December 20, 2017 – Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company that provides talent acquisition solutions, has expanded with the addition of Kunal Sen as managing director for India. In his new role, Mr. Sen will be responsible for the growth, profitability and overall management of the Futurestep business in India. He will work out of the firm’s Bangalore office.
Mr. Sen has been a business leader with two decades of diverse experience in business-to-consumer and business-to-business operations. He has a strong operational background, is a proven leader and has the ability to scale up businesses profitably, said the firm. He has also worked in several companies at senior positions. Most recently he was VP for the recruitment firm TeamLease. Previously, he served as senior vice president of TeamLease Skill University.
Prior to that, he was with TeamLease Services, also as SVP, where he was responsible for deriving the growth and profitability agenda for a team of more than 200 people. In addition, Mr. Sen also worked at StoveKraft between 2013 and 2014, as director sales and marketing. There, he developed the strategy for the expansion and growth of various products all over India. He has also served in a number of senior sales and marketing positions with Dell, Idea Cellular, Colgate Palmolive, Agro Tech Foods, Heinz and Asian Paints.
The Indian economy was nominally worth $2.2 trillion, according to the International Monetary Fund. It is the seventh largest economy by market exchange rates and third largest by purchasing power parity. Major industries include textiles, telecommunications, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, food processing, steel, transport equipment, cement, mining, petroleum, machinery and software.
Growth & Expansion
Korn Ferry has experienced a wave of growth this year in various practices and divisions. Here’s a sampling from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:
Korn Ferry named Carlos Martins as president of Hay Group, South America. He is based in São Paulo, Brazil. Mr. Martins joins Korn Ferry from global consulting firm Ernst & Young, where he led its people advisory services practice for South America and was also a member of the Brazil executive committee.
Korn Ferry ads co-head of global asset management
With more than 15 years of investment management executive recruitment and organizational consulting experience, Chad Astmann has placed top leaders in executive leadership, investments, distribution and infrastructure.
Korn Ferry also expanded with the addition of Mark Broer as senior client partner in its global life sciences practice and managing director of pharmaceuticals
He works in both the firm’s Zurich and London offices. He joined the firm from Spencer Stuart.
Korn Ferry also announced several key leadership changes in multiple areas
As the integration of Hay Group is substantially complete, the firm has appointed Mark Arian as this business segment’s new CEO. Mr. Arian was recently recruited from EY, where he served as a managing principal.
May Knight became country managing director for Hay Group
She is based in the company’s Hong Kong office. Ms. Knight brings 25 years of experience from operational and consulting roles in Asia and Europe. She was previously managing director, financial services, Asia Pacific at Accenture.
To further expand Korn Ferry’s product development and management capability, the firm named Andrew Huddart as president of its global productized services segment. To fully leverage the company’s global products business, Mr. Huddart will report to Byrne Mulrooney, who continues to serve as CEO of Futurestep. Mr. Huddart comes to Korn Ferry from Deloitte Consulting’s human capital group, where he served as managing director.
With its growth in Asia Pacific, Korn Ferry has established a chief operating officer position to provide additional support for the region. Current chief marketing officer and Korn Ferry Institute president Mike Distefano will assume this new role. Mr. Distefano will move to Shanghai from Los Angeles and work closely with Charles Tseng, president of Asia Pacific, to manage and grow the firm’s business in the region.
Korn Ferry has added to its global industrial search practice.
Patrick Walsh will be based in the company’s Minneapolis, MN office. Mr. Walsh joins Korn Ferry from Spencer Stuart, where he was a leader and significant contributor to the firm’s growth in Minneapolis and the industrial market worldwide.
Futurestep launched a new academic healthcare practice
Sarah Taylor, a member of Korn Ferry’s academic healthcare practice, was named managing consultant. The Futurestep practice provides expertise in recruiting faculty, including funded educators, scientists, subspecialist physicians and other critical faculty positions.
Korn Ferry tapped Andrew Huddart to serve as president, global productized services
Mr. Huddart joined the firm from Deloitte Consulting’s human capital practice. At Deloitte, Mr. Huddart launched a major new product, BersinOne, delivered double digit revenue growth, and rebuilt the senior leadership team.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media