India Lead, Financial Services, Board & CEO Services

Monica is a Senior Client Partner and leads the Financial Services Practice and the Board & CEO Services at Korn Ferry, India. She has been with Korn Ferry since 2012.

Prior to Korn Ferry, Monica had 20 years of experience across leading organizations including HSBC, MasterCard, Aviva Life Insurance, Unilever and Bennett & Coleman.

At Korn Ferry, she has partnered with leading Indian and International Financial Services groups for top-notch talent across Board of Directors, CEOs and CXOs. In 2018, she co-authored, “Boards That Lead”, a pioneering study on board practices in India, undertaken in partnership with National Stock Exchange (NSE).

Before joining Korn Ferry, she was at Aviva Life Insurance India where she held the post of Director - Strategic Initiatives & Business Development, for nearly 5 years. In 2010, she was awarded the Woman Business Leader of the year, Insurance by Women Leaders in India Forum.

Prior to Aviva, she was Head of Strategic Alliances & Business Development, South Asia at MasterCard, where she spent over 7 years. During 2005-2007, she was also the General Secretary of the India Cards Council, the de-facto payment cards Industry Forum which had representation from over 25 leading Banks in India to charter the growth of payment cards in the country including Public Policy.

Prior to MasterCard, Monica led HSBC’s foray into Personal Banking & Cards in Northern India for 5 years.

Previously, she had worked closely with the promoters of Bennett & Coleman Limited (The Times of India Group), in launching new initiatives across print & electronic media.

She started her professional journey in 1993 as a Management Trainee with the Unilever Group.

Monica is an alumnus of Master of Finance & Control (Class of 1993) and an Economics Honors (Class of 1991), both from the prestigious Delhi University, India.