My CCAP Experience – Namit Chugh

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– Namit Chugh, CCAP Batch V
CRISIL – Infrastructure Advisory

“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

John F Kennedy motivated his countrymen with this powerful line. But we at Advisory apply a slightly modified version of this quote on a daily basis — ask not what Advisory can do for you; ask what you can do for Advisory. And thanks to the diversity of the assignments, we do quite a bit.

Highways, ports, hospitals, sewage disposal, power plants, waste treatment, the list is endless — you name a part of the infrastructure sector, and we do it. Our clients range from municipal corporations to multi-laterals, government agencies, some of the largest banks and private equity players in the country. When you work with such diverse set of clients and sectors, you ought to dedicate time and add value to your work. Only then can you be successful in the glamorous and extremely competitive consulting space.

My experience in Advisory has been cyclical, like the Indian economy. To give an example, the maximum time I have clocked in office on a particular day has been 17.5 hours. And that was not just one day; it happens once in a while (read quarter ending and billing dates). I have travelled to one of the remotest parts of the country, an experience I wouldn’t have had otherwise; thanks to Advisory again.

The fact that CCAPians from Batch 1 are still working with Advisory speaks volumes. As far as being a CCAPian in Advisory is concerned, there are always opportunities to apply what you learn in the classroom and augment that with your learning in meeting rooms and boardrooms. That’s Advisory!

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