Darden South Asia Society

DSAS Leadership Team 2014-2015

 Divya Pazhayannur

Divya Pazhayannur


Divya graduated with degrees in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering from India. She then spent three years with Ernst & Yound working in the areas of climate change & sustainability. She has traveled extensively and still enjoys traditional South-Indian food & spices. She will be at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Chicago over the summer working on Operations consulting.

She has been practicing Bharatnatyam (a classical Indian dance form) for several years and enjoys playing photographer in her spare time.


Vishnu Leelakrishnan

VP Events

Vishnu joined Darden after working in the Technology industry for 5 years. He spent 4 years at IBM Labs in various roles ranging from R&D to Sales before starting his own venture focusing on the education space. Vishnu holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Engineering from College of Engineering Guindy, India. He is going to work for Home Depot during the summer in Atlanta and is looking forward to the hot weather.

His hobbies include travelling and adventure.

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Sangeeta Bhakat

VP Events

Originally from India, Sangeeta spent about 3 years in London, United Kingdom working for her client Deutsche Bank in their Global Technology and Operations division as a Credit Risk Business Analyst, prior to Darden. She has a total experience of 6 years working in the IT industry and a strong background in community work in India. The incredible India with its diversity and eccentricities is embedded in Sangeeta’s soul and she’s working towards spreading its cultural diversity at Darden. She will be interning at Amazon as an Operations Manager Intern in Phoenix, Arizona this summer

She loves comic mimicking, the most famous one being Hakuna Matata (impersonated as Pumbaa). Her hobbies include sports, travel and music.

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Navaneetha Gunti

VP Marketing & Communications

Navi is originally from Hyderabad in India, where she graduated from Osmania University with an engineering degree in Electronics & Communications. She has over five years of experience in software development and project management prior to Darden. She will be in South Carolina over the summer, interning with Crane&Co in their supply chain and operations department.

Her hobbies include photography, cooking, and traveling.


Vasishta Atmuri

VP Finance & Memberships

Born and brought up in Hyderabad and completed under-graduation at IIT Bombay with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. I entered into the corporate world in the technology practice at Deloitte. A strong interest in finance led me to pursue my MBA at Darden School of Business. For the summer, I’ll be working in a Corporate Finance and Treasury role at Tyco Electronics.

My hobbies include motor-biking, adventure sports, dancing, sketching, movies and music.

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Kabeer Joshi

VP Careers

Kabeer is from the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. Prior to Darden, he worked in risk analytics and management consulting with Booz & Co - Dubai, Emirates NBD Bank - Dubai and McKinsey - India. He has a Bachelor of Technology degree from IIT Madras.

Kabeer loves traveling to new countries and experiencing different cultures. Over the past 5 years, he has lived / worked / travelled to more than 15 countries.


Soumit Banerjee

VP Alumni & Corporate Relations

Soumit spent equal amounts of time between Calcutta and New Delhi. He is a civil engineer by academic training, something he thankfully did not practice. Instead, he spent 8 years working for Everest Group as an industry analyst on IT Services. Soumit is a passionate photographer and keen observer of technology trends and their impact on global enterprises. Soumit is going to be in Seattle working for Microsoft over the summer.

He lives in one, and has only been to one other South Asian country – Nepal! Plans to change that statistic and visit Sri Lanka this summer. His hobbies include Photography and travelling.




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