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Konika Chadha

Head of Professional Search, India

Konika is the Head of Professional Search  for Korn Ferry Profession in India. She is responsible for developing and growing the search practices across sectors through client acquisition, engagement and delivery.

In her current role Ms. Chadha leads the Search Business for Leadership and Mid level hires. Given her past experience as a Business and HR leader and her strong credentials in Leadership placements she comes with a keen business acumen and understanding of the search verticals she leads.

She has been with the firm for the last 7 years and is managing a portfolio of premium clients across various sub sectors like Banking, Insurance, NBFCs, Ratings and Payment under the Financial Services domain  and in FMCG, Media, Education, Telecom and the Development sector under the Consumer markets practice. Konika has been instrumental in  establishing the leadership teams in some of leading organizations in the country. She is also a champion at hiring Women Leaders across sectors and functions.

Konika has  over 14 years  of accomplished experience in the field of Talent Acquisition across all levels in different sectors. Prior to this she has extensive experience with leading Organizations like  ICICI Prudential, American Express, GE and Bharti Airtel Ltd in the domains of Talent Acquisition, Sales , Generalist and HR Transformation roles. Konika is recognized in India as a strong leader in India in the search and has received multiple recognitions including the Exception Women Leader from the Women’s Economic Forum and HerRising Award in 2019 for Women in HR.

Konika has also led several HR Transformation Projects from the perspective of  Talent acquisition , Organization Structure and Design. She has also spearheaded RPO  transformation  projects  at a Global level with leading MNCs in the past. She has received various awards for her exemplary work in the organizations that she has been associated with currently as well as in her prior stints. Some of them being: Gold award with Airtel, Platinum Award with American Express, Various awards at Genpact and the Top Notchers award in ICICI Prudential.

Konika is a  Post Graduate in Management from TVU ( London) and also holds a Certification in Strategic Human Resource Management from IIM Ahmedabad.