IIMA honours nine alumni with the Young Alumni Achiever's Award 2022

IIMA honours nine alumni with the Young Alumni Achiever's Award 2022

June, 2023: The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), a premier global management institute, announced the winners of the 8th edition of its Young Alumni Achiever’s Awards 2022 (YAAA 2022) today. Initiated in 2015, these awards are given to its alumni under the age of 45 in recognition of their outstanding achievements and contributions in the areas of Corporate Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Academics, Social/Public Service and Arts/Entertainment/Sports.

The awards were given away by Professor Bharat Bhasker, Director, IIMA and Professor Sunil Maheshwari, Dean (Alumni and External Relations) at an event organised in the campus today, which was attended by members of the larger IIMA community. This year’s winners are as follows:

Corporate Leadership

  1. Mr Aditya Sharma, Partner at McKinsey (PGP 2011)    
  2. Mr Prabhjeet Singh, President of Uber India and South Asia Entrepreneurship (PGP 2006)
  3. Ms Sucheta Mahapatra, Managing Director of Branch International (PGP 2006)


  1. Mr Sandeep Deshmukh, Co-Founder of ElasticRun (PGPX 2011)
  2. Mr Saurabh Garg, Co-founder of NoBroker.com (PGP 2004)
  3. Ms Vineeta Singh, Co-Founder of Sugar Cosmetics (PGP 2007)

Social/Public Service

  1. Shri K Thavaseelan, IAS (PGP 2009) 
  2. Mr Srijan Pal Singh, Former Advisor and OSD to the 11th President of India & CEO and Founder of Kalam Centre, (PGP 2009)

Arts and Entertainment

  1. Tanuj Solanki, Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar Winner, (PGP 2009)

The IIMA has a strong network of more than 40,000 alumni spread across the country and the world. Several of the alumni have made their mark in different fields and have earned accolades for their contributions in diverse fields. Their successes have strengthened IIMA’s position as a premier management institution offering world class education. The IIMA alumni are engaged closely with their alma mater and have been supporting several initiatives by giving their time, thought and resources.

Winner Profiles Follow


Aditya Sharma is currently leading the Asia Banking Analytics practice. He previously led India's Financial Services and Strategy & Corporate Finance practices. He was nominated for Forbes 30 under 30 from India in 2018. He is one of the Youngest Partners across leading Professional Services Firms and among the first awardees in professional services in India. He has 8+ publications, including McKinsey's seminal three-volume report on Indian banking and Op-Ed articles. He has helped Indian financial institutions to develop a model that simplified access to credit, strengthened financial inclusion, and supported growth in small businesses, in Tier 2, 3 & 4 locations and industrialized analytics across more than 100 use cases at a leading Asian bank. He Developed 200+ senior leaders at a bank through an integrated personal leadership and business transformation program. He was a core part of the ACT Grants initiative supporting multiple COVID-relief initiatives across India in 2021 and collaborated with a large Indian bank to launch at-scale nationwide digital servicing journeys during the pandemic to support customers in getting remote service without going to the branches. He collaborated with IIM-A faculty and alums to develop a 5-year vision and blueprint to enhance institutes' pre-eminence in management education and support developing the next generation of talent. He always followed his passion for learning and exploring, even against conventional wisdom. Explored 10+ sectors/functions in consulting – each time learning and unlearning and evolving professionally. He continues to follow his hobbies & interests while focusing on excelling in his professional aspirations.


Prabhjeet Singh was recognized as ET 40 under 40 top business leaders of the country. He was a SAC member at IIMA and was awarded the KVS Gold medal for best outgoing all-rounder and Aditya Birla Scholar. He has 16 years of post-MBA experience and is currently the President of Uber India and South Asia. He recently held the position of Associate Partner at McKinsey & Co. He helped launch Uber in 100+ new cities. He led the capability-building service line that helped transform skills for 40,000+ mid to senior executives across companies. While at McKinsey, he was the only consultant invited to the government committee on 'capability building in the banking sector.' He led several India-first innovations, including scaling up Auto, Moto, Intercity, and High-Capacity vehicles, and introduced Uber Bus in India. He built two new service lines in McKinsey and helped adapt diversity, inclusivity, and cultural norms at Uber. He led the transformation into shared mobility and advised iconic companies in India and SE Asia on performance transformations, building digital-first businesses at McKinsey. He steered Uber Medic during Covid and worked with Max Foundation and Gurgaon First.