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Mentorship Programme

Mentorship is one of the key pillars of the YIF, where the Fellows are connected to Mentors with strong personal, academic and professional track records who positively impact and guide their journeys during and beyond the YIF.


To enable Fellows to form a mentoring relationship, which allows them to build and foster meaningful connections with leaders who are experienced in various aspects of work and life.
  • Opportunities

    The Programme offers the space: 

    • For the Mentor
      • To help young individuals realise their full potential and grow into future leaders
      • To connect and engage with young individuals who have fresh new perspectives
      • To play an integral part in shaping their life after YIF
    • For the Mentee
      • To connect with leaders having both expertise and experiences 
      • To get personalized advice and guidance as they make important decisions
      • To get a wider perspective on their journey ahead

  • List of Mentors

    For the year 2018-19, we had a pool of over 120 Mentors. Some of the Mentors for this year include:

    Mentor’s Name Mentor’s Designation
    Aparna Sanyal Managing Partner, Mixed Media Productions
    Ashutosh Chadha Vice President & Head Public Policy and Government Affairs South Asia, Mastercard
    Dev Tayde Volunteer
    Dharmesh Makwana Managing Director – India, Maven Agency
    Dhiraj Nayyar Director- Economics & Policy, Vedanta Resources Limited
    Dhruv Agarwala CEO, Proptiger.com; Housing.com; Makaan.com
    Estelle Metayer Founder & President, Competia
    Dr. Giti Chandra Affiliated Scholar, United Nations University
    Manickam Narayanan Executive Director, Ultimate Players Association of India
    Pavan Gandhok Vice Dean, Jindal Global School of Business, Jindal Global University
    Rajiv Sahney Co-Founder & Chairman, NV Consultancy & Research Services DMCC
    Ravi Sreedharan Founder & Director, ISDM
    Ritwik Agrawal Graduate Researcher, University of Missouri and Professor, Ashoka University
    Sameer Shisodia Founder & CEO, Linger Leisure
    Samir Kuckreja Founder & CEO, Tasanaya Hospitality Private Limited
    Sanjay Mehta Financial Controller, Standard Chartered Bank India (till October 2016). Founder Partner, FinaLiteY LLP (since April 2019)
    Satyam Vyas Founder, Arthan
    Shilpa Sharma Co-founder- Jaypore, Breakaway( Experiential Travel) and Mustard Restaurants. Craft Evangelist & Consultant: Creative & Lifestyle Business
    Smita Mathur Jha Managing Director, Centre for Effective Governance of Indian States
    Sudheendra Hangal Professor, Ashoka University
    Suman Srivastav Founder, Marketing Unplugged
    Sushil Jhangiani Executive Coach and Leadership Development Facilitator, Independent Consultant
    Uma Chakravarti Historian and Filmmaker
    Vineet Gupta Managing Director, Jamboree Education; Founder, Ashoka University
    Dr. Mandar Vaidya CEO-South East Asia and Middle East, OYO

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