2017-2018 Silfen Leadership board of directors


Sid Shanbhag

Chair Siddharth Shanbhag

Sid is a second-year MBA student at Columbia Business School, focused on the intersection of media and technology. He started his career in consulting, working with A.T. Kearney for a few years, before transitioning into a digital strategy role at The Walt Disney Company in India. On graduation, Sid intends to work in the technology industry. He holds a degree in engineering from IIT Bombay. LinkedIn

Jimmy Wu

Director of Technology Jimmy Wu

Jimmy is a second-year MBA student focused on private equity and entrepreneurship. His career focus is identifying next-generation China-U.S. investment opportunities in the consumer tech and business services sectors. He has interned at Sequoia Capital China and Hillhouse Capital Management. Prior to business school, Jimmy worked at McKinsey & Co. and Zebra Global Capital. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. LinkedIn


Director of Logistics Chelsea Wang

Chelsea is a second-year MBA student at Columbia Business School, focused on finance and strategy. Chelsea grew up in Toronto, Canada where she attended Schulich School of Business at York University and majored in Public Accounting and Finance. Prior to business school, Chelsea worked as a manager in the M&A advisory practice at KPMG New York, assisting private equity clients with acquisition processes within the real estate, insurance and financial technology space. Outside of her professional life, Chelsea serves on the Little Sisters of the Assumption Junior Board, mainly responsible for raising awareness and funding for the organization to provide family health services to underprivileged immigrant women and children in the East Harlem community. LinkedIn

Stella Binkevich

Director of Operations Stella Binkevich

Stella Binkevich was born in Ukraine and moved to the US when she was seven. She’s a real NYC kid, having lived in Brooklyn and gone to high school in Manhattan. She then attended the University of Michigan, where she student Economics and Psychology. Before business school, had two roles, one at Goldman Sachs and the second at an insurance start-up, Liazon. While at business school, Stella has been involved with Cluster B, the Investment Banking Club, and ALLEYCON, CBS’ first-ever tech conference. This summer, she is interning at Perella Weinberg Partners, a boutique investment bank. Outside of school and work, Stella loves Middle Eastern history, U.S. politics, and all things Michigan.  LinkedIn

Anya Clifford

Director of Outreach Anya Clifford

Anya Clifford is a second-year MBA student focused on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Prior to business school, Anya worked at the intersection of public sector and business in Washington, DC through consulting and social enterprise. Anya worked in strategy and analytics at Gilead Sciences in the Bay Area this summer, after working at NYC-based Roivant Sciences in the spring. She holds a B.A. in Bioethics from Wellesley College. LinkedIn

Fola Olusoga

Director of Marketing Fola Olusoga

Fola Olusoga is a second-year MBA candidate. Prior to business school, he worked in the Lagos office of PricewaterhouseCoopers as a management consultant. Post-graduation, he intends to continue working in the consulting industry. Fola holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. LinkedIn


Director of Communications Rachel Wasser

Rachel is a second-year MBA student at Columbia Business School. She is an entrepreneur and proven operator: pre-MBA she was the COO of a fast-growing D2C ecommerce company, and founded Teach For China, growing it into a 200+ person organization and one of China’s top non-profits. Rachel also has experience as a business strategist: she spent her summer at McKinsey & Co., is currently leading a market entry strategy for Dataminr, and has advised cleantech startups on fundraising. Rachel is an active member of and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Yale University. LinkedIn