Managing Director, Digital Practice, APAC

Avdesh Mittal is the Managing Director for Korn Ferry’s Digital Practice across Asia Pacific and heads the firm’s  Consumer Practice in India, based in Mumbai.

Bringing nearly 15 years experience in executive search, he has been instrumental in hiring leadership teams for most consumer facing businesses over the years – FMCG, Retail, Telecom, E-commerce, Social Media, and Media & Entertainment. He takes pride in being able to effectively straddle the cusp between  new-age technology-oriented businesses as well as the traditional brick-and-mortar based businesses.

His career across 3 decades has been varied and diverse - the traditional petrochemical / pharmaceutical sector in the first decade, an entrepreneur / CEO of a US based start-up in India during the dot com boom-and-bust period during the second decade of his career and Executive Search in the last decade.

Avdesh earned a master’s degree in management at the London Business School. He is a gold medalist in chemical engineering from Panjab University.