Office Managing Partner, Chicago, Sector Leader, Travel, Hospitality & Leisure Practice

Radhika Papandreou is Managing Partner in Korn Ferry’s Chicago office where she leads the Chicago office and the North American Travel, Hospitality and Leisure practice. 

She joined Korn Ferry from a leading executive search firm, where she was managing director and global head of its Hospitality and Leisure practice.  Ms. Papandreou specializes in C-Suite and Board placements and has managed large scale client projects including bankruptcies and turnarounds. 

Previously, Ms. Papandreou had an eighteen-year career in corporate banking, most recently as managing director and Head of the Consumer and Healthcare practice for Lloyds Bank North America.  Prior to that she was a senior banker at BBVA.  She began her banking career at Citigroup working within the corporate and investment bank in both New York and London.

Ms. Papandreou speaks frequently at industry conferences and contributes to industry publications primarily around Diversity Equity and Inclusion. 

Ms. Papandreou earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a dual major in International Affairs & Economics from the Johns Hopkins University,  and later a  Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Ms. Papandreou is a member of the Arogya World Board of Directors, a U.S. based non-profit organization striving to reduce the global impact of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

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