EMA Partners Names Practices Heads in India

May 28, 2019 – EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, strengthened its presence in India with the addition of Aravind Sridharan as client partner to lead the technology and digital practice for the firm in the region. EMA also brought in Udai Raina as associate director to lead the digital and IOT practice in India.

“Aravind and Udai will strengthen EMA Partners’ technology and digital practice in the region,” said K Sudarshan, regional chair, Asia Pacific, EMA Partners. “With their experience, they bring with them an in-depth understanding and global perspective of the industry to EMA Partners which will help address our client needs in the fast-growing leadership talent market in this sector.”

Mr. Sridharan previously served as an account director for global alliances with Dell EMC. Prior to that, he was with Riverbed Technologies, IBM and Cisco in sales, market development and business management roles. Mr. Raina, meanwhile, was most recently head of business development at airtel. Before that, he gained experiences with Reliance Communications Limited, Tata Communications and Hughes Network Systems.

Earlier this year, EMA Partners in India added Tarunpreet Walia, a seasoned professional from Excelera, in the bio-informatics space, in an effort to bolster its life sciences and healthcare practice, and Mayuresh Shinde from Vodafone as part of the industrial and manufacturing practice.

“EMA Partners has been at the forefront of inducting senior executives from the industry to boost its ability to add value to its clients across sectors,” said Mr. Sudarshan.

Expanding Global Footprint

Since 1988, EMA Partners has partnered with multinational corporations, governments and not-for-profit organizations across a variety of industry sectors and functional areas. It has more than 40 offices on six continents, and the firm continues to expand globally.

EMA Partners recently strengthened its presence in the Americas with the addition of new office in in Bogota, Colombia with the induction of Natalia Godoy Duenas of Consultores Organizacionales S.A.S. Ms. Godoy Duenas, who becomes a managing director at EMA Partners, has significant experience in managing executive search engagements for leading local and multinational companies in the Latin American region.


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“We are very excited to have Natalia with us and immensely positive about her taking EMA Partners forward in this rapidly growing region, and we wish her the best in her new leadership role,” said Chris Pantelidis, regional chairman, Americas, EMA Partners.

The organization also furthered its presence in the Americas with the addition of recruiting firm Airaldi Smart Human Connections in Buenos Aires. Lucrecia Airaldi was appointed as the managing partner for EMA Partners Argentina. She is the founder of Airaldi Smart Human Connections, the predecessor firm for EMA Partners Argentina. Since 2007, the firm has built a track record specializing in C-suite executive search engagements across the consumer and retail, technology, telecommunications and luxury goods sectors in the region.

Ms. Airaldi said being part of EMA Partners was an exciting new step for her team. “We believe this will further strengthen our relationship with our current clients as we are now able to serve their global needs, given the EMA Partners international footprint,” she said. “We also welcome opportunities from multinationals investing in Argentina, and are well positioned to support their leadership and capability building initiatives in the region.”

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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