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Prepare to be the Marketing and Sales Leader of tomorrow.

Kraftshala is India’s premier business training and assessment platform and the largest online educator amongst students of top 60 business schools. Our programs, built in direct collaboration with the aspirational recruiters like Unilever, Nestlè, 3M, etc help students prepare for placements and jobs. The Kraftshala learning model combines industry-relevant content with hands-on projects, one-on-one coaching from experienced mentors and access to exclusive jobs based on INDUSTRYCreds™ scores, which is a 360° assessment that maps closely to students’ on the job performance. The INDUSTRYCreds™ scores are the only academic score on the basis of which major recruiters offer direct interviews to high potential students, enabling those companies to hire better trained and assessed talent at lower costs.

Kraftshala is backed by noted investors Nandu Nandkishore (Former Fortune 100 CEO, Head of Asia, Oceania, Africa for Nestlé S.A.), Pallav Jain and Sarfaraz Khimani (co-CEOs of Performics, one of India’s largest performance marketing agencies). We are an ambitious team of professionals who are gunning to bring transformative changes to the higher education and training ecosystem.

Our Story

Kraftshala was started in 2015 by Varun Satia, then working with Nestle in marketing. Having trained and recruited a number of sales and marketing candidates over the years, Varun launched classroom sessions that combined practical, real world insights with engaging storytelling. As the popularity of the classes grew across corporates and top business schools such as IIM- A, C, L and FMS, the classes evolved into our first online program in Brand Building launched in Jan 2017. Since then, thousands of working professionals and students from India’s best business schools have benefited from Kraftshala’s programs to achieve their dream roles.

Our Story

Kraftshala was started in 2015 by Varun Satia, then working with Nestle in marketing. Having trained and recruited a number of sales and marketing candidates over the years, Varun launched classroom sessions that combined practical, real-world insights with engaging storytelling. As the popularity of the classes grew across corporates and top business schools such as IIM- A, C, L and FMS, the classes evolved into our first online program in Brand Building launched in Jan 2017. Since then, thousands of working professionals and students from India’s best business schools have benefited from Kraftshala’s programs to achieve their dream roles.

Eshu Sharma

eshu@kraftshala.com

Co-Founder & Head of Student Experience

FMS – Delhi

A marketing hippie who has worked for Unilever and went to school at FMS Delhi. Eshu has an indomitable habit of bringing ‘marketing’ into every discussion that he is a part of and every other discussion that he is not a part of as well! He prides himself on being a standup singer and a bathroom comedian.

Anshul Vijay

Head of Partnerships

IIM – Kozhikode

A people’s person, Anshul is an ex namesake investment banker, from Goldman. With IIM Kozhikode and NSIT as his alma mater, he is a result oriented guy who strategizes his strategies. Thriving on an adrenaline rush, he is an avid sportsperson with keen interests in basketball and lawn tennis. His belief in life is to ‘Never Give Up!’

Mohit Tomar

Head of Design

The Japanese have a great liking for fresh fish. To catch fresh fish the fishing boats go further and further into the oceans. But the fish get stale on the journey back. So the fishing companies installed freezers. However the Japanese could taste the difference between fresh and frozen fish. So fishing companies installed fish tanks. They would catch the fish and stuff them in the tanks, fin to fin. Unfortunately as the fish did not move for days, they lost their fresh fish taste, and the Japanese could still taste the difference. Finally, to keep the fish tasting fresh they started adding a small shark in the fish tank. The shark eats a few fish, but most fish arrive in a very lively state. Taking a cue from this story, Mohit adds sharks in his life by working in advertising and design.

Nishtha Jain

Head, Marketing and Content

If curiosity has a boundary, Nishtha hasn’t discovered it yet. An IIM-Lucknow/ NIT- K graduate, she ’s previously worked with Nestlè as the Maggi noodles brand manager and also co-founded Seascape, a seafood delivery startup. Within the team, she’s known for empathy, rigor, problem solving, and undying love for all things food.

Supriya Pushkar

Chief Admissions Counsellor

IIM – Kozhikode

One of the easiest people to talk to, Supriya makes everyone she comes in contact with feel extremely comfortable. With a strong background in sales and a passion for education, she is always ready to help students and colleagues alike. She believes in making the most of all opportunities in life!

Mayank Mittal

Assistant Manager, Digital Marketing

A big-time foodie, Mayank hails from the beautiful valley of Dehradun and works on the digital front. An alumni of PEC, Chandigarh he has a unique quality to analytically and intuitively look at every challenge. He follows cricket very passionately and grabs every chance to sit back and enjoy a game. A typical family person he never misses out a chance to make an extra effort for them. When unavailable for work you can find this melophile listening to music and most recently Punjabi music.

Kaushik Sandilya Dutta

Senior Associate – Partnerships

An engineer on paper but a sales professional by choice, Kaushik believes great cookies and laughter are the best drivers of performance! He loves the adrenaline rush that sales provide and loves the spontaneity it requires. In his free time, he would be busy planning his next trip to some super cool location !!

Geetika Sharma

Designer

A graphic designer by profession, Geetika graduated from Apeejay Institute of Design. As an introvert, she enjoys working in silence but also loves occasional interactions with new people.
When not working, you’ll find her with her favorite set of nibs and pens, refining her calligraphy skills, grooving to old school music or secretly dreaming of a world full of glitters and all things crafty and quirky.

Abdul Quadir

Associate Sales Manager

Like Otis Redding, Abdul left “…his home in Bombay, headed for the ‘Dilli'” Unlike Otis Redding, Abdul has had the pleasure of working at Kraftshala with incredible people eager to make world-class education a reality for everyone. He lives for radical ideas that change the world through technology, goodwill and wants to help transform education at colossal scale. A Sales whiz and has been working in Education for over five years. Prior to joining Kraftshala, He has managed Sales for an Edtech Start-up and has spent the bulk of his career managing Marketing and Sales of B-School based in Mumbai.
In his free time, Abdul loves to cook (Nah! He loves to eat) Also, you can find him lifting, wandering, and watching way too much YouTube and attempting to be an extrovert.

Prince Gupta

Editor

“ek Bihari sab pe Bhaari” – This famous line fits quite well on Prince. His sense of humour along with the creative brain that he has are the ones that keep things interesting around us. Graduated from JIMMC, Prince has worked on a variety of videos as an Editor for the past 4 years that include music videos, documentaries, and short films as well. And now he has taken up the challenge of creating a mark in the education space. A lively, funny, creative guy this one.
Also he can sing!!

Nitish Kumar

Editor

MAAC – Delhi

A big-time Tarantino fan, Nitish has an enormous thirst for Filmmaking and Storytelling through his Editing skills. He learned this art of creating films on a computer from Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics, Delhi. Having worked on various documentaries for platforms like 101 India & UNO, TV shows for DD National and also a reality show for Arre, Nitish has a vast experience of creating stories visually.

Arvind M

Front End Developer

Arvind is an ambitious organism who enjoys doodling and thanks to his doodling skills, he is now creating web pages for Kraftshala. He believes that one day he will be able to change the world but for now, he is changing web pages for us.

Jaspreet Kaur

Program Manager

Jaspreet is a constant learner and a motivator. She has explicitly shown skills and patience while solving the queries of the students. Her attitude towards change has led to growth in not just herself but the students she communicates with. Taking Chances and Never quitting is the motto of her life.

Preet Singh

Lead Developer

Preet is a die hard coder. From coding in C to coding in Python. From web development to AI and blockchain, he knows it all.

Aditya Sati

Full Stack Developer

Aditya takes pride in being a full stack developer. He is our go-to person to resolve technical issues quickly and efficiently, he is a huge Barcelona fan and adores Lionel Messi such that he has even named his dog Leo. He loves animals especially dogs are his favorite and is a strong believer in “work is worship”. Apart from all this, he has found companionship in Akshat and Bala wherein the trio constantly learn and grow because of each other. He is quick witted and always searches for a reason.

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