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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.


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 Executive Director, Indicorps and Co-founder, Down To Earth & Jagruti
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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