June 9, 2015 – Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has opened a new office in Mumbai and has named Bryony Greenwell to lead the firm’s retail and consumer practice in India from the new location. Ms. Greenwell joins the firm with 13 years of search experience gained in London, Hong Kong and India. “We have seen a significant increase in senior level search mandates from our international clients,” said Alasdair Spink, India managing director. “Across all sectors, clients are now confidently investing for the future. While we are managing mandates all over India, the amount of activity in Mumbai, together with the need to expand our own team, means that it has become crucial to have a permanent presence in Mumbai in addition to Delhi.”
Ms. Greenwell’s track record spans working with both private and listed Indian and foreign multinational companies across all sub segments of the consumer sector. She was most recently a managing director at Sarus Human Capital, an independent executive search firm with a focus primarily on Indian real estate and infrastructure, as well as expatriate placements.
“The Indian retail and consumer sector is already significant in size and set for noteworthy expansion and diversification over the next few years,” said Ms. Greenwell. “As the Indian representative of our global consumer practice, I look forward to supporting our international clients as they address this exciting market as well as growing Indian companies that are looking to new markets overseas.”
India seems to be at the forefront of utilizing both executive recruiters and social media & professional networks in tandem to identify and hire talent. According to a recent internal LinkedIn report made available to Hunt Scanlon, nearly 60 percent of Indian corporate recruiting leaders surveyed said referral programs are one of the most important sources of quality hires. Using headhunting firms ranked second on the list.
Odgers Berndtson provides a wide range of recruitment services for leading organizations in private and public sectors, including board level and executive search, management assessment and international assignments.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media