In 2013, our founders Sanjit Das and Deepa Shashi Kumar, left their jobs in corporate consulting firms to start a student mentoring initiative in North East of India called Next Step Mentors. The idea behind the mentoring initiative was to guide and educate the students of North East so that they could take informed decisions before proceeding with the next step of their careers.
What started as a mentoring initiative transformed into a full-fledged consulting firm focusing on education and corporate trainings.
Our Leadership Team
Sanjit is one of the founders of Next Step Mentors. He is a result-oriented person with over twelve years of experience in the field of leadership, training, customer interaction, business & technology consulting. He has worked with multinationals like Deloitte Consulting, Oracle Corporation, Sierra Atlantic, Akzo Nobel India etc. in India and abroad.
He is an alumnus of NIT Silchar (BE MECH) and IBS - Hyderabad (MBA Marketing & IT).
Sanjit looks into the Sales, Marketing and Client Engagement activities of the firm.
Deepa Shashi Kumar
Deepa, a co-founder of the firm, is an enthusiastic individual with a rich industry experience of more than ten years in the field of business technology consulting in India and abroad. She has worked on various projects in multiple domains for multinationals like Diebold Incorporated, Hitachi Consulting and Tata-Honeywell.
She is an alumnus of LNCT Bhopal (BE CSE) and Symbiosis-Pune (MBA in IT Business Management.).
Deepa looks into the Training Design, Research and Development, and Promotional activities of he firm.
Priyam has worked across various functions within the Human Resources department including training and development, recruitment, employee relations and labour law compliance. She has also worked across different industries in multinationals like Intel, McKinsey & Company and Kotak Mahindra.
She is an alumnus of Kirori Mal College, Delhi University (BA Economics Honors) and Symbiosis Institute of Business Management- Pune (MBA in Human Resources).
She leads the Communication Excellence Program of the firm.
Snigdha brings along with her a rich experience from the academic side. She has been actively associated with the firm since its inception. She has been engaged in counseling, mentoring, training and teaching of students for the last eight years. She is an expert in English language communications and is actively associated with social organizations of North East.
She is an alumnus of Cotton College- Guwahati (MA in English Language).
Snigdha takes care of the training content research, design and delivery. She is also one of the trainers for soft skills development.