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We are a leadership advisory firm

committed to our client’s success.

We started the firm with the objective of bringing the experience and processes followed by the largest global search firms to growth stage start-ups and value conscious firms. The strategy proved itself out and we are proud of the success we have seen.

Ishwa Consulting, an integral member of the global IMD International Search Group , leverages a vast network of partners in over 40 countries. This extensive global presence allows us to tap into top-tier talent worldwide, ensuring that our clients have access to a world of exceptional executive search resources.

Our Leadership

Arvind Pandit

Founder and Managing Partner

Shalini Gupta

Partner

Advisory Board

At Ishwa Consulting, we're proud to be backed by a team of industry veterans and experts who provide us with invaluable guidance, insights, and mentorship. Our Advisory Board comprises leaders from various sectors, each bringing a unique perspective that enables us to deliver unparalleled services to our clients.

Vineet Agarwal
Manish Arora
Vishal Chaddha

Meet the Team

We work hard, we work smart, we push each other to become the best version of ourselves

Aniket Halgekar
Devika Sen
Namrata Singh
Nitika Tarway
Preeti Sharma
Shashidhar D S
Somanshu Kalra
Somanshu Kalra
Varsha Karthik
Arvind Pandit
Founder and Managing Partner

Arvind brings over 20 years of consulting experience in the areas of organisation design, leadership development, talent management, strategy, and executive search.

Prior to founding Ishwa, Arvind was at Spencer Stuart leading the Consumer and HR practice.

He advised clients on their leadership needs by identifying, assessing and recruiting the right leaders for their organization. Prior to Spencer Stuart, he was a founder member & Director at Hay Group, a global HR consulting organization.

Arvind holds an MBA from IIM, Calcutta and completed his Bachelor’s in Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering.

Shalini Gupta
Partner

Shalini is an experienced and accomplished corporate leader with over 20 years of global experience as a senior executive and business consultant.

Most recently she headed the Marketing and Strategy function for a mid-sized tech company. She has worked and consulted with large global companies. She is also an Independent Director on the Board of KEI Cables, an INR 4,000 crore revenue BSE listed company.

Shalini is a Bachelor’s in Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering and MBA from Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi. She is a university rank holder in both her degrees.

Vineet Agarwal
ISHWA Advisory Board

Vineet Agarwal, Managing Director of Transport Corporation of India Ltd., graduated from Carnegie Mellon University and Harvard Business School. Since joining TCI in 1996, he has transformed it into a leading integrated multimodal supply chain solutions provider. He also serves as the President of ASSOCHAM and holds key positions in several prominent organizations."

Vineet's extensive knowledge and deep expertise in logistics and supply chain management, along with his strategic insights into multimodal operations, provides ISHWA with invaluable guidance. His leadership in embracing technology and innovation will drive our strategic alignment and future growth.

Manish Arora
ISHWA Advisory Board

Manish Arora, with 27 years of experience across Commercial Vehicle Marketing and Financial Services, has demonstrated leadership in P&L Management, Digital Lending Platforms, and Ecosystem Partnerships. A key force in building MSME Banking Institutions and digital supply chain financing platforms, his vast expertise spans across Citibank, YES Bank, DBS Bank, and now Mynd Fintech.

Manish’s rich experience in financial services, especially in MSME financing and digital platforms, aligns with ISHWA's vision of innovation. His strategic insights and capability in business planning will significantly contribute to our growth and enhance our market positioning.

Vishal Chaddha
ISHWA Advisory Board

Vishal Chaddha, chief venture partner at Xelp, led the company to an IPO in 2019. An Edmund Hillary Fellow, he's backed 50+ early-stage start-ups across APAC. His previous roles include Technology CEO at HT Media, leadership in FMCG & Financial services, and Innovation Leader for Coca-Cola in SW Asia. Graduate of IIM Calcutta.

Vishal's profound experience in technology and startup investment offers ISHWA a unique perspective on innovation and venture building. His commitment to leveraging technology for global impact aligns with our strategic goals and enhances our capacity for entrepreneurial and innovative solutions.

Aniket Halgekar
Principal Consultant

Aniket brings close to 15 years of experience of working with global multinationals in the Executive Search and Telecom industries.

He leads the Industrial and Technology practice for Ishwa. Prior to getting into Executive Search, he held Senior Sales & Account Management Roles across B2B spectrum with leading Telecom companies, managing large global corporates across multiple geographies and sectors.

He holds a Masterʼs degree in Management and Bachelorʼs degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Aastha Chhabra
ISHWA Advisory Board

Aastha, equipped with a B.Tech in Computer Science and an MBA in Human Resources, is keen to master the art of Talent Acquisition. At Ishwa Consulting, she skillfully identifies and recruits high-caliber candidates for our valued clients, continually learning and advancing her professional skills.

Devika Sen
Managing Consultant

Devika, a Managing Consultant at Ishwa Consulting, brings over 14 years of experience in Sales, Marketing, and Client Services, specializing in Tech Leadership Hiring across SaaS, E-Commerce, EdTech, and Gaming. Her expertise lies in strategic hiring, customer success, and account management. Prior to joining Ishwa, Devika excelled in Senior Sales Management and Strategic Account Management roles, demonstrating her prowess in client services and business development across various geographies and sectors. Her approach is marked by a strategic blend of dynamism, client-focused strategies, embodying a philosophy that values continuous learning, humility, and the significance of every moment.

She holds an MBA in Marketing and HR.

Dhriti Dhawan

Dhriti with her psychology background, is skilled in identifying talent across fields. Her curiosity and broad interests contribute to her innovative approach, making her a key asset in executive search.

She holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology.

Imroz Raina

Imroz's transition from a passionate football enthusiast to executive search exemplifies a unique blend of athletic discipline and professional insight. Skilled in aligning top talent with suitable companies, he thrives on new challenges and excels in building strong relationships with candidates and clients. Holding a PGDM in Marketing and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Imroz's educational background complements his hands-on experience. His enthusiasm and diverse role expertise make him an invaluable asset to Ishwa's team, significantly contributing to its success.

Namrata Singh

A career comeback after a long gap and a sales/marketing background, meant I had to start from scratch. I thought I would be a square peg in a round hole, but it’s been quite the opposite. I love everything about search, starting from the excitement when you begin the work, all the way to the pangs of nervousness during the closure process.

Nitika Tarway

I have a passion for identifying exceptional talent. I feel delighted by connecting top-tier candidates with the perfect opportunities. My commitment to understand the unique needs of both clients and candidates has led to successful, long-lasting placements in various industries. I thrive on the challenge of finding the best fit for every role, contributing to the growth and success of organizations.

Preeti Sharma

Learning from Industry leaders and my colleagues, becoming better at what I do by harnessing my business acumen, communication and leadership skills is what I love about the search industry. At Ishwa, my game has really hit the next level. Working with demanding clients and extremely talented candidates is thrilling to say the least.

Shashidhar D S
Principal Consultant

Shashidhar comes with close to 15 years of experience of working with global multinationals in Automation, Digital Transformation and Telecom industries.

He leads the Retail, BFSI and Pharma practice for Ishwa. Prior to joining Ishwa, he was leading a team and held Senior Sales Management & Strategic Account Management Roles across B2B spectrum with leading Telecom companies, managing large global corporates across multiple geographies and sectors.

He holds a Masterʼs degree in Management and Bachelorʼs degree in Science.

Somanshu Kalra
Somanshu Kalra
Head of Operations

Somanshu is a seasoned professional with more than 16 years of experience in marketing, presales, and project management. Most recently , he has worked with a mid-sized tech and A.I. company, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his current role as the leader of operations at Ishwa.

Throughout his career, he has played various roles at both large global companies and smaller firms, with a focus on verticals such as Financial Services and Telecom. He has worked with teams across multiple geographies, including North America, Europe, and ANZ.

Somanshu holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Engineering, further solidifying his technical background and capabilities.

Varsha Karthik

I believe there are no limitations to my success and the secret to this perhaps is because I have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best talent in the world with supreme passion.

I bet on headhunting through extensive research, raise my networking and rapport-building bar, take up new challenges, and be a digital recruitment warrior maintaining timely deliverables.

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