Joylyn Largo Afonso


Joylyn Largo-Afonso is an partner in DHR International’s Advanced Technology, Telecom, and Professional Services practice in India. She is based in the firm’s Mumbai office. Joylyn began her career in with HSBC Bombay in the marketing department (Asset vantage) and had a brief stint with Coca-Cola, before joining Korn/Ferry International in India in 1997, where she worked for the last 15 years.

During the first three years with Korn/Ferry, she has worked on assignments across verticals including industrial, healthcare, consumer, and information technology.

Due to increasing focus on alignment to practices, Joylyn grew to be a core member of the Global Technology Market. Additionally, for the last two years, she set up and led Korn/Ferry Human Resources (HR) Centre of Excellence (CoE) in India, helping all practice verticals with business development, thought leadership and in executing key HR Leadership mandates. In October 2012 she joined DHR International in the Advanced Technology, Telecom and Professional Services Practice.

As a search professional she has worked on assignments in all sub-sectors of the technology practice. Some significant assignments include Asurion, HCL Infotech, Manhattan Associates, Anunta Technologies, Symphony Teleca as well as NASSCOM, NXP Semiconductors; AT&S; Nokia, Synopsis, Imaje, Logica, Vodafone, British Telecom, Andrew Corp, Symantec, NCR, Belkin , Dell, WNS , Autodesk , and Navteq. She has led CEO and CxO level executive search assignments for clients like Hewlett Packard / MphasiS, Motorola, Datamatics, CSC, Xerox, Cisco, and Kodak.

She won the Asia Pacific Highest Client Satisfaction award in Technology in June 2012. Joylyn is a (Rank holder) Masters in Psychology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations (Rank Holder) from Tata Institute Of Social Sciences.