Avdesh Mittal

Avdesh Mittal

Senior Client Partner and Managing Director, Digital Practice, APAC


Before joining Korn Ferry, Mr. Mittal was a partner with another global executive search firm where he lead the firm's focus on convergence and covered the telecommunications, media & entertainment, and Internet/consumer technology industry sectors.

Prior to executive search, Mr. Mittal held the role of business head for nearly seven years, including a three-year tenure as chief executive office of his private-equity-funded online-advertising start-up in India. He has over 20 years of work experience across industry sectors, both in the traditional manufacturing sector and the knowledge-based services sector.

Mr. Mittal spent the first half of his career in the manufacturing sector before moving to the services sector as chief executive officer of the Indian subsidiary of a U.S.-based technology start-up.

He then established a software product (online advertising) company, which he funded through private equity investment from a Mumbai based industrial house. During this period, Mr. Mittal pioneered the development and deployment of the only brand building tool on the Internet and built strategic alliances with the country's leading players in the space.

Mr. Mittal earned a master's degree in management from the London Business School, where he is a Sloan fellow. He graduated at the top of his class with a chemical engineering degree from Panjab University.