Keshav Malani

Keshav Malani

Studies at:

London Business School

Location in:

London, United Kingdom

Keshav Malani

Keshavs connections

Currently

Studies at:
London Business School
Location in:
London, United Kingdom

Bio

I am currently in the second year of my MBA at London Business School (LBS). Simultaneously, I am doing a part-time internship with Telefonica’s Open Web Device (OWD) team and am working on my own startup (powr of you - www.powrofyou.com).

My interest in post-MBA roles is within startups or corporates.

I am extremely passionate about tech, startups, and in general learning and challenging myself. I recently did an MBA internship at LinkedIn in Dublin, Ireland. Prior to my MBA, I have 5 years of consulting experience. and also of founding 2 successful small businesses.

@Klout Score - 55 (http://klout.com/#/credizian)

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certified

Specialties: Management Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property Management, Business Process Improvement and Optimization, Project Management, Risk Management

Keshav has worked/studied in

  • Canada
  • Germany
  • India
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Keshav speaks

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Marwari
  • Bengali
  • Spanish

Keshav has experience in

  • Automotive
  • Consulting
  • Consumer goods
  • Education
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Pharmaceuticals / Biotech
  • Technology
  • Transportation and Shipping
  • Telecoms

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Work

2013 – present

Strategy MBA Intern

Telefónica Digital
  • Working within the Open Web Device (OWD) group on the Firefox OS (FFOS) content strategy
2013 – present

Dancer

Absolute Bollywood
  • Teach dance lessons, perform with troupe at various events
2013
(Jun – Aug)

MBA Intern - Business Operations

LinkedIn
2013
(Mar – Jun)

MBA Intern

Digital Shadows
  • Company: Digital Shadows is a UK-based cyber-security company focused on protecting organisations and individuals from targeted cyber attack. (http://digitalshadows.com/)
2012 – 2013
(Nov – Jun)

Dancer

Bollywood Dance London
  • Performances at weddings, shows (e.g. MOVE IT - http://www.moveitdance.co.uk/), and with artists (e.g. http://kanikakapoor.com/)
2008 – 2012

Board Member

Community Technology Network (CTN)
  • Mission Statement - Community Technology Network unites organizations and volunteers to transform lives through digital literacy.
  • - Perform a review of committees within organization to provide executable strategies to increase efficiency
  • - Formulate a fee schedule for new services for a variety of customers and to make the organization self-sustaining
  • - Assist in creation of a scalable taxonomy for the website, to increase usability for end customer and organization
  • - Identify new automated tools to transform the website into a real-time source of information for end users
2011 – 2012
(Jan – Aug)

Strategy & Operations Consultant

Deloitte
  • - Functioned as the lead senior on the project – made day to day decisions and provided status updates internally and externally to senior management
  • - Spearheaded the project and the 4 threads through completion
  • - Reviewed various supply chain processes to across various categories and product lines to better understand process gaps and identify improvement areas
  • - Trained and managed a consultant from the Internal Audit team to assist with the project
  • - Provided client with customized model to be utilized in future evaluation of supplier risk categorization and management
  • - Performed research to identify market trends, industry standards, and provide relevant recommendations
  • - Leveraged knowledge of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), for various specialized needs of the project
  • Experience in projects for:
  • Sourcing Strategy
  • Supplier Performance Management
  • Suppler Development
  • Supplier Risk Management
  • Benchmarking
  • Supply Chain Planning
  • Contract Management
2008 – 2012

Owner

SD Consulting
  • - Create marketing strategy and publicity materials for e-marketing and offline audiences
  • - Perform interviews with employees to provide process recommendations to management
  • - Build tools from scratch for areas such as: contacts management, and inventory tracking and reporting
  • - Define new processes as appropriate and improve current processes by reducing redundancies
  • - Create executable strategies for small businesses and non-profits and assist during implementation as needed
2009 – 2011

Senior Consultant

Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Three years of work experience in the Technology, Media, and Consumer Products industries. Excellent analytical, technical, and communication skills to create executable strategies, improve partner relationships, business processes, and mitigate risks for large and complex organizations. Experience managing and executing multiple global client engagements would positively contribute to client strategy development and implementation. Extensive experience in intellectual property contract evaluation, data quality and integrity management, third party relationship management, and enterprise controls and risk evaluation.
  • Details of the various roles within Deloitte are noted as separate positions.
  • ERS
  • Enterprise Risk Services function provides integrated services including audit, control assurance, regulatory consulting and enterprise risk management that identify risks and opportunities beyond the traditional financial reporting function.
2008 – 2010

Internal Audit Specialist

Deloitte & Touche
  • - Evaluate risk exposures relating to the organization's governance, operations, and information systems
  • - Classify and rank test areas utilizing a risk based approach to maximize resource allocation to critical risk areas
  • - Provide management with recommendations for improvement in the risk areas
  • - Worked closely and coordinate project activities with client managers and key business and IT stakeholders
  • - Mitigate control gaps and improve operating performance for clients by application of a risk-based approach
  • - Manage the internal audit process, including risk assessment, designing and execution of the internal audit process
  • - Interview key IT and Finance personnel for Vendor Risk Compliance reviews. Thereafter, communicate results and recommendations to client for integration into their vendor negotiations and compliance strategy
  • - Facilitated reviews with the client to document business needs and resolve issues
  • - Developed relationship with client counterparts including status reporting, risk assessment, impact analysis and project tasks prioritization
  • - Created vendor risk assessment tool in Microsoft Access providing automated risk ranking based on thirty analytics for over 4,500 vendors. Built a user friendly User Interface and provided documentation
2007 – 2010

Contract Risk & Compliance Specialist

Deloitte & Touche
  • - Identify, evaluate, and mitigate risks associated with external business relationships for clients
  • - Enhance contractual relationships by validating compliance of contracts between organizations and their customers, vendors, and partners.
  • - Create and track budget versus actual fees to ensure optimal use of resources and timely completion of projects
  • - Monitor key metrics to provide clients with data points on engagement performance, such as ROI
  • - Spearhead projects through completion, on the ground, in over 9 countries having resulted in resulting in an average client savings of over $19M
  • - Evaluate organizations on various levels, such as: organizational structures, product lifecycles, and financial reporting processes to better understand how intellectual property is managed and secured, generally in one week
  • - Train and supervise teams of key consultants globally in interviewing company personnel, data analysis, and creation of client deliverables
  • - Analyze the entire supply chain for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies to provide operational and process improvement recommendations
  • - Review pricing models and ERP implementations of large vendors to ensure contractual pricing terms are met for Most Favored Customer agreements
  • - Review and assist in continuous development of client licensing and compliance programs
  • - Function as a Subject Matter Expert (SME), providing various engagement teams with technical expertise of hardware and software implementation of intellectual properties and patents
  • - Bridge the gap between technical and business resources to better manage the review process
  • - Received several “Applause Awards” from leadership in recognition of providing outstanding client service
  • - Recognize and integrate cultural differences into business conduct while executing projects internationally
2007 – 2010

Data Quality and Integrity Specialist

Deloitte & Touche
  • - Leverage clients’ data assets and technology infrastructure to enhance decision making, and manage risks
  • - Review client data to identify financial risks in areas such as revenue recognition and accounts payable
  • - Manage large databases, up to 200 gigabytes, to perform risk analytics and generate performance data points
  • - Create and deliver training including user guides and online courses for Deloitte associates
  • - Assisted audit teams in performing cost-effective fraud analysis for large organizations
  • - Communicate technical test steps and action items to business-side personnel to be more transparent
  • - Utilize database management and analysis tools such as Microsoft SQL 2005, Microsoft Access 2007, SAS, ACL 9, Microsoft Excel 2007
2007 – 2009

Consultant

Deloitte & Touche
  • Promoted to Senior Consultant in August 2009.
2007 – 2008
(Aug – Apr)

Sarbanes-Oxley Auditing Specialist

Deloitte & Touche
  • - Classified and tested controls utilizing a risk based testing approach for Sarbanes-Oxley audits.
  • - Performed process interviews with key stakeholders to provide detailed process recommendations to management
  • - Documented and reported control failures and system control design gaps based on discussions with client personnel
  • - Identified and tested clients’ internal control policies and procedures during pre and post implementations in areas such as change management, segregation of duties, data management
  • - Executed test plans and documented test results with control owners on controls effectiveness and exceptions
  • - Identified new and more efficient methods testing procedures to test 100% of data population instead of a sampling approach
2006
(Jun – Aug)

Human Capital Intern

Fisher Investments
  • - Participated in a rotational program providing an in-depth experience of each of major groups
  • - Created a database tool to support the finance team
2005 – 2006
(Mar – Apr)

Consultant

HFG Consulting
  • - Started CollegeUp.com to provide a customized Craigslist for college students
  • - Supported growth of the Ninja Card
2004
(Jun – Aug)

Analyst

Emami Ltd
  • Responsible to perform market Men's skin care products (fairness) research to understand and recommend:
  • - Market size
  • - Ideal packaging
  • - Marketing campaign strategy

Work

2013 – present

Strategy MBA Intern

Telefónica Digital
  • Working within the Open Web Device (OWD) group on the Firefox OS (FFOS) content strategy
2013 – present

Dancer

Absolute Bollywood
  • Teach dance lessons, perform with troupe at various events
2013
(Jun – Aug)

MBA Intern - Business Operations

LinkedIn
2013
(Mar – Jun)

MBA Intern

Digital Shadows
  • Company: Digital Shadows is a UK-based cyber-security company focused on protecting organisations and individuals from targeted cyber attack. (http://digitalshadows.com/)
2012 – 2013
(Nov – Jun)

Dancer

Bollywood Dance London
  • Performances at weddings, shows (e.g. MOVE IT - http://www.moveitdance.co.uk/), and with artists (e.g. http://kanikakapoor.com/)
2008 – 2012

Board Member

Community Technology Network (CTN)
  • Mission Statement - Community Technology Network unites organizations and volunteers to transform lives through digital literacy.
  • - Perform a review of committees within organization to provide executable strategies to increase efficiency
  • - Formulate a fee schedule for new services for a variety of customers and to make the organization self-sustaining
  • - Assist in creation of a scalable taxonomy for the website, to increase usability for end customer and organization
  • - Identify new automated tools to transform the website into a real-time source of information for end users
2011 – 2012
(Jan – Aug)

Strategy & Operations Consultant

Deloitte
  • - Functioned as the lead senior on the project – made day to day decisions and provided status updates internally and externally to senior management
  • - Spearheaded the project and the 4 threads through completion
  • - Reviewed various supply chain processes to across various categories and product lines to better understand process gaps and identify improvement areas
  • - Trained and managed a consultant from the Internal Audit team to assist with the project
  • - Provided client with customized model to be utilized in future evaluation of supplier risk categorization and management
  • - Performed research to identify market trends, industry standards, and provide relevant recommendations
  • - Leveraged knowledge of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), for various specialized needs of the project
  • Experience in projects for:
  • Sourcing Strategy
  • Supplier Performance Management
  • Suppler Development
  • Supplier Risk Management
  • Benchmarking
  • Supply Chain Planning
  • Contract Management
2008 – 2012

Owner

SD Consulting
  • - Create marketing strategy and publicity materials for e-marketing and offline audiences
  • - Perform interviews with employees to provide process recommendations to management
  • - Build tools from scratch for areas such as: contacts management, and inventory tracking and reporting
  • - Define new processes as appropriate and improve current processes by reducing redundancies
  • - Create executable strategies for small businesses and non-profits and assist during implementation as needed
2009 – 2011

Senior Consultant

Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Three years of work experience in the Technology, Media, and Consumer Products industries. Excellent analytical, technical, and communication skills to create executable strategies, improve partner relationships, business processes, and mitigate risks for large and complex organizations. Experience managing and executing multiple global client engagements would positively contribute to client strategy development and implementation. Extensive experience in intellectual property contract evaluation, data quality and integrity management, third party relationship management, and enterprise controls and risk evaluation.
  • Details of the various roles within Deloitte are noted as separate positions.
  • ERS
  • Enterprise Risk Services function provides integrated services including audit, control assurance, regulatory consulting and enterprise risk management that identify risks and opportunities beyond the traditional financial reporting function.
2008 – 2010

Internal Audit Specialist

Deloitte & Touche
  • - Evaluate risk exposures relating to the organization's governance, operations, and information systems
  • - Classify and rank test areas utilizing a risk based approach to maximize resource allocation to critical risk areas
  • - Provide management with recommendations for improvement in the risk areas
  • - Worked closely and coordinate project activities with client managers and key business and IT stakeholders
  • - Mitigate control gaps and improve operating performance for clients by application of a risk-based approach
  • - Manage the internal audit process, including risk assessment, designing and execution of the internal audit process
  • - Interview key IT and Finance personnel for Vendor Risk Compliance reviews. Thereafter, communicate results and recommendations to client for integration into their vendor negotiations and compliance strategy
  • - Facilitated reviews with the client to document business needs and resolve issues
  • - Developed relationship with client counterparts including status reporting, risk assessment, impact analysis and project tasks prioritization
  • - Created vendor risk assessment tool in Microsoft Access providing automated risk ranking based on thirty analytics for over 4,500 vendors. Built a user friendly User Interface and provided documentation
2007 – 2010

Contract Risk & Compliance Specialist

Deloitte & Touche
  • - Identify, evaluate, and mitigate risks associated with external business relationships for clients
  • - Enhance contractual relationships by validating compliance of contracts between organizations and their customers, vendors, and partners.
  • - Create and track budget versus actual fees to ensure optimal use of resources and timely completion of projects
  • - Monitor key metrics to provide clients with data points on engagement performance, such as ROI
  • - Spearhead projects through completion, on the ground, in over 9 countries having resulted in resulting in an average client savings of over $19M
  • - Evaluate organizations on various levels, such as: organizational structures, product lifecycles, and financial reporting processes to better understand how intellectual property is managed and secured, generally in one week
  • - Train and supervise teams of key consultants globally in interviewing company personnel, data analysis, and creation of client deliverables
  • - Analyze the entire supply chain for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies to provide operational and process improvement recommendations
  • - Review pricing models and ERP implementations of large vendors to ensure contractual pricing terms are met for Most Favored Customer agreements
  • - Review and assist in continuous development of client licensing and compliance programs
  • - Function as a Subject Matter Expert (SME), providing various engagement teams with technical expertise of hardware and software implementation of intellectual properties and patents
  • - Bridge the gap between technical and business resources to better manage the review process
  • - Received several “Applause Awards” from leadership in recognition of providing outstanding client service
  • - Recognize and integrate cultural differences into business conduct while executing projects internationally
2007 – 2010

Data Quality and Integrity Specialist

Deloitte & Touche
  • - Leverage clients’ data assets and technology infrastructure to enhance decision making, and manage risks
  • - Review client data to identify financial risks in areas such as revenue recognition and accounts payable
  • - Manage large databases, up to 200 gigabytes, to perform risk analytics and generate performance data points
  • - Create and deliver training including user guides and online courses for Deloitte associates
  • - Assisted audit teams in performing cost-effective fraud analysis for large organizations
  • - Communicate technical test steps and action items to business-side personnel to be more transparent
  • - Utilize database management and analysis tools such as Microsoft SQL 2005, Microsoft Access 2007, SAS, ACL 9, Microsoft Excel 2007
2007 – 2009

Consultant

Deloitte & Touche
  • Promoted to Senior Consultant in August 2009.
2007 – 2008
(Aug – Apr)

Sarbanes-Oxley Auditing Specialist

Deloitte & Touche
  • - Classified and tested controls utilizing a risk based testing approach for Sarbanes-Oxley audits.
  • - Performed process interviews with key stakeholders to provide detailed process recommendations to management
  • - Documented and reported control failures and system control design gaps based on discussions with client personnel
  • - Identified and tested clients’ internal control policies and procedures during pre and post implementations in areas such as change management, segregation of duties, data management
  • - Executed test plans and documented test results with control owners on controls effectiveness and exceptions
  • - Identified new and more efficient methods testing procedures to test 100% of data population instead of a sampling approach
2006
(Jun – Aug)

Human Capital Intern

Fisher Investments
  • - Participated in a rotational program providing an in-depth experience of each of major groups
  • - Created a database tool to support the finance team
2005 – 2006
(Mar – Apr)

Consultant

HFG Consulting
  • - Started CollegeUp.com to provide a customized Craigslist for college students
  • - Supported growth of the Ninja Card
2004
(Jun – Aug)

Analyst

Emami Ltd
  • Responsible to perform market Men's skin care products (fairness) research to understand and recommend:
  • - Market size
  • - Ideal packaging
  • - Marketing campaign strategy

Education

2012 – 2014

London Business School

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
2004 – 2007

University of California at Berkeley

B.A.
2000 – 2004

Diablo Valley College

N/A - For personal growth
2000 – 2004

SRVHs

High School Diploma
1991 – 1998

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan - Kolkata

Additional Info

Website
keshavm.wordpress.com
Nationality:
  • American
  • Indian