AIGAC Officers and Directors
- Chris Aitken — President & Sponsorship Committee Chair
- Krithika Srinivasan — Immediate Past President
- Scott Edinburgh — Treasurer
- Nupur Gupta – Director, Past President 2019-2021
- Prashant Tibrewal — Director & Membership Committee Co-Chair
- Preeti Wadekar – Director & Conference Committee Co-Chair
- Petia Whitmore – Director & Membership Committee Co-Chair
- Adam Markus – Director & Communication Committee Co-Chair
- Amit Kapur – General Director
Chris Aitken, President & Sponsorship Committee Chair
Chris is a co-founder of MBA Prep School. He is also President of AIGAC and chair of the Sponsorship Committee.
Chris has 20+ years of experience in top-tier management consulting as a partner, managing director, and executive vice president. More recently, he has been focused on helping to fund and grow promising early-stage companies applying artificial intelligence and machine learning to help address health, safety, and environmental issues in heavy industries.
Chris enjoys hiking with his wife and sons or sharing a good glass of Australian red wine.
Krithika Srinivasan, Immediate Past President
Krithika is an alumna of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she acquired two Master’s degrees and earned a minor in Marketing from the Ross School of Business. After a successful career in the technical field, she helmed Admissions Consulting Services at BYJU’s. She has helped many clients get admitted to prestigious B-School programs like Booth, Cambridge Judge, Kellogg, IESE, IE, MIT Sloan, ISB, IIM-A, UMich Ross, UCLA Anderson, UVA Darden, Stanford, Duke, to name a few.
In addition to B-School programs, Krithika advises candidates for various graduate programs- ranging from Engineering to Public Health. As the co-founder of CareerLabs Technologies Pvt. Ltd., she is now focused on helping graduates and professionals achieve their dream careers. At AIGAC, Krithika has served on AIGAC’s Survey Committee for two years (as a co-chair in 2018) and was also part of the Membership Committee since 2018, holding the post of Membership Chair in 2019-2020. It is her mission to make AIGAC known to every MBA aspirant. Krithika is fond of traveling and learning new languages.
Scott Edinburgh, Treasurer
Scott earned his BS in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. Scott began his career in management consulting with Deloitte and has run internal strategy teams and worked in corporate development across financial services and travel and hospitality.
Scott founded Personal MBA Coach in 2008 to offer a boutique and personalized approach to MBA and graduate school application consulting. Scott is a speaker at events worldwide on MBA application strategies, and his firm has advised hundreds of applicants throughout the process. His commitment to AIGAC has been increasing in recent years, and he is excited for what is to come with the annual survey presented to admissions directors and AIGAC members.
Nupur Gupta, Director, Past President 2019-2021
Nupur has served as two-term President of AIGAC from 2019-21. She began volunteering with AIGAC in 2015 due to her passion for propagating transparency, ethics, and innovation in graduate admissions and bringing accurate and timely information to MBA applicants. During the global pandemic that restricted travel, as president of AIGAC, Nupur introduced AIGAC’s first-ever virtual conference and applicant fair to foster dialog between MBA applicants and business schools to discuss new and exciting possibilities in the MBA world.
Nupur is the founder of India’s leading education consultancy, Crack The MBA. She also hosts a podcast show called the “Crack The MBA Show”. Nupur holds an MBA from The Wharton School with majors in Entrepreneurial Management and Finance. She has worked in multinational firms in the US and India across diverse industries, including technology, media, medical imaging, and financial services. Her mission is to create the next generation of global business leaders who are socially responsible and shape a better world. Nupur works with the brightest candidates in India, enabling them to secure admits to leading global MBA programs. Outside work, Nupur is a cricket, wellness, and fountain pen aficionado.
Prashant Tibrewal, Director & Membership Committee Co-Chair
Prashant is an alum of ESSEC Business School, France (2010) and MIT Sloan School of Management, USA (2021). He is an edupreneur with a specific interest in the international education landscape. Through his admissions consulting ventures AdmitSquare Consulting and ISBmantra, he has personally mentored 1000+ applicants to top-ranked global universities. He is also the founder of GIC Academy, which facilitates in-person short-term programs at international universities, and Alum-n-i, which is an experience-sharing platform between international alumni and applicants.
At AIGAC, Prashant has enjoyed volunteering with the Conference Committee and currently holds the position of the Conference Committee Chair for the AIGAC 2022 Conference. Prashant is also trained in Martial Arts, loves playing sports such as Cricket, Tennis, and Table Tennis, and has won Poker games in six countries.
Preeti Wadekar, Director & Conference Committee Co-Chair
Preeti Wadekar is a global higher education consultant and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School. She is also a certified Career, Executive & Life Coach. She brings over 17 years of corporate and international business experience, working with brands such as EY,
Siemens and KPMG in business areas of governance, enterprise risk management, statutory audit, accounting, human resources, project management, behavioural change management & communications, talent management and leadership development.
She also leads the MBA Admissions Consulting team at The Red Pen working with high potential entry-level executives around the world for admissions to competitive global business schools. As a Board member of the Association of Graduate Admissions Consultants, she has unique insights to enable students to make informed choices about global education opportunities, while providing holistic guidance to navigate complex admissions processes.
She has studied and lived in the USA for over 9 years as well as travelled to, worked in and led teams across 25 countries including the UK, Germany, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, France, South Africa, Chile, Brazil and more, enabling her to work seamlessly with culturally diverse clientele and global organisations.
Petia Whitmore, Director & Membership Committee Co-Chair
Petia Whitmore is the founder of the MBA admissions consulting firm My MBA Path. Before embarking on her entrepreneurial path, she served as Dean of Graduate Admissions at Babson College, Principal of the Adult Learner Division of the Education Advisory Board, and Managing Director of The MBA Tour, a subsidiary of the Graduate Management Admissions Council.
An MBA from Babson College, the #1 MBA Program for Entrepreneurship, she now helps create the MBA success stories of others.
Most recently, Petia served on AIGAC’s Conference Committee. In her new role on AIGAC’s Board of Directors, she is looking forward to advancing AIGAC’s mission of providing insight, transparency, and unwavering integrity into the MBA admissions process.
Adam Markus, Director & Communication Committee Co-Chair
Adam was born and raised in Los Angeles California. He attended the University of California, Santa Cruz for his BA (1989) and the University of Wisconsin, Madison (1993) for his MA. He studied political science at both schools. He had become interested in Japan when studying comparative political economy and took a position teaching business English at Japanese government agencies and major corporations in 1995. He left Tokyo in 1997 and then worked at the University of California, Berkeley promoting their English language and professional certificate programs.
In 1999, Adam moved to New York City and joined the International Division at Kaplan, the test prep company. At Kaplan, he worked in online sales and marketing. In 2001, he and his wife, now refugees from the exploded tech bubble, decided to go back to Tokyo. He started working at The Princeton Review of Japan almost immediately after arriving. Adam learned to be an admissions consultant in one of the few places in the world where admissions consulting training was taken seriously.
At The Princeton Review of Japan, he did an average of 900 hours of face-to-face consulting per year between 2001 and 2007, even when his responsibilities greatly expanded to include managing other counselors and running the one-to-one service. In 2007, Adam decided to create his own consulting business so that he could focus only on admissions consulting, alter his lifestyle, be his own boss, and always select his own clients. This has worked out even better than expected. Adam joined AIGAC shortly after founding his own business.
Adam is a 2016 graduate of INSEAD’s Executive Masters in Consulting and Coaching for Change program. The program has given him a strong foundation in core areas of organizational and clinical psychology that relate directly to his work as an admissions consultant and coach. His thesis was on MBA admissions interviews.
He and his wife, Akiko, have been married since 1996. They live in Sapporo from spring to fall and in Chiba (near Tokyo) in the winter.
Amit Kapur, Director
Amit is a veteran of Wall Street, large-cap technology companies, and 10+ years at Sparrey Consulting coaching next-generation business leaders into business school, Amit joined SCG full-time in 2018. In his role, Amit is expanding coaching programs, managing alumni relationships, and helping launch new products to supplement SCG’s coaching services. In the meantime, Amit still coaches a cross-section of clients directly, provides a sounding board for other coaches, and celebrates every client’s success with a mixture of fist-bumps and emojis. In his spare time, Amit volunteers at local schools,& loves games, whiskey and creating learning opportunities for his two daughters.
AIGAC Board – Get Involved!
Each year we solicit nominations for Board of Director candidates to run for three seats with a three-year term. Learn more.
Minimum Qualifications for Nominees
- AIGAC Individual Consultant or Business Organization member in good standing.
- At least three years of experience as an admissions consultant.
- At least six months of participation on an AIGAC committee.
- Only one person per company or consultancy may serve on the AIGAC Board of Directors at any given time.
The first step towards a board position is to volunteer for one of our committees or suggest a new one if you have great plans or ideas that don’t fit into our current structure. Our current committees (and current chairs in parentheses) are:
- Conference (Prashant Tibrewal)
- Communications (Adam Markus)
- Governance (appointed per AIGAC policies and procedures)
- Membership (Faye Mackenzie)
- Sponsorship (Chris Aitken)
- Survey (Scott Edinburgh)
Please get in touch with the committee chairs if you’d like to get involved!
Put your talents and great ideas to work (not to mention bolster your resume) by joining an AIGAC Committee or the Board!
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