Meet the teams | Wise Men

Meet the Final 3 teams of Agon 2.0 who will fight for the ultimate cash bounty at the Finals in Mumbai on 10th November, 2014!

Wise Men

  1. Why the team name?
    The team name is inspired by Walter Isaacson’s book titled ‘The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made,
    that details the actions of a group of United States government officials and members of the East Coast foreign policy establishment who, beginning in the 1940s, developed the containment policy of dealing with the Communist bloc, and crafted institutions and initiatives such as NATO, the World Bank, and the Marshall Plan and thereby created a sustainable foreign policy of great strategic insight and vision.
    Our team is inspired by the same laurels and aims at conceptualizing the game changers in strategy from a business point of view in contrast with the geo- political dynamics envisaged in the original Wise Men.

  2. A little bit about each of you
    1. Name: Bhaumik Jain
      • Education: B. Tech, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Delhi
      • Work Experience: 47 Months, PwC-Consultant (19 Months), ICICI Bank-Manager (11 Months), iCreate Software-Consultant (17 Months)
      • Summer Internship: Johnson and Johnson Medical, International Recruitment Development Program (IRDP) Leadership Program.
      • CFA Level 2, co-author of an international paper and winner of 3 research awards at IITD, Bhaumik received appreciation from VP ICICI Prudential and Golden Team Award at iCreate. He has won TSMG SQ14 and is representing IIM-A in CFA research challenge. AIR 560 in IITJEE and ranked among top 15% students at IIM-A, he is a senior member of Finance Club (BETA) and Coordinator of Forum for Industry Interaction (FII) & Insight. He has won IWYMIC math bronze medal and many national carom competitions.
    2. Name: Ashutosh Sharma
      • National top 1% in Physics Olympiad, NSTSE scholar and All Rajasthan Talent Scholar, Ashutosh is ranked among the top 10% students at IIMA. He leads a 17 member team as Coordinator of Exchange Council, student-body facilitating IIMA’s Exchange Program for over 200 students. An avid sportsperson, Ashutosh has won silver medals in football and hockey at IITB and also has podium finishes in national and institute level puzzle competitions.
      • Summer Internship: Royal Bank of Scotland, Markets Division, Mumbai
      • Work Experience: Fresh Graduate
      • Education: B. Tech, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay
    3. Name: Debabrata Ghosh
      • Coordinator of the Consult Club and Head of the Speakers’ Cell, Confluence 2014 at IIMA, Debabrata is a novelist & trained Hindustani classical vocalist, Debabrata has led the Indian delegation at the International Arab Congress in Jordan; has held leadership roles in BITS Model UN, Placement Unit & Academic Cell in Pilani. A Kairos Global Fellow (New York) & a Starting Bloc Fellow (Boston), he has interned at Dow & ICRA Management Consulting in strategy. Member of the IIMA Lawn Tennis team, he has travelled 3 continents.
      • Summer Internship: The Boston Consulting Group
      • Work Experience: Fresh Graduate
      • Education: B. E.(hons) Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani (Rajasthan)
    4. Name: Gautam Anchalia
      • Rated outstanding at DBS, Gautam was a top performer at Deloitte where he consulted pharma and manufacturing clients and was recognized by the CIO of a $2bn firm. Winner of Tata Strategy Competition and National Runner’s Up in Deloitte Maverick Case, he ranks among the top 16% students at IIM A, leads a team of 29 as a coordinator of the Entrepreneurship Cell and is a member of the consulting club. A finalist in Int’l Don Bosco Maths Olympiad by Oxford University, he has also represented the university team in Cricket Association of Bengal Tournaments.
      • Summer Internship: Development Bank of Singapore, Treasury & Markets Division
      • Work Experience: Deloitte (Consulting Division - 23 months)
      • Education: B.E, Information Technology, Jadavpur University
    5. Name: Prem Kiran Yerrra
      • A State-Level TT Player and a CBSE Merit Scholar, Prem led a UAV design project and organized an event, Aerobotics, one-of-its-kind in India. He conceptualized a system with VP at TVS Motors & publicized the cultural fest of IITM. At IIMA, he is part of Finance Club (BETA), Media Cell, and an event coordinator of IIMA Marketing Fest. He is an avid reader, an active blogger and an amateur guitarist.
      • Summer Internship: Securities and Exchange Board of India
      • Work Experience: Fresh Graduate
      • Education: B. Tech, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras
  3. Why do you think you can win Agon?
    In sociopolitical theory, Agon refers to the idea that the clash of opposing forces necessarily results in growth and progress.  Described by the economist Schumpeter as ‘Creative Destruction’ that ushered in the industrial revolution, Team Wise Men strongly believes that it has the raw brainpower nurtured by capabilities to bring about disruptive innovation in the business dynamics of the challenges thrown on us at Agon 2014. A dynamic and versatile team coupled with a great team synergy is the core competency that we hope to leverage in winning Agon.
  4. What are you hoping to encounter at the Agon finale?
    At the finale of one of India’s most prestigious business challenges, where India’s demographic dividend creates the pool for a clash of the best, Team Wise Men expects to come up against the smartest and the most astute minds in a stimulating experience and a great learning curve. To be evaluated and provided feedback by industry leaders, the experience is one of competing, collaborating, learning, unlearning and relearning.
  5. Your mantra for success
    “It does not matter what you do and where you do, what matters is how you do the things you take up”

  6. Your favourite: (each member)
    1. Bhaumik Jain
      • Movie: Udaan
      • Holiday destination: Rajasthan
      • Sports Team: SA Cricket team
      • TV show: Satyamevjayate
    2. Debabrata Ghosh
      • Movie: Forrest Gump
      • Holiday destination: Hawaii
      • Sports Team: Barcelona FC
      • TV show: House of Cards
    3. Ashutosh Sharma
      • Movie: The Man from Earth
      • Holiday destination: Greece
      • Sports Team: Rajasthan Royals
      • TV show: Game of Thrones
    4. Gautam Anchalia
      • Movie: Dil Chahta Hai
      • Holiday destination: Austria
      • Sports Team: SA Cricket Team
      • TV show: The Big Bang Theory
    5. Yerra Prem Kiran
      • Movie: Requiem for a Dream
      • Holiday destination: Kerala
      • Sports Team: Chelsea
      • TV show: Two and a Half Men
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