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Sharad Vishvanath

Sharad Vishvanath

APAC Regional Head, Transformation & Transaction (M&A)


Sharad Vishvanath is the APAC regional Head for Transformation and Transaction (M&A) practice of Korn Ferry Hay Group. He is based out of the New Delhi Office with an regional remit to build our M&A practice in APAC, develop clients and build business in the transformation and transaction space in close partnership with our leaders in India and the region.

Mr. Vishvanath joins us from Au Bank, a new start up bank in India where he was running the Digital bank, Analytics and HR portfolios. At Au, he led the first fully digital loan product launch, deploying deep machine learning models across customer, credit and people Analytics. He also successfully completed an HR digitization and transformation of the bank.

Prior, Mr. Vishvanath spent close to 15 years at Aon Hewitt where he was the Regional Managing Director, AsiaPac, Middle East & Africa (AMEA), for Aon’s Strategic Advisory Practice that focused on helping clients through mergers and acquisitions and related transactions. He is an industry expert in Banking & Financial Services and prior to Aon worked with Citibank and HSBC in business & sales roles.

Mr. Vishvanath holds an MBA from Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.E. from IIT Roorkee. He has a 20 year career working across banking and consulting and has worked in multiple countries.