Advisors

A force of industry stalwarts who back THE THOUGHT PARTNER TM

Salman Bukhari’

Salman Bukhari
Business Consultant
Previously,Director-Shiseido India
Alumnus: Essec Business School

Salman Bukhari’s tryst with FMCG began in 2002 when he joined Lowe Lintas to drive revival of personal care brand, Lifebuoy fragmented identity across countries in South Asia, South East Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He was also instrumental in shaping communication strategy for Fair & Lovely, a market leader in the Indian market. In 2010, Salman joined Shiseido where he steered their India entry plans. As Marketing Director of Shiseido India Pvt. Ltd. since 2013 he has been responsible for the Strategic Brand Development in addition to the operational tasks to get the company off ground zero. He anchored the launch of skincare brand Za, in India.

He presently has his independent consultancy practice that focuses on Business Development, Marketing & Brand Management. His clients include leading French Luxury Company Hermès, and other leading Japanese & French brands. Salman supports industry academia interaction and has been marketing faculty for 8+ years at Mumbai’s premier institutions like H.R. College of Commerce & Economics & IIM Kolkata. He also regularly serves on the Admission Committee for ESSEC Business School, France.

Salman Bukhari holds a Major de Promotion MBA Graduate from ESSEC Business School in Paris, France where he majored in Luxury Brand Management. He has been actively involved in Strategic Brand & Business Advisory Capacity with The Thought Partner since inception.

Aahana Kumra

Aahana Kumra
Actress, Model
Alumnus: Willingwoods International
School of Acting

Aahana Kumra has always chosen her work with precision and has excelled in the roles that she has played. She has been part of ads for famous Garnier fairness cream, ICICI bank, KFC, Reliance internet etc.

Ranging from working in theatre with Naseeruddin shah and being a part of the hit play sir sir sarla with Makrand Deshpande to playing Amitabh Bachchan’s daughter in the series yudh produced by Anurag kashyap to the globally acclaimed award winning film Lipstick Under My Burkha where she plays one of the four women in India who have their sexual desires expressed on the big screen.

She also won best actress award at the 3rd Noida international awards for her short film Siberia. She made her Tulu movie debut in 2015 in Kudla Cafe. She is recently hosted the Prokabbadi 2016 series. She always choose to do roles that challenges her as an actor and also gives her the opportunity to live the life of the people she has been fascinated with.

Shveta Raina

Shveta Raina
Founder & CEO, Talerang India
Previously Mckinsey & Teach For
India
Alumnus: Harvard Business School

Shveta Raina is a graduate of the Harvard Business School where she led an independent research project at HBS 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 Economic Times Corporate Dossier and Spencer Stuart India.

Prior to HBS, Shveta was on the start-up team of Teach For India as the Director of Recruitment, Marketing and Selection where she anchored 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).

Shveta has been associated with The Thought Partner since before inception and has been a key advisory member in shaping essential aspects of our value proposition.

Priyanka Agarwal

Priyanka Agarwal
Founder & CEO Vritti India

Previously, Tata KPMG
Alumnus: Cambridge

Priyanka Agarwal is the founder of Connect2Teach. She completed her MBA from Judge Business School, University of Cambridge in the UK and BA from Northwestern University in the US.

She has previously worked with corporates such as Tata Group, KPMG Boxwood and Towers Perrin in India, UK and the US, covering sectors from power, steel, education, retail to not-for-profit and was presented the Women of the Future (category: MBA Star) award in the UK in 2015 by HRH Princess Aga Khan.