Monica Agrawal

Monica Agrawal

Senior Client Partner, Global Financial Services, India


Ms. Agrawal has over 2 decades of experience across reputed organizations including HSBC, MasterCard, Aviva Life Insurance, Unilever and Bennett & Coleman.

She joined Korn Ferry in 2012 to drive the Financial Services Executive Search practice in India. Since then, she has partnered with leading Indian and International Financial Services groups for top-notch talent across Board Directors, CEOs and CXOs.

Previously, she was at Aviva India where she held the post of Director - Strategic Initiatives & Business Development, for nearly 5 years. She was awarded the Woman Business Leader of the year, Insurance for 2010 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.

Prior to MasterCard, Ms. Agrawal led HSBC’s foray into Personal Banking & Cards in Northern India for 5 years.
She worked closely with the promoters of Bennett & Coleman Limited (The Times of India Group), in launching new initiatives across print & electronic media, post starting her career as a Management Trainee with Lipton India Ltd (Unilever Group).

Ms. Agrawal is an alumnus of Master of Finance & Control of Class of 1993 and an Economics Honors graduate, both from University of Delhi, India.

Given Ms. Agrawal’s varied experience, across the financial services sector and her understanding of this sector, makes her the ideal resource to guide, both, KF’s practice and clients with resourcing in this sector.