By P.T. Bopanna
Agastya Muthanna, a proud son of Kodagu (Coorg) in Karnataka, who was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship, has graduated from the Harvard Business School in the United States with flying colours.
Agastya, son of Maneyapanda Nirad and Deepa Muthanna, was admitted to the Harvard Business School in 2019 and the same year, he was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship. At Harvard, he was a co-president at the Global Business Club. He currently works for McKinsey in London.
After completing his schooling at Aditi School, Bangalore, Agastya was admitted to Cambridge University in the UK. He was awarded a full HSBC Scholarship for his undergraduate education. He was employed by McKinsey – a management consulting firm and worked on projects related to environmental sustainability.
Agastya is a keen scuba diver and has represented his college in squash. He has always been focused on environmental and sustainable issues. He was selected from school as the British Council Climate Change Champion.
He has also been associated with the Union ministry of environment and forests and helped draft legislation around reintroducing the Cheetah in India and protecting the Ganges river dolphin.
At Cambridge University, Agastya was elected as President of the Marshall Society of Economics, one of the oldest and most active societies.
He is married to Dr Olivia Muthanna a medical graduate from Oxford University. They have a young son Felix Muthanna.
Two of Agastya’s great grand fathers were Chief Conservators of forests. Maneyapanda Appachu Muthanna in Bangalore and Biddanda Chengappa in the Andaman Islands. Agastya’s father Nirad was an honorary wildlife warden in Coorg.