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Prashant is the founder of ISBmantra as well as EssaySunday Consulting and over the last 9 years, has helped students secure a seat in almost all top universities such as Columbia, Wharton, NYU, Kellogg, Duke, Oxford and ISB. He completed his business studies from ESSEC Business School, France and worked with one of the biggest marketing agencies in Paris before moving back to India to pursue his passion in education consulting. He is a marketing expert and believes that a B-school application is an exercise in marketing. He helps applicants ideate and build stories that are unique and marketable.
A M Kannan worked with ISB as the Director, Admissions and Financial Aid and also coached ISB students on career options during his 7 year stint with ISB. He was heading admissions to the flagship PGP program at ISB to ensure quality intake of students. A graduate of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Bangalore, he has extensive industry exposure and uses his 25+ years of experience to mentor students to identify and achieve the right career path.
Vikram worked with ISB till May 2013 as Senior Manager – Admissions & Financial Aid. With 10+ years of experience in the education sector, Vikram has spent more than half of his career at ISB. During his stint at ISB, one of his key responsibilities was to evaluate applications and conduct selection interviews. With Alumni and senior ISB officials, Vikram has conducted hundreds of real ISB interviews as a part of the core interview panel.
Naveen has been in academics for the last 15 years, with experience in teaching, research, student counseling and career guidance. He was engaged with ISB as the Associate Director - Learning & Development, where he was instrumental in not only coaching, counseling and guiding the flagship PGP students on their careers, but also in the pre-admission interactions, interviews and the admissions process. Prior to his ISB stint, he was the Director/Dean at ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad and Kolkata. A regular visiting professor at reputed institutions like Great Lakes, IIM Indore and XIMB, he brings a holistic view on the managerial knowledge-skill debate. A graduate of IIT Kharagpur and a postgraduate of IIM Calcutta, Naveen is driven by his passion to work with the young generation in helping them fulfill their dreams.
Anant, an ISB alumnus from the Class of 2008, worked with ISB till as recently as September 2015. As an Associate Director, he was a part of the Admissions, Placements and the Career Advancement Services (CAS) teams at ISB. Before his stint with ISB, he worked across Electronics, Semiconductor and FMCG industries for a period of 6 years.
A Masters in English Language from the University of Oxford, Aruna, with her team, ensures that the essay-ideas are presented on paper in a lucid manner, well contained within the word limit. She is a poet and a perfectionist as far as English language is concerned. She has spent more than 10 years now working with applicants to international schools and helping them season their application essays and SOPs.
Khusbhoo has worked with a wide range of companies including Pantaloon Retail, Yes Bank and CareerNet Consulting. With an eye for detail, Khushboo is in-charge of operations at ISBmantra and ensures a smooth process-flow right from candidates' applications to interviews.