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CARLTON BESTERWITCH

 INSEAD

Carlton joined the Indian Navy right out of graduation. Undertaking a two-pronged approach for sustained growth, he completed his MSc in Electronics and Telecommunication while taking up backend operations at the Naval Dockyard. On completion, he took up front-end assignments onboard Indian Naval Submarines. His last appointment was at the Submarine Rescue Unit, where he was responsible for Technical Operations for rescuing submariners under distress. Leading teams ranging between 40 to over 200 personnel, he has participated in multiple national and international rescue operations in his career. He completed his decade-long tenure in the Indian Navy in June 2023. 

Carlton’s MBA application journey was successful, wherein he was offered admission to the coveted INSEAD MBA program. While heading multiple employment drives for the Indian Navy, he interacted with crowds of young adults. The lack of quality grassroots-level education drove him to found Crib to Whiz pre-school in 2018 – to make affordable and world-class education accessible to all. The preschool has grown in intake by 250% in 4 years and is expanding further.

Outside of work, Carlton dedicates his time to holistic self-development. He has a profound passion for sports, with football being the discipline in which he has excelled the most. Despite enduring multiple injuries during his teenage years, his determination remained unwavering. Following a ligament reconstruction operation, he meticulously honed his football skills and proudly represented both, his college and the Indian Naval Submarine teams. The journey of physical fitness has imparted valuable lessons, reinforcing the importance of discipline and persistence in achieving worthwhile goals.

Over the past decade, he has actively participated in numerous marathons, using running to maintain his mental and physical well-being. He also actively participates in the Robin Hood Army’s endeavor to help underprivileged children.