Murali Desan

Murali Desan

Senior Client Partner

Kuala Lumpur

Murali Desan is a Senior Client Partner with Korn Ferry based in the firm’s Kuala Lumpur office.

Mr. Desan has been a project director for large scale integrated projects and his experience spans the areas of strategic planning, organizational transformation and effectiveness, performance management, and development of strategic human capital solutions.

Mr. Desan has helped clients through transformation initiatives with key government and private sector entities in Malaysia, delivering value to stakeholders by developing customized business and organizational solutions.

Mr. Desan has extensive consulting experience across various sectors, working closely with members of senior management and leading multi-disciplinary teams to deliver solutions. His areas of expertise cover financial services and capital market regulation, education and public sector, both locally and abroad.

Mr. Desan works closely with senior leadership teams, offering advice and solutions in the areas of organization design and restructuring, leadership and talent, rewards strategy and design, as well as providing overall implementation support across all transformation initiatives to ensure the desired aspirations and outcomes are realized. He also works in an advisory capacity with the regional offices in the area of central banking.

Mr. Desan has a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) from Warwick Business School, UK and a Bachelor of Science (Accounting and Finance) from the University of Warwick. He was conferred the British Chevening Scholarship to pursue the MBA and was also granted a scholarship to pursue his undergraduate degree. Mr. Desan is fluent in English and Bahasa Malaysia.