First-Person

Nitin Agrawal

Nitin Agrawal
MBA 12

International Talent Programmer
Aker Solutions
Oslo, Norway

Internship:
URS Corporation
San Francisco, California

Previous degrees:
B.B.A., Finance & Marketing
University of Miami, Florida

Job prior to Haas:
Associate
Citi Markets and Banking
New York, New York

Nepal, where Nitin Agrawal was raised, captures only two percent of the hydropower potential available in the region. Agrawal wants to change that. Leveraging his financial background and the lessons learned at Haas, in classes such as New Venture Finance and Energy & Infrastructure, his long-term goal is to Question the Status Quo in Nepal by harnessing the power of the world’s tallest mountains.

“You are bombarded with innovative, entrepreneurial opportunities at Berkeley-Haas. Even if you didn’t start your MBA thinking about entrepreneurship, almost everyone has the thought ‘Should I give it a shot?’ at some point. If you want to do it, this is the place to be.”

“The New Venture Finance class captures both the entrepreneur’s and the venture capitalist’s point of view. It lays out, from A to Z, what an entrepreneur needs to do in order to source capital and what a VC is looking for in a business plan from the entrepreneurs.”

“My three-member International Business Development team spent three weeks in Tanzania doing a sanitation feasibility study for the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. While visiting slums, latrines and sewage plants wasn’t easy or pleasant for anyone of us, everyone was determined to make a difference by successfully completing the feasibility study.”

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