MCA Board

Prashant Shukla

President

Prashant is from India. After completing engineering education, he spent 4 years as operations management professional responsible for maintaining production levels, optimizing machine capacities and dealing with contracts. The decision to explore different industry along with specialized business functions led him to pursue MBA education.

Currently, he helps support, optimize procedures, and expand the recruitment efforts for the fastest-growing graduate-level degrees at USD through his sincere efforts at Department of Professional and Continuing education at the University of San Diego.

LinkeIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/prashant-shukla-55b4a015/

Asad Naqvi

Director of External Development

Asad is a second year full time MBA student with experience in product management, operations and finance. After completing his undergraduate degree in Computer science, Asad worked in various capacities at Thomson Reuters and VMware before moving to San Diego.

Presently working with Bainbridge consulting, Asad specializes in providing strategic recommendations to some of the biggest corporations in the world, with a personal passion for disruptive and technological trends across industries. Born and bought in up in Goa, India, has been a major reason for him moving to San Diego, which he considers to be his “home away from home”.

As the Director of Business Development, Asad is responsible for partnering with key stakeholders and industry leaders within and outside San Diego, scouting for synergies between their businesses and the club’s mission.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asad-naqvi-57603714/

Lokapati Patnaik Bhogela

Director of Finance

Lokapati is nativeley from India, with a background in software programming and knowledge of telecommunication sector. With a bachelor of electronics and communications engineering, and an experience in product development, SQL programming and customer relation, Lokapati is looking forward to dive into the world of Finance.

Loki’s enthusiasm for numbers and his analytical skills are the reason he has chosen to pursue his MBA with a finance concentration. He is currently preparing for his CFA level 1 exam.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lbhogela/

Abdallah Shaban

Director of Marketing

Abdallah is natively from Jordan, with a background that was mainly revolving around telecommunication technologies and solution driven platforms. With a bachelor of computer science, and an Experience that spans both customer care and in Marketing as a business analyst, Abdallah is pursuing to expand his career in the realm of product management.

Combining the knowledge and methodologies of the technical and business worlds required him to deepen his knowledge on how to be a successful mediator between them both. This is the reason why he has chosen to partake in the part-time MBA program at USD, focusing his energy on taking every opportunity to learn and grow as a working professional. Abdallah is currently a Product Manager at Petco.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/abdallahshaban/

Liqi Chen

Director of Internal development

Liqi is from China, but is a proud world traveller. After getting her bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance, and Master’s degree in Social Psychology, she became a due diligence investigator specializing in corporate intelligence such as fraud and corruption. She is currently working as a financial analyst intern at NetBrain Technologies.

 

 

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/liqichensandiego/

Prakruti S Bale

Alumni Relationship Manager

 

Prakruti is an Indian national. After earning an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Prakruti has gained experience working as an SAP consultant for over 4 years with Deloitte and TATA. She is currently interning with WeSolv as a Product Manager primarily focusing on the growth and strategy of their current product.

 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/prakruti-swamy-35b54747