Kala Kularajah Egon Zehnder, Kuala Lumpur
Kala Kularajah, based in Kuala Lumpur, is passionate about the development of corporate leadership and talent. Having served in senior consulting and corporate roles across multiple geographies, Kala is deeply experienced in leadership and talent strategy, organization design, and job management. She is active in Egon Zehnder’s Executive Assessment and Development, Technology and Communications, Financial Services, and Industrial Practices. In addition to executive search, Kala provides accelerated integration support to executives transitioning into new roles and serves as an executive coach to senior executives.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Kala was Regional Director for Fast Growing Markets with Hay Group, where she served as a trusted advisor in human capital performance including leadership and talent development, culture change, mergers & acquisitions, executive coaching, compensation design and advisory, organization design, and work measurement. Previously, Kala was Chief Talent Officer for Maxis, leading talent management and leadership development to create a pool of future leaders from local talent. Earlier, she was with Hay Group as the Regional Director of Reward Practice Business (Asia Pacific and Africa). Kala began her career with Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange with responsibilities in the listing of companies and strategic planning for the Exchange.
Kala earned an MBA (Summa Cum Laude) from Boston University in the US, and a Bachelor of Accounting from Monash University, in Australia. She also holds a Certificate Practicing Accountants from Australia.