Management Team

arvind-panditArvind Pandit brings close to 20 years of management consulting experience in the areas of organisation design, leadership development, talent management, strategy, operations and executive search across a variety of industries.


Prior to launching Ishwa Consulting, Arvind was a member of Spencer Stuart’s India team leading the Consumer and Human Resources practices. Arvind was a founder member & Director in the consulting practice of Hay Group in India which he was also instrumental in setting up. He served on CII’s National Committee for Leadership and HR. Most recently he incubated and established India’s first healthcare focused executive search firm.


Arvind holds an MBA, from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering.

Advisory Panel

vineet-agarwalVineet Agarwal is the Managing Director of TCI, one of India’s largest logistics companies. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University and the Owner President Management program from Harvard Business School.


He is currently serving on the International Board of Directors, Young Presidents’ Organization; Member of Governing Council, All India Management Association; Member of Logistics Committee, National Retail Committee, & National FMCG Committee, Confederation of Indian Industries and as a Member, Logistics & Supply Chain Council, at the World Economic Forum.


He was awarded as the ‘Young CEO of the Year 2014’ by CEO India magazine and is involved in various social work through his family’s foundation and is an avid reader & a marathon runner.

vishal-chaddhaVishal Chaddha brings with him over 20 years of cross-sectoral experience in Media & Entertainment, FMCG & Financial Services. He started his career with Coca-Cola India spending a decade with them in a variety of roles across Sales & then General Management with P&L responsibilities. In his last assignment with Coca-Cola, he was the Head for Innovation & New Categories for India Sub Continent.
Previusly, Vishal was with ABN Amro Bank (later called RBS NV) as the Senior Vice President and Head for their Preferred and Personal Banking business for India. He was also part of the team that launched the NRI business for the bank globally and then went on to head the same.


Most recently he was with HT Media, steering the Advertising Sales function for the Print business as its Business Head, and heading the company’s Internet & Mobile Ventures.


Vishal is a management graduate from IIM Calcutta.

siddharth-dhondiyalSiddharth Dhondiyal ​is Managing Director at True North (formerly India Value Fund Advisors) – a leading Indian Private Equity Firm focused on buyouts and significant minority investments.


Siddharth brings with him over 10 years of experience in investing in leading mid-market companies, board level direction setting and corporate governance as a professional private equity investor.He also brings extensive experience in advising Indian companies on their growth strategies in his prior role as a management consultant with Accenture.


He currently serves as an independent IC member at Growx Ventures, a leading angel funding network and as an Investor Director on the board of Cloudnine Hospitals, India’s leading chain of boutique maternity hospitals.

Poonam-BhartiPoonam Bharti has over 21 years of HR experience. She has successfully led HR teams in Pharmaceuticals, Chemical Specialty and IT Services company. Her expertise lies in change management, organization development, compensation and benefits, organization structure design and restructuring.


In her last assignment as Head HR at Ranbaxy, she has led complex global projects on organization delayering and spans of control as a Director Global Strategy. Most recently she has led Global Rewards and Global Talent Management COE’s alongside the Global HR operations for the company. She is a member of the Board at Wanbury Ltd., one of India’s fastest growing pharmaceutical companies.


Poonam is a Tata Institute of Social Sciences alumni and completed her MBA in HR. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science.

Value Proposition

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    Client Focus

    We align with our clients’ goals and take pride in partnering in their journey. We are relentlessly focused on their success.

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    Being boutique in nature we are geared to deliver customized and nimble solutions for our clients in a variety of talent related areas.

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    Pedigreed Team

    Promoted by experienced leadership and search professionals, Ishwa brings the right mix of industry experience coupled with a proven track record of delivery.