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Program Management, Communication, Market Analysis, Product Strategy

South Bend, Indiana, United States
$40 per hour
May 13, 2019

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K.R.S.Rao +1-773-***-****


University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business Notre Dame, IN MBA; Strategy, Marketing and Business Analytics concentrations May 2020

• GMAT:750 ; GPA:3.75

• Chief International Officer

• Associate Consultant – Mendoza Professional Services Christ University Bangalore, India

Bachelor of Commerce – Business March 2012

• Excellence and Service Award 2012


Anjanidevi Charitable Trust Hyderabad, India

(Charitable trust for orphanage and elderly housing operations) Program Manager – Special Projects May 2016 - June 2018

• Revamped product strategy and refined VC pitch of EduTech startup, resulting in securing incubation and funding for the startup, and vocational training for 30 orphans

• Prioritized and executed sanitation initiative over alternatives based on projected impact profile improvement of 500+ people

• Developed and directed strategic plan for trust’s operations, providing sanitation to 700+ schoolgirls, housing to 40+ elderly, and housing and education to 78 orphans

• Negotiated free schooling arrangements with local schools for orphans, implementing cost reduction of $23,000+ as part of managing the Trust budget of $300,000

• Performed a root-cause analysis to streamline the orphan intake procedure and setup a regulator approved process which eliminated brand value depreciation of 20% GVK Power & Infrastructure Limited, Hyderabad, India

(Major energy and infrastructure player in India with an annual revenue >$550Mn) Secretarial Executive Oct 2014 - Feb 2016

• Identified the need for a centralized company database of corporate law updates and collaborated with IT department to reduce non-compliance penalties by 37%

• Conducted surveys and researched industry benchmarks to draft new Sexual Harassment policy, increasing women’s workplace comfort by 18%

• Analyzed data from 16 business units to identify pain points and formulate staffing recommendations, improving throughput at two power plants by 4.6%

• Authored the Annual Report 2014-15 and provided framework to optimize delivery to 250,000+ shareholders, increasing reach by 0.7%

• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to facilitate board meetings and organized Annual General Meeting of 2300+ shareholders, maintaining 100% investor grievance redressal Achievements and Interests

• Certification: ‘Associate Company Secretary’, a professional qualification in Corporate Governance and Corporate Law, 2012-2014

• Led a team of 50 volunteers as Marketing Head of Startup Festival (Bangalore, India) to achieve target of 5000 event pass sales (2013) and led team of 25 for communications (2014)

• Co-curator and Head Organizer of first ever TEDxChristUniversity

• Increased app downloads by 35% as Marketing Strategy Intern for CramBuddy, an edutainment app by MobiTatva

• Technical Skills: Advanced Excel, R, Tableau, and SQL

• Hobbies: Practicing Carnatic Music, Writing Mythic fiction, playing soccer and badminton

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