works on many tools like Canva, Photoshop, Illustrator, Wix, Figma, and Flimora.

She is a computer science graduate from JSS Academy of Technical Education, Noida, and she has done an internship in front-end development. She was a member of the Nubble Computer Society's design team at her college.

She is very determined in her work and always tries to produce a new design that makes the user feel good about the design. She is a team player and tries to give her best in every task.

She loves to do drawing and painting and does mandala art drawing. She loves dancing and plays basketball.

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