Sambit Kar

I am an MBA student from India and have been very fortunate to experience a unique time in its history – the liberalization of the economy and the subsequent lifting of 300 million plus people out of poverty. Experiencing this gradual yet massive change in action has been the driving force behind shaping my values and perspectives that are centered around empowerment of people and communities

I graduated from IIT Madras in 2009 and worked as a management consultant helping some of  the world’s renowned companies manage their financial risk after the Global Financial Crisis. Quite opposite to the rest of the world, India was teeming with energy and economic activity at the time. Post 5 years of professional and financial success, I decided to take the entrepreneurial plunge and co-founded Sixty Plus – a social enterprise focused on people above the age of 60. Today the organization has 1000+ members and is focused helping them make a smooth transition from full time employment to retirement while remaining engaged with society.

Pursuing an MBA at Owen and being a member of the Turner Family Centre has been one of the most diverse and enriching experiences of my life. I aspire to build on the legacy and accomplishments of Project Pyramid and the Turner Family Centre by working with some of the brightest and most motivated people to help solve problems of poverty and access around the world.

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