Sam

Kothapalli

Senior Principal

As a Korn Ferry's consulting team member, Mr Kothapalli assumes a delivery role in many enterprise-wide strategic initiatives. 

Mr Kothapalli has a successful track record in advising and implementing large-scale transformation and improvement programmes across Financial Services, Private and Public sectors. He has over 11 years of experience in operational excellence, operating models and intelligent automation.

He has the unique ability to bring Business, Technology and Client Experience together to deliver sustainable business impact. His recent work includes delivering operational excellence for the world's largest reinsurer.

Before joining Korn Ferry, Mr Kothapalli worked at one of the Big Fours, delivering operational excellence for global banks and designing operating models for leading insurance firms.

He also worked at Accenture and UK's largest banks. He led extensive organisation design, operational excellence, and transformation programmes, including the divestment of one of the UK's big four banks.

His client work focuses on retail and corporate banking, defence and transport with a keen interest in technology to ensure his clients are fit for the future.

Mr Kothapalli holds a Masters in Human Resource Management from the University of Birmingham and a Bachelor in Chemistry from Andhra University, India.