Navigating Career Transitions 

Ashish Kumar
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Journey from IIT to impact investing - micro-experiments and reflections

The Oxford MBA - application, ROI, and selection process 

Cold mailing, networking, job applications, and pivoting roles

Ashish Kumar

In a career journey spanning nearly a decade-and-half so far, Ashish’s self-discovery pursuit towards uncovering a purpose-driven occupation warranted him into three hustling career transitions, if not more. His experiences post an undergraduate engineering degree from IIT Roorkee cover: Driving operational risk mandate at a retail bank; Running a multi-year voluntary leadership program at a slum kids’ NGO; Obtaining an MBA from the University of Oxford; Helping launch an open-innovation start-up; Driving Human Centred Design work first in the private- and then in development sector at Dalberg – living a near-nomadic life travelling across African countries to uncover the lives and collecting stories of farmers, health workers, youth activists et al towards designing impact interventions; To currently leading the impact investing and climate finance mandate to back early-stage social start-ups.
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