Journey from Banking to Film Making to HBS

Sammar Sikka
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About this Podcast

Samar is an MBA candidate at Harvard Business School. His professional experience spans banking, film making and entrepreneurship.

He produced Nanak Shah Fakir (NSF), a first-of-its-kind film on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak, thefounder of the Sikh faith. NSF was awarded three National awards including the Best Feature Film on National Integration by the Hon’ble President of India. Samar has worked extensively with Academy award & Grammy award winners in producing NSF, which has been critically acclaimed worldwide including at the Cannes, Los Angeles and Toronto Film Festivals.Post NSF, Samar co-founded Arteree, a startup at the intersection of entertainment, media &technology, focused on creating a global collaborative platform for the discovery & promotion of Indian performing arts and artists.Samar started his career in banking working with BNP Paribas, Barclays and Yes Bank before exploring the entrepreneurial path. He is a keen technology & new media enthusiast with a vision to pioneer community driven learning models spanning the arts, education and technology.
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