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Pallavi Kathuria, is the Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s India offices in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore and is active in the firm’s global Technology and Communications Practice. She is a trusted advisor on leadership succession and talent management for clients in the IT products and services, software, consumer Internet, and digital sectors. She is also active in the firm’s Executive Assessment and Development Practice and coleads the Diversity and Inclusion Practice in India.

Great leadership will drive growth and socioeconomic progress in India. Through leadership hiring and development, diversity and inclusion, and board consulting, I enable transformative journeys for my clients.

Before joining Egon Zehnder, Pallavi worked at Microsoft in the U.S. and India for 15 years. Previously, she was a Product Manager at Nokia in Finland.

Pallavi has a Bachelor of Engineering in electronics and communications from the Delhi Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where she was a Fuqua scholar. Pallavi works to address inequality in India through volunteer work and diversity initiatives. She is married with two sons and loves travel and world history.

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The Times of India – Why Search Firms Are Expanding Their Services

The Times of India – Why Search Firms Are Expanding Their Services

For decades, search firms in India and around the world have built their businesses on C-suite placements. But with the industry being disrupted by social networks and a complex hiring environment, business models are changing and search firms and management consultancies are now offering more value-added services.

Quartz India – Coding Requires Constant Curiosity

Quartz India – Coding Requires Constant Curiosity

As emerging technologies are set to take over IT jobs in India and around the world, candidates need to show more than just an engineering degree and expertise in programming languages to join this disrupted workforce.

The Economic Times – Women in India Inc Enjoy Strong Mid-Level Mentorship

The Economic Times – Women in India Inc Enjoy Strong Mid-Level Mentorship

Women at Indian companies have plenty of career ambition and enjoy ample development opportunities, but struggle to overcome gender bias at the leadership level.

Leading in the Connected Age

Leading in the Connected Age

Technological transformation continues to unfold at a relentless pace. To effectively adapt to this new era, companies must recruit and develop a different kind of leadership talent. This is a big ask, because demand for leaders with deep technological acumen far outstrips supply.

Livemint – Start-Ups Line Up for Young Leaders

Livemint – Start-Ups Line Up for Young Leaders

With start-ups increasingly seeking leaders who have relevant experience and can fit into an unstructured environment, age is becoming a key factor, reports LiveMint.

Business Today – Tackling the Talent Drain

Business Today – Tackling the Talent Drain

Traditional India Inc is currently experiencing a talent drain as thousands of bright young leaders flock to join e-commerce companies and other start-ups.

The Times of India – E-Commerce Calls For Strong Digital Talent Pipeline

The Times of India – E-Commerce Calls For Strong Digital Talent Pipeline

The boom in e-commerce has led to a dearth of digital talent, reports The Times of India. What kind of leader should companies now be looking for, asks the newspaper?

Business Today – Startups in India Seek Tenured Talent

Business Today – Startups in India Seek Tenured Talent

The young world of start-ups in India is realizing the need for management strength and throwing open its doors to experienced seniors. Pallavi Kathuria from Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Communications Practice in the Asia Pacific region tells Business Today that “tenured talent is being sought after by e-commerce players as they bring in specific knowledge and experience relating to products, platforms, processes, systems or technology.”

Indian Boards Embrace Gender Diversity, But Only on Paper

Indian Boards Embrace Gender Diversity, But Only on Paper

Gender diversity in India’s boardrooms remains a distant reality, despite a recent rush to comply – on paper at least – with new gender diversity norms laid down by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi).

Board Diversity – How to get there?

Board Diversity – How to get there?

Board diversity is much more than simply a question of fairness. Lack of diversity represents a missed opportunity to bring in new thinking, insights, experiences, and knowledge – with regard to different markets, consumers, practices, and more.

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