Sasank Kumar advises companies on innovative talent strategies, which can range from aligning their organizational design with their business strategy to mining their internal organization for leadership talent. Based in New Delhi, Sasank also advises clients on CEO succession challenges, incentives and talent retention approaches. He leads Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice in India and is active in the Services Practice.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Sasank was a successful business leader in telecommunications, renewable energy, and manufacturing sectors. He was Managing Director and Head of Worldwide Customer Operations with Deeya Energy, based in Gurgaon, India. Earlier, he held a variety of general management and functional leadership roles at Nokia where his last role was Vice President - Turkey, Eastern Europe & Central Asia, based in Istanbul. Sasank has worked in India for Whirlpool, Diageo, and Ballarpur Industries, helping to set up three world class manufacturing facilities and turning around loss-making operations.
Sasank earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors from Hindu College, Delhi University, a Masters in Management as a Sloan Fellow at the London Business School, and a Master’s in Management from XLRI in Jamshedpur, India.