Kavitha Yaga Buggana is a writer. Her travel memoir, Walking in Clouds was released in December 2018 by HarperCollins, India. Her essays and a short fiction have been published in The Hindu, River Teeth Journal, Tehelka, Out of Print, JaggeryLit, and Muse India.
She has previously worked as a software engineer in Chicago, working on mobile technology optimisation software, and a developmental economist doing field work in Angallu village, South India. Kavitha holds a BSc in computer science from Osmania University and an MS in computer science from Illinois Institute of Technology, US. She also holds an MPhil in developmental economics from the Centre for Economic and Social Studies in collaboration with B R Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad.
Hari Buggana is the chairman and managing director of InvAscent, a private equity firm focused on Indian healthcare, pharma and medtech industries. Prior to establishing InvAscent in 2006, he was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. During his stint at McKinsey, he primarily worked with life sciences businesses in the US, Europe and India on a variety of issues ranging from corporate strategy, organisational effectiveness, and operations improvement.
Prior to joining McKinsey, Hari worked as a scientist in the pharmaceutical products division of Abbott Laboratories, US. Hari holds an MSc in chemical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.