Shailesh Chitnis, 2010, India

Cisco Systems, Office of Strategy and Planning - Bangalore, India
Focusing on Cisco's strategy for emerging countries and emerging solutions.

Other post-Fletcher employment:
Cisco Systems, Product Manager - London, UK
Responsible for product development and business strategy for Cisco's cloud security platform.

Fletcher Thesis: Monetary Policy and Capital Market Growth: The Case of India 

“While MBA programs are a good option for some people, I was looking for something beyond a traditional business degree. I was interested in the intersection of business, politics and governments. The recent financial crisis exhibits the perils of being a single dimensional business leader. With more and not less integration in global trade, geo-political issues are going to be ever more important. That is where I felt that the Fletcher degree offered the most value. As an example, during my first semester I took classes in Global Political Economy, Islamic Finance, and International Trade. The Fletcher campus is also always alive with seminars, visiting ambassadors, heads of state and business leaders. Such a diverse mix!”

Fields of Study

  • Strategic Management and International Consultancy
    Development Economics

Summer Internship

  • Microsoft Inc., Emerging Markets Technology Group, Bangalore, India
  • Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism award, The Economist, London, UK
    Writer in the finance and economics section of The Economist focusing on sovereign wealth funds and credit rating agencies

Education before Fletcher

  • B.E., Electronics Engineering, V.J.T.I., University of Mumbai
    M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder

Experience before Fletcher

  • Silicon Laboratories Inc, Senior Design Engineer

Languages

  • Hindi
    Marathi
    English