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Gustavo Amorim

Gustavo Amorim is a first year MBA student at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management with concentrations in operations, supply chain, and strategic management. Originally from Brazil, Gustavo moved to the United States to study at Brigham Young University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. After his graduation from BYU, he worked for Novell in Information Technology.

Prior to coming to Purdue, he worked for 3 years in the Global Mining division of Caterpillar as a contract analyst in the service department. In this role, he prepared business proposals and performed financial analysis and profitability studies. His role at Caterpillar gave him experience with many different areas of the company adding versatility to his repertoire.  


Mirant Desai

Mirant Desai is a second year MBA student at Purdue University. Previously, he worked in the manufacturing sector with one of India’s largest engineering conglomerate, Larsen and Toubro in its shipbuilding industry. At L&T, he worked as a naval architect designing the Navigation and Communication systems.

His work role required him to work in several cross functional teams in domains such as strategic sourcing, procurement, inventory management, and project management. He is a Lean Six sigma Green Belt and interned this summer as a Supply Chain Program Manager at Amazon, Inc .


Peter Jacobson

Peter Jacobson is a first year MBA student at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, specializing in operations management and finance. Prior to coming to Krannert, he spent three years working in various government procurement and supply chain management roles. Most recently, as a member of the sourcing team in the signal processing business unit of Harman International, a professional audio equipment manufacturer, he collaborated with a global, cross-functional team to ensure a robust supply chain from contract manufacturers in China and Malaysia. He graduated from Utah State University’s Huntsman School of business in 2010, where he was a member of the Huntsman Scholar Program and Chief Investment Officer of the student investment portfolio.

Peter looks forward to making on impact on GSCMI as a graduate assistant, and becoming involved with other organizations at Purdue. In his spare time, Peter enjoys golf, skiing, and travel.


Arjjodev Mukherjee

Arjjodev has experience in strategic technology consulting, project management and data driven strategy development in a wide variety of industries namely IT, Retail , Energy and Chemicals. At Krannert he is concentrating in Marketing and Finance. This summer he worked at SunCoke Energy, creating financial models for feasibility analysis of business diversification.




Dane Synder

Dane is a first year MBA student at the Krannert School of Management. He received his Bachelors of Science in Applied Physics. He has worked in Purdue’s High Energy Physics department as a Programming Team Leader focusing on automated machine assembly and design for detector technology at the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN). He also has experience with financial management from his experiences in the Committee of Internal and Financial Affairs for Purdue’s Student Government.




Daniel Terayanont

Daniel Terayanont is currently pursuing his MBA at Krannert School of Mangement specializing in Operations Management. With a mechanical engineering background Daniel joined Toyota Motor Thailand Co., Ltd. in 2009 as an engineer within the Product Planning and Development department. Additionally, Daniel also setup his own property management and development company based in Thailand focusing in long term lease management, small scale boutique hotels, and retail space development.

His goal is to enhance his management skills to fully exploit his diverse and global background.


Stephanie Kruse (2013-2015)

Stephanie Kruse is a first year MBA student at Krannert School of Management. Prior to joining the MBA program, Stephanie worked with Michaels Stores Inc. the largest art and craft retailer in the United States. As a member of the supply chain team, she participated in many supply chain improvement projects and worked with multiple teams to limit disruptions to product flow.


Yesh Yalanahalli

Yesh Yalanahalli is currently pursuing his MBA at Purdue University with concentration on Operations and Strategy. Yesh has completed his Bachelors of Engineering in Information Science and Technology. After his graduation, he worked in consulting and services field for more than six years. His last assignment was at Oracle Corporation where he helped his clients to increase the productivity and efficiency of their supply chain and manufacturing systems.


Xiaoyang (Chelsea) Chen (2014-2015)

Xiaoyang (Chelsea) Chen is currently pursing her master degree in Global Supply Chain Management. She has completed her Bachelor degree in Industrial Management with a concentration in Manufacturing Management from Krannert in December 2013.

As an undergraduate member in GSCMI, Xiaoyang was awarded the Best Presenter out of 48 participants in the 2013 case competition. Her team won 1st place out of 12 undergraduate teams. As a Graduate Assistance, she has been working for the Dubois County Supply Chain Mapping Project. Currently, Xiaoyang is coordinating with guest speakers for the 2014 GSCMI Spring Conference and was selected as the Master of Ceremony for the event.

With all passion to work in supply chain/operations, Xiaoyang is looking for a summer internship in 2014 and a full time opportunity after the graduation in December 2014.



Former GA's

Srikanth Radhakrishna (2012-2013)

Srikanth Radhakrishna was a MBA student at Krannert School of Management. Prior to joining the MBA program, Srikanth was an entrepreneur and also worked for Accenture in Retail Information Systems and Operations in Bangalore, India. In the summer of 2012, he was in Richfield, MN for his internship with a major electronics retailer.

Srikanth worked on a project with the center to study Supply Chain practices for an India-based ice-cream company. Additionally Srikanth is also closely involved with Business, Technology and Entrepreneurship Clubs at Krannert.


Vijay Sachdeva (2011-2013)

Vijay Sachdeva was a MBA student at Krannert School of Management. Prior to joining the MBA program, Vijay was product managing 4G-LTE telecom products for a Japanese company in Tokyo. In the summer of 2012, he was in Washington-DC for his internship with a Switzerland-based telecom company.

Vijay was involved with Operations club and Boiler-Volunteer-Networks at Purdue. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, reading literary travelogues, and studying cultures and languages. Vijay also speaks Japanese, which he learned in Japan by attending weekly social gatherings. Vijay was a Graduate Assistant with GSCMI, where he was actively involved in center's activity in addition to his contribution with supply-chain game design for classroom setting.


Yipin Lu (2012-2013)

Yipin Lu was a MBA student with concentrations in Operations and Supply Chain. During her junior year at Krannert School of Management, she was selected into the 3+2 program to pursue two degrees within five years.

 Yipin was involved with Women International and Operations Club at Purdue University. During her free time, she enjoys traveling, volunteering and making friends. As a Graduate Assistant with GSCMI, Yipin helped facilitate the TVS India Internship program in addition to center’s other activities.

As a 2013 MBA graduate, Yipin Lu earned a place on the Dean's List for the Spring semester and  joined Schlumberger in Houston, TX as a Procurement Specialist, as part of the Global Categories team.


Ivan Banchs ( 2012-2014)

Ivan is currently in his second year of the Master's in Business Administration program in the Krannert School of Management. Ivan has 8 years experience in the field of manufacturing, mostly in the Procurement and planning side of Operations in companies such as Regal Beloit and Schlumberger. At Schlumberger, Ivan had the opportunity to be in the startup of the manufacturing facility in Mexico and be part of the core planning team for this operating plant. He started as a Planner directly working with Production supervisors and the production manager to monitor plant throughput and maximize utilization and efficiency with an optimal production schedule. Ivan interned with FMC Technologies over the summer. Ivan desires to explore the operations program that Krannert offers and would like to round that with some corporate valuation finance classes.

During Fall 2012, Ivan was involved with the ELI Project associated with Verallia. He is currently involved with 3 student clubs, the KOC (Krannert Operations Club), KHMA (Krannert Hispanic Management Association), and the Golf Club.