About our team:

Karthik P (KP):

Karthik is the founder and chief coach at August Academy.  He has a B. Tech in Aerospace Engineering from IIT Madras and a Ph. D. in Aerospace Engineering from Stanford University. Karthik scored a 770 on the GMAT recently (99 percentile).  He was recently selected to attend the Sloan Fellows program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

In his previous lives, he’s worked on projects for the US Department of Defense, Air Force and NASA on topics as varied as missile control, air traffic management and aircraft survivability. He’s developed cloud based software for identifying energy efficient cooling techniques for data centers. He’s also worked with the world’s largest automaker (General Motors) to improve the design of its vehicles.  While he was at GM, he received several awards for outstanding research collaboration.

He is passionate about using Technology to make our lives better.  He is also a self professed Math Geek with a new found love for big data.

Karthik is an expert contributor to GMAT club. August Academy is his opportunity to meet with some of the brightest and most motivated people across the world.  His students at August Academy study at some of the best Business schools in the world.



elkaElka is currently working as Operational Strategy Consultant with one of the world’s leading consulting firms. He has a B. Tech in Civil Engineering from IIT Madras and MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad, which included an exchange term at International University of Japan as well.

He is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Certified MOST Applicator. He has worked for 7 years in the areas of process design and re-engineering and operational excellence across functions and industries in both services and manufacturing sectors as an operational strategy consultant.

Before his MBA, he worked 5 years in the IT industry developing and maintaining business applications for the German insurance industry.

He likes to write in his spare time and is an aspiring novelist.

He has enjoyed helping bright and ambitious professionals, from a variety of backgrounds, looking to break into the business world, as a major contributor to Pagalguy, and is looking forward to associate with a few of them again as part of August Academy.

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