Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY), a premier global provider of talent
management solutions, has strengthened its India client service capabilities
with the addition of Avdesh Mittal as Senior Client Partner and regional leader
of the firm's Digital Media sector.
Based in the firm's Mumbai office, Mr. Mittal will focus on the
Communications, Media and Entertainment sectors in India and will also be a
core member of the firm's Consumer and Technology markets.
"Avdesh's in-depth knowledge and understanding of the digital media space
promises to be a great asset to the firm and our clients," said Charles Tseng,
Korn/Ferry President, Asia Pacific. "With the addition of Avdesh to our strong
team in India, we look to broaden Korn/Ferry's reach in the growing and
important convergence and digital media arena as well as augment our
capabilities in the Consumer and Technology markets."
Mr. Mittal brings a wealth of experience in recruiting C-level executives
in both established and emerging technology companies – primarily in the
telecommunications sector, convergence and internet technologies as well as in
broader media and entertainment.
Before joining Korn/Ferry, Mr. Mittal was with another global executive
search firm where he was responsible for Communications, Media and
Entertainment as a Partner in the Global Technology and Services Practice.
Prior to executive search, Mr. Mittal has more than two decades of
experience working across industry sectors and with start-ups and
entrepreneurial ventures. He started his career in the manufacturing sector
before moving to the services sector as CEO of the Indian subsidiary of a Santa
Clara-based (U.S.) technology start-up. He then established a software product
(advertising) company, IOL Technologies Pvt Ltd., which he funded through
private equity investment from a Mumbai-based industrial house. During his
tenure at IOL, Mr. Mittal built strategic alliances and partnerships with some
of the largest players in the internet service provider space in India through
a software licensing arrangement.
Mr. Mittal graduated from Panjab University in chemical engineering where
he was top of class and a gold medallist. He is a Sloan fellow of the London
Business School where he earned a Master's degree in Management.
About Korn/Ferry International Asia Pacific
Korn/Ferry International, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia
Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, is a premier global provider of
talent management solutions. Korn/Ferry, based in Los Angeles, was the first
major global executive search firm to operate in Asia Pacific when it opened
its doors in Tokyo in 1973. Today it has 18 offices in key business centers
throughout the region. Korn/Ferry delivers an array of solutions that help
clients to attract, engage, develop, and retain their talent.
Visit www.kornferry.com for more information about the firm, and
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SOURCE: Korn/Ferry International
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