Our Bengaluru Leadership Hosts Interns
One of the exciting opportunities afforded by internships at Goldman Sachs is the chance to interact with senior leadership in both formal and informal settings. In our Bengaluru office, summer analysts were joined at social mixers by V. Bunty Bohra, chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Services in India.
More than 400 interns from 52 schools came together for networking dinner on May 18 where Bunty delivered a keynote discussing the evolution of Goldman Sachs, Bengaluru and also his personal and professional journey at the firm. He was joined by Bengaluru chief operating officer, Nyron Latif, and Grant Eldred, head of Human Capital Management for Bengaluru.
“Invest in your profession rather than trying to optimize your career path. If you get the right set of experiences, build the right relationships, and have intellectual curiosity, career success will naturally follow,” Bunty advised.
He also discussed the firm’s focus on giving back to local communities through events such as the Oxfam India Trailwalker in which teams walk or run 100 kilometers through villages in the Indian countryside to raise funds to alleviate social injustice and poverty. At the most recent Trailwalker in February 2015, 58 teams (232 people) from Goldman Sachs participated in the race while many more volunteered in other roles.
"Since 2013, Goldman Sachs in Bengaluru has led the charge as the largest corporate participant, and dominated the league tables of first-place finishes and fund raising. I was proud to participate again this year and to maintain a long-standing firm tradition of engaging at the highest level to give back to our communities," Bunty said.
On May 29, the B-School summer interns – nearly 90 students from 15 business schools – attended a dedicated mixer where Bunty and senior leadership heads spoke at length about the firm, the Bengaluru office, divisional growth, their careers, and the culture of internship prior to networking with them over dinner.
"In the span of just over 10 years, GS Bengaluru has evolved into an office that drives thought leadership, collaboration, and commercialization – we have exceeded our own expectations in India and I think the future will be even brighter than the past,” Bunty said.
The event received excellent feedback from the interns, with one attendee saying, “It was very special to have so many accomplished executives, including the CEO, take the time to share their experience and advice with us. It will absolutely be a highlight of my internship.”