Team


Shveta Raina

Shveta Raina

Founder and CEO

Shveta Raina is a graduate of the Harvard Business School (HBS) where she was awarded 2nd year Honours (~top 15% of the graduating class) and was also a recipient of the Horace Goldsmith Fellowship for Social Enterprise. She led an independent research project at HBS under the guidance of Professor Das Narayan Das to find a solution to India’s employability crisis, which grew into a business-plan and finally into her start-up, Talerang. Her research and pilots were funded by a grant from the Social Enterprise Initiative at HBS. Shveta has been recognized as one of India Inc’s Rising Women Leaders (2015) by the  

Prior to HBS, Shveta was on the start-up team of Teach For India as the Director of Recruitment, Marketing and Selection. Under her leadership, Teach For India launched a nationwide campaign and successfully brought in hundreds of young leaders to teach full-time in low-income schools in India. She started her career as a consultant at McKinsey’s New York City office, where she worked on client engagements for several global financial institutions, and founded and ran the Female Business Analyst Mentorship Program (North America). She graduated Magna cum Laude from Brown University in Applied Mathematics, International Studies and Economics.


Sinhali Deshpande

Sinhali Deshpande

Curriculum Development

Sinhali Deshpande is a veteran in the development of transformative training modules. Her clients include several multinationals ranging from Pepsi to Citibank. She has been involved with Talerang since January 2013, and has fleshed out the final curriculum.
 

Kshitij Jain

Kshitij Jain

Corporate Engagement

Kshitij graduated from Jai Hind College where he completed his B.Sc. in Computer Science. Additionally, he completed the Talerang program and has worked at Godrej Agrovet, where he developed the first draft reports for the Analytics Cell. Currently, he is working on Corporate Engagement and Strategy at Talerang.

Zahn Patuck

Zahn Patuck

Marketing

Prior to Talerang, Zahn has worked at a Financial Services Company where he worked on financial models, comparable analysis, equity research reports and industry focused research. He is currently working on marketing and student engagement at Talerang.

Bijon Keswani

Bijon Keswani

Special Projects

Bijon Keswani is a Bachelors in Management Studies and a Masters in Commerce, Management from the HR College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai. He previously worked in Financial Valuations with Cushman and Wakefield and as a Consultant with Ernst and Young. Currently he leads the New Delhi Operations and Special Projects for Talerang.

Neerja Raheja

Neerja Raheja

Student Engagement

Neerja graduated from Lady Shri Ram College for Women with a Masters and Bachelors in English. She has cleared several national and state level lecturer examinations, qualifying her for research and college-level teaching across the country. Prior to Talerang, she partnered with IIT alums to develop training modules for students preparing for lectureship examinations. She has also worked as a Talent Acquisition Expert, recruiting college students for business process management profiles.

Diptee Nair

Diptee Nair

Team Coordinator

Diptee Nair completed her Bachelors of Commerce from SNDT College, Mumbai and her schooling from St. Joseph's High School, Mumbai. Diptee is a key member of the administrative team and works closely with the team across verticals such as Recruitment, Training, Marketing and Finance.

Srividhya Jayakumar

Srividhya Jayakumar

Training

Srividhya is a graduate of Mount Carmel College, Bangalore majoring in Biotechnology, Chemistry and Zoology. Additionally, she is also a Talerang alumna. She currently works as a Training analyst ensuring effective roll out of various Talerang programs.

Nishita Bajaj

Nishita Bajaj

Student Engagement

Nishita Bajaj is a graduate in Bachelor of Business Administration from Christ University, Bangalore. Completed her Junior college and schooling from Bangalore. Prior to joining Talerang, she interned with a finance firm, Right Horizons Financial Services pvt ltd., and has written for various online platforms and blogs during her college days. She is currently handling Student Engagement Operations for Bangalore.

Akshara Bhargava

Akshara Bhargava

Marketing

Akshara has completed her Bachelor’s of Arts in History from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi. She is a Talerang alumn and has previously interned with Ira Trivedi. Engaged in various youth organisations during college, she also interned with Talerang.

Vikhyat Nanda

Vikhyat Nanda

Student Engagement

Vikhyat Nanda has completed his Masters in Commerce from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai. Prior to joining Talerang, he worked at Sekhri Kanodia and Associates, an accounting firm. Vikhyat also started his own social enterprise 'Natures Craft' which sells authentic Indian Handicraft products.

 

Bineet Hora

Bineet Hora

Student Engagement

Bineet is an Economics graduated from Jai Hind College. After graduating she joined as a fellow with Teach For India in Ahmedabad. While at TFI, Bineet taught students from lowincome families and worked on bridging the educational gap. Before joining Talerang, Bineet worked as a client relations manager at AICL Communications.

Sikhara Ratakonda

Sikhara Ratakonda

Student Engagement

Sikhara has completed her Bachelors in Commerce, majoring in Finance and Investment from Christ University, Bangalore. During her college days, she was the President of the Oratory Club and the ambassador for ICCE. She further studied Financial Markets and Global Economy at the London School of Economics. She is currently handling Student Engagement for Bangalore.

Shreya Agarwal

Shreya Agarwal

Strategy

Shreya has completed her Bachelors in Management Studies from H.R. College of Commerce and Economics. She did her Masters in Management and Entrepreneurship from Indian School of Management and Entrepreneurship (ISME). She is a Talerang alum and is currently working as an analyst.

 

Ritu Joshi

Ritu Joshi

Student Engagement

Ritu has completed her Bachelors degree in Commerce, from HR college and an add on course of Management and Entrepreneurship. She is our alumni and completed the Future CEOs Program in 2015. She is currently working at Talerang handling Student Engagement operations in Mumbai.

Kinjal Dedhia

Kinjal Dedhia

Design

Kinjal Dedhia is a graduate of the J.J. School of Arts. She has worked on various free-lance design projects, and also full-time as the designer at Teach For India. She developed the logo and brand template for Talerang and is working on all its marketing materials.
 

Tesha Khurana

Tesha Khurana

Events

Tesha studied Advertising from H R College of Commerce in Mumbai and completed her M. Com. from Mumbai University. At Talerang, she helps with marketing the program to students in Delhi and run training sessions. She is the Executive Director for the Italian skin care brand Botega Di Lungavita , handling retail, PR, launch, promotion of the brand and stores since June 2012. She also worked previously with the Times of India’s International Media Marketing Response where she was promoted to the position of Officer.
 

Devika Bhalla

Devika Bhalla

Strategy and Expansion

Devika Bhalla is currently working at The Parthenon - EY, which is a strategy consulting firm focussing on education and private equity. She has co-founded Eurekawow.com - an online and offline model for knowledge sharing for university students in India. She has also been selected as one of the Global Youth Ambassadors for Education by the office of Sarah Brown, 'A world at School' movement.She completed Economics honours from St. Stephen's College. At Talerang, Devika has taken a volunteer role to advise on strategy and expansion.

   
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