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Sushmitha Swaminathan, based in Berlin, is active in Egon Zehnder’s global Technology and Communications and Human Resources practices with a particular focus on digital and media. She is a valued provider of executive search, management appraisals, and leadership consulting services.

People are the jigsaw puzzle of life, and I am very passionate about putting some of them in the right places through the people and leaders I meet and interact with.

Before becoming a consultant with Egon Zehnder, Sushmitha was the Head of Human Resources International at Axel Springer in Germany, where she shaped and led a new international HR function. Before that, she focused on attracting top talent to the group as that company’s Human Resources Manager for University Marketing. Sushmitha began her career as a Research Associate at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), working on studies on the telecommunications market, networks, and e-business in Europe.

Sushmitha earned a Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of Madras and then completed a Master of Science in economics and management sciences and a PhD in industrial economics from the Humboldt University of Berlin.

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