OUR TEAM


YRC is driven by self-motivated individuals with different expertise from across the globe. From young college graduate to senior professionals to entrepreneurs, YRC has a good mix of talent which are on the mission to creating young leaders of tomorrow. Leaders who have empathy and quest to do good for society and world at large.

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Abhinav Agrawal

Founder YRC

Currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at Stanford University, Abhinav is, at his core, a multifaceted learner. Equipped with a cross-disciplinary mind-set along with a compassionate streak, he was recently appointed as the Youth Ambassador for World Wide Fund India and AFS Intercultural Programs India, hoping to combine knowledge from multifarious areas to make a social impact. His leadership portfolio is varied, ranging from organizations such as TechSoCh and Hale to the North American Association of Indian Students, a non-profit organization that advocates for Indian Students studying in the United States and Canada. An untiring advocate for social and environmental reform, his internships include Social Weapons of Jaipur, MyCaptain, World Wide Fund, Next Genius, Jaquar Group, and FYCGlobal in various capacities.
As an avid researcher, he has worked on several research projects and has recently won the Space Challenge of the New York Academy of Sciences that dealt with the colonization of the moon. His enthusiasm and relentless ambition and resilience has helped him win various awards and accolades: All-Rounder of the Year Award, National Student of the Year Award consecutively for two years, NTSE, KVPY, National Rank 1 in National Science Concours, PRMO, Harvard Crossroads Leadership fellow, to name a few. Abhinav’s international educational expertise includes attending the Applied Science & Engineering session of Yale Young Global Scholars-2018 at Yale University, WSSC in Finland, and BP Global STEM Academy 2019 in Egypt.
Whether it is about observing science and engineering in action, being a voracious reader, or taking online courses on topics ranging from Game Theory to App Development, Abhinav is constantly eager to learn. An aspiring engineer, Abhinav directs the thrill of innovation and discovery into real-life projects that bring change to the lives of the people in his community and beyond. As a 21st-century global citizen, he aims to leverage his skills to research in the field of Artificial Intelligence to help make education more accessible and affordable to all sections of society.

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Yashi Shukla

Founder YRC

Yashi is a social entrepreneur and the co-founder of FYC Global, an overseas education consultancy. An alumnus of the University of California Los Angles, Yashi is a globally certified career counsellor with over 15 years of experience, mentoring over 2000 students and having conducted over 100 workshops on career and entrepreneurship. Many of her students are placed in globally reputed universities including Harvard University, Stanford University, The University of Cambridge, and Sarah Lawrence College. Yashi is passionate about helping teenagers carve out a well-informed career path in India and abroad. A staunch advocate for the importance of mental health, she mentored a group of young students to write a unique and very successful collection of stories – ‘The Visage: Unmasked’, published by Notion Press and released worldwide. Yashi is deeply passionate about serving older people in assisted living and hopes to dispel the stigma around old age and inspire a shift from pity and helplessness to self-reliance and dignity for senior citizens in her community. Yashi spends her time developing innovative ideas for social impact through non-profits organizations around the world. YRC is her brain-child along with Abhinav to bring purpose in mainstream education. Her vision is to create a society where wealth creation and uplifting the unfortunate becomes synonymous.
“YRC will transform students into young leaders who will go out and tackle challenges facing humanity head-on. It will allow them to see the world with two eyes but an unlimited vision.”

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Anshu Sharma

Advisor YRC

IIT and ISB graduate, Anshu Sharma has 15 years of industry experience, with 7+ years in strategy consulting. He has been a trusted advisor to the CXOs of some of the world's leading organizations in the automotive, consumer goods, travel, and industrial equipment space. Anshu specializes in strategy formulation and large scale business transformation programs, across the business value chain. He has delivered successful programs to Fortune 500 clients in innovation based digital transformation, go-to-market planning & implementation, analytics based sales acceleration, marketing spend optimization, sales and operations planning process implementation, customer insights based product innovation, and strategic sourcing.

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Shruti Jain

Existential Psychotherapist, Singapore

I am currently studying towards a Doctorate in Professional Studies (DProf) in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling. I have a BSc in Marketing with a minor in Psychology and an MBA. After ten years of corporate experience in Human Resources, I embarked on a personal journey and decided to retrain as a psychotherapist.
When living in London, I worked in a centre for alcohol and drug addiction, as well as for a charity focused on inter-cultural therapy. This allowed me to work with clients from a wide variety of nationalities, faith, sexual orientations and mental issues. More recently in Singapore, I have been able to deepen this knowledge whilst attending to the needs of the young and adult expat and Singaporean communities.

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Aparna Agarwal

Executive & Team Coach - ICF, MGSCC | Strategic L&D Consultant, Author | Enabling People & Performance Growth

Aparna has spent 20 years envisioning, creating, and operationalizing learning and development functions, roles, and solutions in global organizations. She has a demonstrated track record of transforming the people and performance development process in functional, technical, leadership development, and behavioural domains to deliver performance impact. This entailed pioneering solutions, building teams and processes, defining and executing build and buy strategies, influencing stakeholders, and driving change to enable people and performance outcomes across Services and Product organizations.

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Amitabh Bendre

Design & Strategy Consultant, Louisville, Kentucky USA

A pioneering, change-oriented, and forward-thinking design and project management director, with in-depth global experience in strategic planning, design and development, visual merchandising, architecture, furniture design, client and vendor relations, retail operations, trend-finding, quality assurance, implementations, training and development, and forecasting. Additional proficiencies include cost and budget analysis, process improvement, and marketing. A creative, results-driven, and proven leader, who empowers an organization to set trends and develop innovative products and solutions, delivers top-quality and exceptional services to meet client needs while achieving objectives and cultivates maximally-efficient, driven, and competitive workforces to surpass goals.

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Diya Shukla

Mentor YRC

Diya is a Grade 11 student at The United World College South East Asia, Singapore. She is currently pursuing her IB diploma in English, History, and Theatre as HL subjects. A staunch supporter and advocate of women's rights, Diya hopes to pursue a career in Law. She is a strong, level-headed youngster willing to take up female-centric issues in a patriarchal society. Founder of VSupportIndia, an initiative that aims to empower women and ensure that their legal rights are enforced. Additionally, Diya is also the founder of Playmakers, which is aimed at identifying talented and young sportsperson and providing them with the required resources and opportunities to facilitate and accelerate their success.

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